Algeria, a majestic North African country is the second largest country on the African continent. Before the 90's , the country was a thriving tourism hub but all changed after the political upheaval of 1992. Henceforth, the country has been in unending struggle to revive its glory. Though things became better in early 2000, abduction cases were on the rise and thus independent tours to Algeria have been discouraged.
Algeria is nonetheless a remarkable tourist destination with much to offer. The vibrant cultural display of the Algerian tribes is worth exploring. Moreover the area is enlisted with various heritage regions such as Hoggar and Tassli NAjjer, which have a lot to offer to any adventurous spirit. Algiers, the capital harbors a lot on the Algerian history of colonialism. Moreover, there are the sand dunes of Timmoun which are not only beautiful to explore but also act as a geographic border, dividing Timmoun region into two.
Moreover, as you head deep into Algeria, towards the Sahara, there lie the vast treasures of historical beauty. The loveliness of Ouargla city, also known as 'the golden key to the desert' is marked by its splendid architecture. The Malekite minaret and market square of the town are also worth visiting. Furthermore, there is the auction market and guarded gate of the holy town of Beni-Isguen which are a must visit locations. The gorges of Kabylia and Chiffa are the perfect gateway to exploring natural attractions while the Sidi Fredj peninsula and Turquoise coast provide a breathtaking view of the ocean.
Algeria is reputable as a historical hub reflecting the lives of the early inhabitants of Algeria. Other places with a historical past include, the Hauts plateau, which gives one a chance to discover the Masourra fortress, Almohad ramparts as well as the historical town of Tlemecen. The National museum of Fine Arts is also a great place to explore.
Spring and summer are the best seasons to visit Algeria, thanks to its geographic location. During winter, the place can get very wet and thus some areas may be inaccessible. However, the Saharan region is best explored between late autumn and early spring, that is, November to April.
The Algerian government has done a lot on its part to make Algeria a safe tourist destination but travelers should still check travel advisory to get a clear picture of where they are going. The country has a reputation of mistreating visitors and thus all plans should be clearly researched before choosing where to go.