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Old 27 May 2007
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A good Libyan guide, tried and tested!

We just finished a 5 day transit of Libya and despite all the concerns we had beforehand, we enjoyed it immensely!

After searching high and low, most companies quoted us around 1000 euros for arranging the visa fees and providing a guide. We managed to get through the 5 days spending just 718 euros for two people, EVERYTHING included!

We explained to Sami, the owner of Almuheet Tours(www.almuheettours.net, e-mail: info@almuheettours.net) in Benghazi that we are on a really tight budget. He charged us 635 US dollars for the agency, visa and guide fees. His guide(ask for Mr. Abdullah) was thoroughly briefed and we bushcamped three nights, paying only for one nights accomodation. We also cooked a lot of the meals ourselves, saving a lot. We also saw most of the main sights along the coastal routes.

They also have a guide(Mahmoud, Some Company) who can take you on desert trips, although we didn't go for this option.

The biggest advantage of using them was that, because we were on a tight budget and didn't sleep in hotels all the time, we came into contact with the local people a lot more!

Make sure you brief Sami, who speaks English very well, thoroughly on what you want, and also your detailed schedule as it is difficult to alter it during the trip.

The guides themselves speak very little English, but they are fantastic people who will genuinely go out of their way to help you.

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Question Good Libyan guides

NAMSA

I'll certainly bear them in mind - I'm planning to go back to Libya in March-April 2008 and am on the lookout for decent guides who don't charge the earth for the privilege of sorting out the paperwork.
If there is anyone else out there who know of, or who can recommend, good guides and agencies (specifically for SW Libya) please let me know.

I used to use guides based in Ghat at Sardelles but am not sure if they still do the guiding bits. Guides in Sebha perhaps?

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Hello desertfox,
I am used to go in SW Libya since 8 years. My special interest is also archeology. I know very good guides for this purpose.
If you are interested you can contact me per email: georgesdayer@mysunrise.ch
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Desertfox,

We had an excellent guide on our 6 day drive across the Ubari sand sea; contact details: alarbi_suleiman@yahoo.com or SAHARA STARS tourism services

Best of luck,
Toby
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another option

Hadi Bkai at Fessano tours is extremely helpful and professional.

info@fessano-w-tours.com

Sam.
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Smile Libyan guides

Thankyou all so very much!
Methinks I'm okay now! will be doing the enquiry bit soon for March/April next year!
And yes, I'll contact you Georges very soon! Tried to email you today but it was returned to me as unable to send - sorry
It still would be good to share a good guide!
cheers
Desertfox

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Hello,
I don't understand wy you can't send me an email because the adress is ok!
I can't send you a private message because i have only 6... i don,t know what!
Try again
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