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Sahara Caravan Routes

 

sahara caravan routs

A coloured map showing the various caravan routes crossing the great Sahara desert.

 

The dotted red lines in the above map are caravan routes connecting the various countries of North Africa including Egypt, Libya, Algeria, Morocco, Mali, Niger and Chad. Many of the main desert pistes and tracks of today were originally camel caravan routes.

  • Benghazi - Kufra (Libya)  - Fada (Chad) - N'Djamena (Chad) - Kanu (Nigeria).
  • Kufra - Berday - Belma - Zender - Kanu.
  • Cairo (Egypt) - Kufra - Murzuk - Ghat (Libya) - Janet (Algeria) - Tamanrasset (Algeria).
  • Tripoli - Murzuk (Libya) - Belma (Niger) - Zender (Niger) - Kanu (Nigeria).
  • Berday (Niger) - N'Djamena - Kanu.
  • Tripoli - Ghadames (Libya) - Ghat (Libya) - Janet  (Algeria) - Tamanghasset (Algeria).
  • Tamanrasset - Ain Saleh (Algeria) - Twat (Algeria).
  • Tamanrasset - Agadiz (Niger) - Zender (Niger) - Kanu (Nigeria).
  • Tifilalt (Morocco, one of the largest oases in the world) - Tindouf  (Algeria) Timbuktu (Mali).