Saharan Algeria is the vast desert — dotted with oases — in the south of the country.
- El Goléa
- Tindouf — border town in the southwest, with a large Sahrawi population that escaped the conflict in nearby Western Sahara
- M'zab - a valley with extraordinary, singular architecture; a UNESCO World Heritage site
- Tassili n'Ajjer National Park - a UNESCO World Heritage Site
- 1 In Eker test site (about 150 km north of Tamanrasset). France, the fourth country to produce a nuclear weapon conducted some of their early tests in Sahara as much of Western Africa still was a French colony into the 1960s. On May 1, 1962 and underground test at In Eker in today's Algeria went wrong and observers including soldiers and government officials were exposed to radiation. If you happen to drive north-south across Sahara along the road from Algiers to Tamanrasset, you will pass right next to the area.