Deserts are usually associated with extreme heat or cold (at night), sand storms, dangerous animals, lack of water and other negative things. In Libya however, you will feast your eyes on Africa’s easily accessible and most exceptional desert scenery there is. 90% of Libya is engulfed by Sahara. Despite the huge seas of deserts however, the country, as long as it is not in war, is one of the finest ones to visit due to its great scenery.

Libya remains to be Mediterranean’s wealthiest store of great Greek and Roman cities, all of which still possess the breathtaking remnants of the Byzantine era, particularly in the cities of Cyrene, Sabratha and the most popular of them all, the Leptis Magna. On its shores are the most extraordinary monuments from the past, allowing any of its visitors to relive history.

Just as the Mediterranean meets the Sahara, you will also find excellent desert spots like those of the oasis towns of Ghat and Ghadames. These are the very places where the riches of Africa were once showcased for the traveling caravans that passed through them. The lakes in the middle of the desert surrounded by palms and sand dunes are scenes you thought you will only find in the movies. Visit the famous volcano Waw al-Namus where you will find multicolored lakes circled by black sand.

A visit in Libya will truly be a worthy and unforgettable one. Just be sure to first check the travel advisory before you make your plans since bordering countries may be involved in dangerous wars that could easily enter the boundaries of Libya.

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