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Pre-historic cave art tells us volumes about our ancestors, and about the glorious and deep past of a nation, Tassili N’Ajjer tells us of its cultural greatness, a height to which everyone would hope it will return soon. The paintings date back to more than 6 thousand years before the birth of Christ, and they depict the ecological truth of prosperous living in a desert in most remarkable form.
Algeria is Africa’s largest country and most of it falls within the Sahara Desert. It also hosts the richest rock art concentrations of any other African country and some of the richest on earth. Most of these are found in the south east of the country near its borders with Libya and Niger but there are also important concentrations in the Algerian Maghreb and in the Hoggar Mountains in the central south. The most famous of all these areas is the Tassili n’ Ajjer in the south east, an 80,000 square kilometre moonscape of silent canyons and “forests of stone”, a National Park which was inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List in 1986. Most of the art here seems to date from between 9,000 years ago and 4,000 years ago while some of the large animal carvings/engravings may date back to 12,000 years or more. The area is especially famous for its Round Head paintings which were first described and published by French archaeologist Henri Lhote. Along with other parts of the Sahara, the Tassili experienced dramatic climate change during this period resulting in an influx of wildlife and human populations from the Middle East. The highly developed cultures/civilisations which flourished in these areas over these millennia are thought to have had a major impact on the subsequent flowering of Egypt’s ancient civilisations as the Sahara people were forced to gradually migrate to the Nile valley as their lands dried up again.
Located in a strange lunar landscape of great geological interest, this site has one of the most important groupings of prehistoric cave art in the world. More than 15,000 drawings and engravings record the climatic changes, the animal migrations and the evolution of human life on the edge of the Sahara from 6000 BC to the first centuries of the present era. The geological formations are of outstanding scenic interest, with eroded sandstones forming ‘forests of rock
Algeria is a destination where the sun rise does not mean just another new day,
is a different rich with new wonders
We invite you to discover the many adventures that await you in Algeria, a land of beauty, culture, heritage and many interesting surprises!
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What Client’s Say
Thank you so much for a stunning adventure,well I think a really good start would be to use Sahara Algeria. Right from the initial enquiry stage they gave good advice, answered all my questions quickly and cheerfully, and were flexible in every respect, they really are customer focussed. Hammani and his friend were brilliant in every way.
We had the most fantastic time on the tour, it was amazing to say the least! Everyone looked after us well over and beyond our expectations. The guesthouse we stayed at the first night was great and the food was really great too. We had so much fun in the desert. Our guides did the best job and they were very fun too! We loved the food, the fresh salads, soups was amazing. Every meal was really good! Thank you for helping us organise this tour and thanks to everyone involved in making our trip so fantastic!
We had a magnificent trip to the Desert. Your team looked after us extremely well. We have some great photos we hope you can share with them. There were a few down points… Flies, sandstorm but well made up for by shooting stars and walking barefoot in the dunes. Thanks to you both for a great trip.