Libya and the Sahara
We can also tailor a private trip to your requirements and arrange cultural extensions to any programme.
With 7 years experience of mapping, filming and designing trips in Libya we would like to share our experience with you and offer you unique trips to suite your interests.
For many years Libya has been almost completely untouched by tourists. It boasts some of the most beautiful and unspoiled desert areas of the Sahara, rugged mountains and some magnificent, ancient cities and prehistoric sites.
Our scheduled programmes in Libya all include the Fezzan in the south western area of Libya and a visit to Leptis Magna in the north, one of the most magnificent Roman Cities. Although badly damaged by an earthquake Leptis Magna contains some of the best examples of Roman architecture and gives you a real feel for life in Roman days. There is generally time on all trips to wander around Tripoli - a city that has enchanted many travellers with its very friendly atmosphere, old streets and shops of the medina.
If you are looking for a real wilderness experience then consider the Heart of the Sahara trip. Here there will be several days during which you might not meet any other person in the desert and certainly at most campsites there will be no sign of other people. Our Acacus Trekking programme includes 6 days of camel and vehicle supported trekking in what is possibly the most beautiful and interesting part of Libya. On all programmes there will be opportunities to walk each day, sometimes for several hours.
All of our trips are based, where possible, on a wild camping lifestyle. Our concept as far as possible is not to use fixed campsites but to find camps in pristine dunes or wadis. In the deserts individual tents are provided with mattresses and a blanket. You should provide a sleeping sheet and or a sleeping bag. Meals are always cooked for you and in the evenings you will sit around a warm campfire.
Except for the Acacus Trekking trip several hours each day are spent driving in comfortable, well-sprung Toyota 4 wheel drive vehicles when in the desert and minibuses or taxis for some of the tarmac sections of the journey.
It is a requirement when travelling in Libya to have a guide with you. As some trips are in very remote country it may also be essential to have two vehicles on some sections of a trip. We can arrange any length of trip of any duration to virtually any area. To help you plan your trip see the further information and costing guidelines.