Mountain Trekking in the Acacus
This trip combines seeing some of the natural and archeological treasures in Libya with a few days trekking in the Acacus or more correctly Tadrart mountains, an area rich in sites with magnificent prehistoric cave art, set amongst grand rugged mountains and gentle sand dunes. Walking through this area we will have plenty of time to explore the wadis and see many of the paintings and carvings.
You will almost never camp within sight of other people and often in pristine countryside. All meals are cooked for you and evenings are spent round campfires under a starry sky. A support vehicle will have the main luggage and meet us at each campsite. The walking varies - some is along sandy or stony wadis, but much is over mountain trails and paths used only by the local Tuareg. We will keep away from the popular trekking routes and visit some the less accesible and more spectacular regions of the Tadrart.
As you will be travelling through Ghat in Libya, which lies near to the border of Algeria, you should be advised that this area is currently on the Foreign Office website as 'Essential Travel' only. Our insurance conditions require you to be advised of this formally prior to taking your trip.
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Please be advised that the current situation in the area is considered to be safe by our Guides. Should this situation change prior to your departure date you will be advised accordingly.
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Historical Note: This programme, with modifications, was researched and designed for the BBC 2 television programme "Extreme Dreams" with Ben Fogle.See Extreme Dream photo gallery
Acacus Cave Art Photo Gallery