Sebiba, memory of war and celebration of peace

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Sebiba, memory of war and celebration of peace


Sebiba, memory of war and celebration of peace

This combined course offers travellers the chance to discover the two great Saharan landforms: the mountains and the sand dunes, as well as attending one of Algeria’s most important Saharan festivals, the Sebiba.

Which brings together men and women from several Tuareg communities who have been celebrating it for millennia. Women, adorned with their most beautiful jewels, sing tuareg songs to the rhythm of tambourines while men, dressed in traditional costumes and holding swords, dance, creating a magnificent, intoxicating, and poetic representation.

7 days

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  • Bivouac
  • 7 days
  • Sebiba
  • 12 Personen ungefähr
  • Ecotourism
  • Culture
  • Swimming
  • Physical level
  • Network
  • Hikking
  • 4×4
  • Sunrise and sunset

À partir de

120€ / Tag / Person


  • A course with varied and bewitching landscapes
  • The famous canyon of Essendilène
  • The impressive needles of Tikoubaouine
  • Sumptuous rock paintings and engravings
  • Swimming in the guelta of Essendilène
  • Discovery of one of the most important Tuareg festivals


Djanet – Tinamali

Departure from Europe or Algiers. We will be welcomed by our team at the airport in Djanet late in the evening.


Day 1 · Erg Admer

We will cross the Albian nappe, one of the largest fresh water reserves in the world, to arrive at one of the biggest dune massifs of the Sahara, the Erg Admer. We will never tire of admiring the contrasting colors of the blue sky, the golden or pink sand depending on the time of day, and the dark rocks. It’s a fantastic landscape in the heart of the dunes, and we’ll watch an unforgettable sunset.


Day 2 · Essendilène

We will meet with nomadic populations for a real moment of exchange and sharing. We’ll leave the desert landscape to approach a key moment of our trip, Essendilène. A beautiful hike awaits us between the guelta and oleanders where the rocks tighten to form an impressive canyon. This path, sheltered from view, transports us into a muffled and colorful universe to reach the emerald guelta.


Day 3 · Tikoubaouine

After passing through the high cliffs of the Oued Tililine, we will arrive at Tikoubaouine, a fabulous site where arches and sandstone obelisks stand. We will admire a very beautiful pre-Islamic tomb in the shape of a keyhole.


Day 4 · Imeurouden/Adaik

We will leave Tikoubaouine and head towards the wide canyon of Imeurouden, where we will contemplate rock paintings and engravings from various periods, depicting animals and characters that are representative of life. Our journey continues in the heart of a forest of stones between large cliffs and sand dunes, a crossing in natural and mysterious corridors. We’ll have the possibility to contemplate a magnificent sunset.


Day 5 · Djanet

We will reach the site of Tagharghart to contemplate the very beautiful and famous engraving of «The weeping cow». After lunch, we will visit the city of Djanet and the local market before checking in at our hotel or guests house.


Day 6 · Djanet/Sebiba

We will attend and participate in the Sebiba, a unique event registered in the cultural heritage of UNESCO. You will be immersed in the heart of the preparations with one or the other of the two communities that practice the ritual. Women will dress up, put on makeup, and wear their most beautiful jewelry, while the men prepare themselves as warriors


Day 7 · Djanet

We will set up our final camp in the dunes before heading to the airport around midnight.


For unforeseeable reasons (traffic, flight, case of force majeure, climate, etc.) and for the good progress of your trip, our guide may be required to adapt the program.

The price includes: 

  • Airport pick-up and welcome by a professional Touareg guide who knows the terrain perfectly and speaks French fluently
  • Entrance fees to parks and protected sites
  • 4×4 vehicles
  • 4 meals per day during the bivouacs: breakfast, lunch, snack, dinner
  • Water, tea, and soft drinks included
  • On-site cook and musician
  • Camping equipment (tents, comfortable sleeping bags +10°, mattresses, blankets)
  • Assistance in obtaining a regularisation visa


The price does not include:

  • Airfare
  • Visa fees
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal expenses and any tips

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Any questions about your trip?

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