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Sahara Overland

Sahara Overland

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Contents list | Introduction | Where to go | When to go | What can I do in... | A Short History of Pistes


INTRODUCTION

PART 1: PLANNING AND PREPARATION

Where and when 9
The Big Plan 19
Visas, documents and money    24
Organised tours 37

PART 2: VEHICLES

2WD vehicles 43
4WD vehicles 53
Survey of 4WDs 70
Vehicle preparation and equipment 105
Loading and packing 133
Camping equipment and food 151
Desert driving 167
Vehicle maintenance and repairs 196

PART 3: DESERT BIKING

Choosing a bike 207
Bike preparation 216
Two-wheel camping 231
Riding in the desert 236
Cycling in the Sahara 244

PART 4: TRAVELLING BY CAMEL

Mauritania 257
Salt caravan from Timbuktu 269
Tour of the Aïr 278
Sudan and Sinai 283

PART 5: IN THE DESERT

Travelling in Africa 287
Health 302
Water 309
Navigation and maps 316
Maps and satellite imagery 325
Survival and security 348

PART 6: THE SAHARAN ENVIRONMENT

Desert landforms    371
Saharan climate and weather 384
Human prehistory in the Sahara 396
Peoples of the Sahara 405

PART 7: ITINERARIES

Crossing the Mediterranean 417
Routes in the Sahara 423

Morocco 426
M1    Guercif - Ain Benimathar 426
M2    Bouarfa - Boanane 428
M3    Boudenib - Gourrama 430
M4    Alnif - Tinerhir 431
M5    Tinerhir - Nekob 433
M6    Tagounite - Merzouga 436
M7    Foum Zguid - Mhamid 441
M8    Zagora - Foum Zguid 443
M9    Taliouine - Foum Zguid     446
M10    Tata - Igherm 449
M11    Aït Herbil - Tafraoute 451
M12    Tan Tan - Assa 453
M13    Assa - Smara 456

Mauritania 460
R1    The Atlantic Route 464
R2    Nouadhibou - Atar 468
R3    Atar - Chinguetti (via Ebnou Pass) 469
R4    Amogjar Pass - Atar 471
R5    Atar - Terjit (Oujeft) 472
R6    Chinguetti Btah - Ebnou Pass 475
R7    Chinguetti - Ouadane 476
R8    Ouadane - Guelb er Richat 479
R9    Ouadane - Chinguetti 480
R10    Atar - Tidjikja 481
R11    Tidjikja - Nema 484
R12    Moudjeria - Guelta Matmata 488

Algeria 490
A1    El Oued - Grand Erg - Deb Deb 493
A2    Hassi bel Guebbour - Ilizzi 497
A3    Illizi - Tarat - Bordj El Haouas 499
A4    Fadnoun plateau - Afara - A7 501
A5    Toukmatine - Amguid 503
A6    Djanet - Tamanrasset 505
A7    Djanet - Ideles 509
A8    Ideles - Tahifet - Tamanrasset 512
A9    Ideles - Hassi bel Guebbour 513
A10    Tamanrasset - Arlit (Niger) 515
A11    Tamanrasset - Highway - Ideles 517
A12    Tamanrasset - Tifernine - HbG 518
A13    Tamanrasset - Bordj Moktar 523
A14    Tamanrasset - Killian - Djanet 524
A15    Djanet – Chirfa (Niger) 527

Exploring the Tassili N'Ajjer 530

Tunisia 539
T1    El Hamma - Ksar Ghilane - Tataouine 539
T2    Douz - Ksar Ghilane 542

Libya 545
L1    Derj - Idri 549
L2    Ghadames - Serdeles 553
L3    Ghat, The Akakus and Idehan Murzuk 560
L4    Dune Lakes Circuit 564
L5    Germa - Wadi Mathendous 569
L6    Timsah - Waw en Namus 573
L7    Waw en Namus - Kilingue - Tazerbu 577

Mali 580
B1    Reggane (Algeria) - Bordj Moktar - Gao 580
B2    Gao - Timbuktu 584
B3    Douentza - Timbuktu 586

Niger 587
Agadez - Fachi - Bilma 592
Bilma - Dirkou - Chirfa - Djado 593
El Gatrun (Libya) - Agadez 601

Chad 605
C1    Nguigmi - Ndjamena (Lake Chad Route) 608
C2    Ndjamena - Ounianga - Ennedi 610
C3    Tazerbu (Libya) - Abeché 614

Egypt 617
Abu Mungar - Regenfeld - Abu Ballas 621
Bir Terfawi - Jebel Uweinat 623
Abu Ballas - Kemal el Din Monument 625
Karkur Talh 629
Jebel Uweinat - Wadi Sora 632
Wadi Sora - Wadi Gubba - Silica Glass 633
Silica Glass - Great Sand Sea - Siwa 635
Siwa - Bahariya 636
Aqaba Pass - Wadi Hamra 637

APPENDICES

Sahara book selection 640
Some Great Saharans 644
French-English technical glossary 649
Conversion table 650
Notes on contributors 652
Suppliers' directory 654

INDEX 667

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