Last Updated on June 3, 2023
Algeria is the largest country in Africa, and much of its territory is covered by the Sahara desert. There are countless massive sand dunes where sand surfing can be practiced, albeit in somewhat remote locations of Algeria.
Algeria Sand Dunes
Erg el Arma – Aïn Beïda, Ouargla
Dune field locally known as Erg-Bouslah, located near the town of Ouargla. The highest slopes are up to 220 metres tall. The Ouagla Sports Club occasionally organizes a sandboard festival, bringing hundreds of dune skiers to the site.
Erg d’Admer – Djanet
Vast field of sand dunes located south of Djanet and extends down to the Ténéré on the border with Niger.
Isaouane-n-Tifernine (Tifernine Dune Field) – Illizi
Isaouane-n-Tifernine is also known as Erg Tifernine, Isaouane-n-Tifernine, Tifernine Dunes. They are located near Illizi in the eastern part of the country, not too far from the border with Lybia.
Taghit Dunes – Taghit Oasis
Taghit is a desert oasis town 1.5 hours drive south from Béchar.
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