Algeria in detail

Travel with Children

Travelling in northern Algeria with children of any age is generally fairly simple. Main roads are in good condition and journey times between destinations not overly long; supermarkets in bigger towns are well stocked with nappies (diapers), baby food and other items; many restaurants are happy to accommodate children (though don't expect high-chairs or kids' menus); and many hotels have family rooms and self-catering apartments are often available in Algerian beach resorts. Bigger towns normally have a play park or two.

Travelling in the south with children is a different matter. Distances are very long and it can be very hot. However, older children will likely enjoy the desert and some of the tour companies offer 'family-friendly' desert tours – think camels and sand boarding. Needless to say travelling in desert regions with children of any age in the summer is not a good idea.