city and capital of Tamanrasset Province, Algeria

Tamanrasset is a city deep in Saharan Algeria.

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Get inEdit

By planeEdit

  • 1 Aguenar-Hadj Bey Akhamok Airport (TMR IATA often just referred to as Tamanrasset Airport) (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 roadEdit

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.

Get aroundEdit


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




  • 1 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.

  • 1 Gîte Saharien (East of city centre, on the road towards Aderian mountain), +213 20 813240, . 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.
  • 2 Hotel Tahat, Avenu Emir Abdelkader, +213 29 344272, . Large hotel with 148 rooms, all have air-condition. On-site restaurant and conference room is available.

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