Thank you very much for the information.
Since you’ve travelled in that region may be you can give more advices. After 2 trips to Morocco and one to Mauritania/Senegal, the “Sahara virus” is now running free in the blood stream. Therefore I’m now starting to plan a trip to the central Sahara. My first idea was to cover SE Libya (Ubari and Akakus regions), then a quick jump to the Tassilli n’Ajjer, and back north, via Libya to Ghadamès, in about 30 days. The idea was, on the way back, to avoid the stone throwers of north Algeria and benefit from the extreme low price of fuel in Libya.
According to your information this might not possible, due to difficulties of entering Libya in Ghat. So now this leaves me with three possibilities: 1) visit only Libya, 2) visit only Algeria or 3) visit Libya and return via Algeria. Nevertheless, due to the various costs of such a trip, perhaps I’ll have to stick with option 1 or 2. So, from you point of view, which would be a more interesting trip: the Ubari-Akakus region or the Hoggar-Tassilli n’Ajjer region. I’m a field biologist, so I’m always interest in the fauna & flora. From preliminary readings of texts describing these two regions, I get the feeling that Algeria should be more rich, in terms of biodiversity. Besides, the Hoggar and the Tassilli are two National Parks, inscribed in the World Heritage Places of UNESCO.
So which option do you consider to be the best bet for a first trip to the central Sahara ? If its Algeria, do you think it compensates the risk caused by the stone throwers ?
Thanks in advance,