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Introducing Taghit

Pronounced ‘Ta-rit’, this small oasis village 90km south of Béchar has some of the most spectacular scenery in the Grand Erg Occidental. The dunes tower over the eastern edge of the town, and the view as you come over the hill from the west, of the old ksar (fortified stronghold), tiny against this great theatrical backdrop, is magnificent.

The old mud-brick part of the village is dominated by the ksar, which is currently being restored – this section of the village is a real maze of winding lanes, and the red mud architecture is typical of this part of the Sahara.