"Tassili, dinner at the first bivouac" Tassili n'Ajjer National Park Things to Do Tip by JLBG

Tassili n'Ajjer National Park Things to Do: 133 reviews and 279 photos

  Tassili bivouac
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  • Tassili bivouac - Tassili n'Ajjer National Park
      Tassili bivouac
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  • Tassili bivouac - Tassili n'Ajjer National Park
      Tassili bivouac
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  • Tassili bivouac - Tassili n'Ajjer National Park
      Tassili bivouac
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  • Tassili bivouac - Tassili n'Ajjer National Park
      Tassili bivouac
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At the first bivouac, we had our first desert dinner. First of all, a "gongon" passes from one hand (and mouth!) to another. You can see two of them, one on the right, the other on the left of the first photo. It is a green 1 liter pot made of enameled iron, Chinese made. Pierre (our French guide) fills it with water taken out of a guerba (goat skin container) and adds a few drops (I mean "drops", not more) of Pastis to hide the taste of the water. Each of us drinks to recover the water lost during the day.

After that, each of us chooses a bag of lyophilized soup and adds boiling water. The hungry (or thirsty) ones can have a second bag.

Then, Ali, the cook pours in each one's bowl a good portion of a stew he has cooked. More will be available for the hungry ones again!

And to finish with, the dessert is either a handful of dates or an orange.

When the fire is almost extinct, as the night is dark (it must be about 8PM), everybody slips into his sleeping bag.

Actually, not really everybody, Pierre and Ali had a job to do (next tip) and the photographer wanted to make a few more snapshots!

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  • Updated May 4, 2006
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