"Tit in the Tidikelt" Tit by JLBG
Tit Travel Guide: 21 reviews and 47 photos
The willaya of Adrar is entirely in the Sahara. It has only 28 "communes" (Municipalities) and Tit is one of them. It looks very small on the map but I suppose the population of the "commune" includes people living in other oasis and nomads. I have not found the population of Tit but I have found the results of a ballot on 29 sept 2005, there were 1392 people inscribed on the voters lists and 1371 that voted!
The Sahara has two Tit.
Note for native English readers: this is the correct spelling and there is no need to put an S at the end the previous sentence. Non-native will have understood at once that this was NOT a mistake.
Tit, zip code 0106, is in the willaya of Adrar. It is 200 km west to In-Salah, 50 km west to in-Ghar, though both In-Salah and In-Ghar belong to the willaya of Tamanghesset. This page is about this Tit.
Tit, zip code 1320, is the willaya of Tamanghesset, 42 km north to Tamanrasset. I have built a small page about Tit in the Hoggar
In Amazight, Tit (plural Titucine) is the same word that "Tut" in ancient Egyptian and stands for "eye" with the meaning of "spring", as a spring is an eye open in the soil. No wonder that there are several locations named Tit in the Sahara. Besides the two Tit above, there is Tamentit in south-western Algeria, Tit-Mellil near Casablanca in Morocco and others I will add later (I cannot find any other right now though I know there are plenty).
This page is not only about Tit, but about the leg of our travel between In-Salah and Tit, as shown on the map.
On this travel, my 7th visit to the Sahara, we were a group of 12 with 6 adults and 6 children in 3 cars, my own Land Rover, a Toyota and a small Renault-5. The Toyota got badly stuck and we spent two hours to take it off the sand. Then we did not drive a very long way out of In-Salah and had a bivouac in the middle of the desert. The next morning, we went to In-Ghar (not a VT destination though zip code 11210) and visited a French teacher living in the oasis. Then, we drove towards Aoulef through Tit. When we arrived near the oasis of Tit, the sand wind was beginning to blow and the Renault-5 got badly broken down. As we were trying to fix it, villagers from Tit came and proposed that we sleep in their house. We were glad to have a shelter from the sand wind. Next morning a young man proposed to have a camel ride around the oasis.
The structure of a VT page does not fit with such a journey and I will put most of the tips chronologically under "things to do". So, please, read in author's order!
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