"Taghit and its Grande Dune" Taghit by JLBG

Taghit Travel Guide: 12 reviews and 25 photos

Taghit (spelt somewhere between Tarrrhhit and Tahhhit) is an oasis in the willaya of Béchar at the western end of the Grand Erg Occidental (Great Western Erg), not far from Morocco. It stretches in the Saouara valley, between Béchar and Beni-Abbès, 90 km south from Béchar. The oasis has about 6,000 inhabitants and 2,000 nomads live around.

  • Last visit to Taghit: Apr 1975
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • jumpingnorman's Profile Photo
    Jun 26, 2009 at 11:42 PM

    Wow, this Grand Dune is amazing...hope I'll walk it someday!

  • Yaqui's Profile Photo
    Jun 22, 2009 at 7:15 PM

    What wonderful photographs JL! The dunes are spectacular and the sparse landscape are still very beautiful.

  • lynnehamman's Profile Photo
    Jun 21, 2009 at 5:32 PM

    I love deserts- this page is very informative, and the photos are very good. I was surprised to see Eucalyptus trees in the desert! Merci, Jean-Louis

  • Apr 29, 2008 at 10:13 AM

    Excellent saqqara picture!

  • craic's Profile Photo
    Apr 5, 2008 at 12:35 AM

    very interesting page - very beautiful photos

  • Bwana_Brown's Profile Photo
    Mar 21, 2007 at 8:00 AM

    Spectacular photos of the Grande Dune de Taghit!! Wow, those views from its top are beautiful and I loved those ones of the blowing sand along the 'sif' too! Must have been a fantastic journey J-L !

  • Trekki's Profile Photo
    Mar 8, 2007 at 10:42 PM

    Amazing dunes !! And thanks for describing how to protect cameras in sandy regions ! That's worth a ton of gold :-))

  • LoriPori's Profile Photo
    Feb 26, 2007 at 11:20 AM

    I must admit, your main pic of the sculpted sand dunes is simply amazing. Great tip on how to keep your camera safe from sand. I'm extra careful when at the beach also. It doesn't take much to get sand into the inner workings of your camera.


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