Libya Waw am Namus to Tazerbu route
I did this route in the Westward direction 18 months ago.
We had a good guide and were off-piste the whole way.
No mines were found.
It would be worth visiting the 'Lady be Good' site if you are near there.
Very historic, look it up on Google.
The following is a brief diary of the section.
The remainder is on my website.
Email me if you want more detailed info...
Happy travels Kitmax
Sunday 15th October 2006
We drove to Tsaibo, a small outpost town. We replenished fuel and water. This is our first supply since leaving Jagbub - five days and a thousand kilometres away. Difficult sandy drive out of the town and off across the plain.
We left the piste and reached a dune corridor in the Ribiana sand sea. We found a picturesque dune site and camped for the night. Silence, space and eternity.
Monday 16th October 2006
We drove down our dune corridor and came to the great dry lake. The shore was covered with mussel, oyster and clam shells - an extraordinary feature in this waterless desert.
We found, after some searching, the well preserved wreck of a 1930’s bi-plane which had crashed here. We took photos and examined every piece with interest.
Note: The American wartime bomber, ‘Lady be Good’ lies in this area too. There is a simple monument to mark the site.
Long and difficult drive on blackened sand to the volcano at Waw Namus. This is an amazing site, lost in a vast tract of soft black sand is the volcanic crater, about 2km wide . We stopped and looked down at the great central core surrounded by three shimmering lakes bordered with lush green vegetation.
The temperature has soared to 104.6° F ( over 40 °C) and both cars and passengers are feeling the strain. We camped later by sandy dunes in the cool of the evening.
Last edited by kitmax; 7 Jan 2008 at 20:57.