Acacus

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12 DAY TREK THROUGH THE DESERT

 

DAY 1: Europe - Tripoli - Sabha

Arrival at Tripoli airport and welcome by your English speaking guide.
Evening flight to Sabha.
Transfer to hotel Waha (3*) at Sabha, dinner and overnight stay.


DAY 2 – DAY 9 : Sabha – Akakus : Trek

After breakfast you meet your drivers and continue your way with the 4WD vehicle along the southern border of the sand sea, named WADI AL- HAYAT which means the ‘Valley of the Value of Life’.
You make a stop in GERMA, the first capital of the Garamantes and you visit the museum.
After picnic under the acacias, you continue your way to the village of AOUINETTE and further to the Acacus.
During 7 days you will walk (approx. 5 hours a day) through the most beautiful places of the labyrinth of the ACACUS.
The Acacus, classified in 1985 by the UNESCO as world heritage, has a large variation of landscapes with differently coloured sand dunes, arches, gorges, isolated rocks and deep canyons. The other-worldly landscape of the Libyan Sahara provides a perfect gallery for viewing one of the finest collections of rock art on earth, dated from the 3rd and 4th century BC. The paintings and carvings give a wonderful image of daily life during this period. You will surely enjoy this wonderful landscape.
Dinner and bivouac.


DAY 10: Acacus - Erg Ubari  

After breakfast you leave Acacus and discover the beautiful landscapes around the lakes of ERG UBARI.
Picnic under the acacias. You cross the dunes of ERG UBARI and continue your way to the desert lake of UMM AL-MAA, a real blue pearl surrounded by green palms, amid the golden sand.
Dinner and bivouac near the lake.


DAY 11: Erg Ubari – Sabha - Tripoli

Today, you discover the incredibly beautiful landscapes around the lake of MAFHOU and GABROUN (possibility to have a swim). The existence of the lakes in the middle of ERG UBARI explains the presence of an amazing people in this region, the Daouadas.  They survived by arid agriculture and fishing on small shellfish in the lake. You visit also the “dry” lake of MANDARA.
Lunch en route. At the end of the day you return to Sabha, where you have dinner in a local restaurant.
Transfer to the airport for your flight to Tripoli.
Overnight stay in hotel El Kabir (4*), Bab Al Bhar (4*) or similar.


DAY 12: Tripoli - Europe

Early departure to the airport to return to Europe.


Included in the program:

- Visa fees
- Hotel accommodation
- Full board
- Transport with car or minibus / national flights
- English speaking guide
- Sites and museums entry fees

Information about the bivouac:
Included:
- Canadian tent (1 or 2 persons per tent),mattress and blanket,
- breakfast with coffee or tea
- around 10:30 snack
- lunch-picnic
- dinner
- traditional tea around the campfire
- mineral water for personal use
- limited water for toilet

Personal equipment:
sunglasses, binocular, cap or hat, high protection sun-cream , miners lamp
Warm pullover and jacket during winter time


Not included in the program:

- International flight
- Drinks at lunch and dinner, (other than water)
- Personal expenses
- Tips local guide, drivers,…


This is a standard program and can be adapted all time.
Interested ? Please contact us and we will inform you as soon as possible.