"Desert wonderland" Jibal Akakus by TheWanderingCamel

Jibal Akakus Travel Guide: 27 reviews and 138 photos

Out of this world ....

....and into another - that just about sums up the experience of days spent among the sands and rocks of Libya's Jebel Akakus.

World Heritage-listed; considered the cradle of North African art and precursor to the wonders of Pharaonic Egyptian art; home to the famed Tuareg desert-dwellers; the landscape sculpted by the wind into an extraordinary world of tortured rock formations and sweeping dunes; night skies filled with stars of incredible clarity and brilliance; a silence so deep and profound you can think you are the only people left on earth; all this awaits the visitor to the magical world of the Saharan desert.

  • Last visit to Jibal Akakus: Mar 2007
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • starship's Profile Photo
    May 12, 2010 at 7:50 PM

    This was no doubt a fascinating, one of a kind, and once in a lifetime experience. Terrific page!!

  • globetrott's Profile Photo
    Apr 25, 2009 at 4:12 AM

    what a fascinating place, Leyle, Libya is also one of my dream-destinations.

  • lynnehamman's Profile Photo
    Apr 2, 2009 at 4:17 PM

    I can understand your love of this place, Leyle. It looks fascinating. The rockpaintings-unique(especially the giraffes) and Desert Dreaming photos outstanding. Unfortunately travel involves much red tape re permits!Is it still so?

  • yumyum's Profile Photo
    Jan 6, 2009 at 12:48 PM

    Brilliant page of a spectacular spot! Just awesome!

  • SLLiew's Profile Photo
    Jul 15, 2008 at 8:15 PM

    Wow..amazing place. Nice desert photos with the wall pantings. Thanks for sharing this UNESCO WHS site. One of your photo in transport tip (Part 2) is missing. Cheers, SL :)

  • sim1's Profile Photo
    Apr 13, 2008 at 3:55 AM

    Fascinating place and a fascinating page! Excellent work Leyle! I thoroughly enjoyed reading it, thanks!

  • toonsarah's Profile Photo
    Dec 17, 2007 at 2:52 AM

    Fantastic page - among the best travel writing I've read on VT, with images to match. You've made me want to pack my bag and head for the desert tomorrow!

  • kyoub's Profile Photo
    Dec 14, 2007 at 1:08 PM

    Excellent virtual tour and description of this area. Camels love the desert. Outstanding photos.

  • Bwana_Brown's Profile Photo
    Nov 14, 2007 at 6:11 PM

    What a fantastic page on your latest experiences in Libya! Starting with the history of the country from the Akakus onward to the amazing scenes of today you experienced - an enviable trip!

  • grets's Profile Photo
    Oct 27, 2007 at 1:27 PM

    Your wonderful descriptions and excellent photos of the rock art makes me sick to the stomach that we missed this in Libya. We'll have to go back!

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