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Tamanrasset is a city deep in Saharan Algeria.

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The town is served by Aguenar-Hadj Bey Akhamok Airport (IATA: TMR), often just refered 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.

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, altough it's still paved. This road is also known as the Trans-Sahara Highway. To the south the road becomes almost undrivable with ordinary 2WD vehicles.

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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 Adrian mountain), +213-(0)20-813240 (). A desert lodge on the outskirts of town, made up of several clay brick bungalows, hot showers and WCs are available. The restaurant serves great food.  edit
  • Hotel Tahat, Avenu Emir Abdelkader, +213-(0)29-344272 (), [1]. Large hotel with 148 rooms, all have air-condition. On-site restaurant and conference room is available.  edit

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