Top 7 most inaccessible places to travel

7.North Sentinel Island

The Andaman Islands are ruled by Indian authorities. The archipelago with its magnificent jungle and bounty beaches for tourists opens at most a couple dozen for a long stay and a couple more for a day visit.

The Nicobar and Andaman Islands are special because they are still inhabited by indigenous peoples. Some of the tribes have already had a little touch of the civilized world, but the Indian authorities are concerned about the bad influence of modernity on the traditional way of life of the natives (alcohol, tobacco, blood mixing). To prevent their extinction, the Indian government established reservations in indigenous areas and restricted traffic in those areas.

The most dangerous of the islands to this day is the North Sentinel Islands. The natives here are so aggressive that, despite first peaceful contact in the 1990s, they still do not take kindly to outsiders.

6.Chagos Island

Mauritius and Chagos always passed from one owner to another during the colonizers. They were uninhabited until the eighteenth century. The first inhabitants on Chagos were African slaves and Indian indentured laborers. When Britain seized Mauritius, it became the owner of two islands at once.

Now Chagos Island is a military base, so the entire population is its employees. Tourists are not brought here. But if you really want to walk on the white-white beaches of Chagos, you have to try hard to get a permit to visit, hire a private boat and sail it from the Maldives.

5.Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic

Western Sahara is actually divided into three states. The Moroccan Western Sahara is reached from Morocco, the Moorish Western Sahara is reached by foot from Nouadhibou.

The independent SADR is more difficult to visit. It is still at war with Morocco. They even built a "wall" (a three-meter embankment) with barbed wire, sensor systems and military posts between them. The entire area along the front line is mined. By the way, the "wall" is considered the largest minefield on the planet.

In general, there are two ways to visit the SADR safely:

become a participant in a charity tour

Walking a piece of desert called "No Man's Land."

For 35 years, Somalia has been the site of warfare. Getting to the capital of Mogadishu without being kidnapped by barmales is problematic, so all tourists stay in a separate concrete-block-walled area under guard of soldiers. This reduces the likelihood of being attacked by suicide carriers. Tourists usually come here by special tours.


Until 2012, this region was very popular among Africans. Everyone wanted to see the colorful clay settlements and the UNESCO monument - the city of Timbuktu. After another Tuareg and Islamist uprising, tourists stopped coming: the current situation allows you to come here only in a rented plane and surrounded by guards.

2.The Principality of Zeeland

British Platform, which was built to defend against the Third Reich. Now there is no tourism in Sealand, but the state sells Sealand certificates, titles of nobility and other souvenirs to fill the coffers.

1.Heard Island and McDonald Islands

The uninhabited islands in the southern Indian Ocean are some of the most inaccessible in the world. And it's not just because it's a UNESCO World Heritage Marine Sanctuary, it's also remote (it's a two-week expedition only one way). But if you dare, you can see an active volcano, penguins and the remains of the sealers' settlements.


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