Arches UK - a collection of Nature’s arches and bridges
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Ennedi Region. Aloba Arch is one of the largest natural arches in the World. It currently (2106) ranks eighth, although this ranking may rise or fall with better measurements or new finds. It is in the remote Ennedi region, part of the Sahara Desert, in the north east of the country, about 54 miles south east of the town of Fada. The name derives from a local guelta, a water source. The guelta is not a permanent water source but very intermittent. This allows donkeys to drink there undisturbed. Alo means donkey and ba means water.
There are three persons at the bottom right of the opening for scale.
The arch has a span of 250 ft and a height of 394 ft.