Travel Guide Africa Algeria Tamanrasset



Tamanrasset is a city deep in Saharan Algeria.



Sights and Activities

  • Maison de la Culture.
  • Musée du Hoggar.
  • Musée du I'OPNA.



Getting There

By Plane

The town is served by Aguenar-Hadj Bey Akhamok Airport (TMR IATA), often just referred to as Tamanrasset Airport. It's located 7 km northwest of city centre. There is one international route, with Paris-Orly. Domestic routes connects with most larger cities in Algeria.

By Car

National road A1 from Algiers passes by Tamanrasset continuing until the border with Niger. However, after Ghardaia in central Algeria the quality of the road deteriorates, although it's still paved. This road is also known as the Trans-Sahara Highway. To the south the road becomes almost impassable to ordinary 2WD vehicles.




  • Restaurant Tassili. Serves up mainly roast chicken and harissa.




There are relatively few hotels around town, however camping is common and you'll find several camping sites across the city. Also, out in the desert it's easy to bivouac under the sky, a true million-star hotel.

  • Gîte Saharien (East of city centre, on the road towards Aderian mountain), ☏ +213 20 813240, ✉ info@taghant.com. A desert logde on the outskirts of town, made up of several clay brick bungalows, hot showers and WCs are available. The restaurant serves great food.
  • Hotel Tahat, Avenu Emir Abdelkader, ☏ +213 29 344272, ✉ info@hotel-tahat.com. Large hotel with 148 rooms, all have air-condition. On-site restaurant and conference room is available.



Keep Connected


There are Internet cafés in all larger towns and cities.


See also International Telephone Calls

  • The country calling code to Algeria is: 213
  • To make an international call from the Algeria, the code is: 00


Algeria Post offers fairly reliable though relatively slow services. Mail posted in any of the main cities along the coast takes three to four days to reach Europe; posted elsewhere, it could take much longer. Parcels sent by surface mail may take up to two months to reach Algeria. You might get better and faster deals with international couriers like DHL, TNT or UPS. Post officies are generally open from Saturday to Wednesday from 8:00am to 5:00pm and Thursday from 8:00am to 12:00pm, but the main post office in Algiers (5 boulevard Mohamed Khémisti) is open 24 hours.


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