4x4 drive from Ouan Kassa to Murzuk sand dunes

10 October 2007

Once out from Ouan Kassa, in central Sahara, we drive over a desolate flat of black stones, before reaching the majestic erg of Murzuk, made of pink, orange and yellow sand dunes.

We leave Ouan Kassa, bound for Murzuk sand dunes.

 

At the foot of this huge dune, there are stratified sands of different colors. By digging a little, the different colors come out.

 

Sahara desert, Libya

 

Suddenly, the landscape changes into a very desolate flat of black stones, extending far away.

 

Vegetation in the Sahara desert, Libya Vegetation in the Sahara desert, Libya
Vegetation in the Sahara desert, Libya
The sand dunes of Murzuk comes finally into sight. These dunes have sands of different colors, from pink to orange, to yellow.

 

Towards the opposite direction there is a flat of orange sand, extending to the horizon and often ending into mirages.

 

Toyota 4x4 on the sand dunes, Sahara desert, Libya Sand dunes in Sahara desert, Libya
Sand dunes in Sahara desert, Libya Sand dunes in Sahara desert, Libya
Sand dunes in Sahara desert, Libya Sand dunes in Sahara desert, Libya
The 4x4s penetrate into Murzuk sand dunes.

 

Shapes on the sands, made by the constantly blowing winds.


 

Sand dunes in Sahara desert, Libya
Sand dunes in Sahara desert, Libya Sand dunes in Sahara desert, Libya
Sand dunes in Sahara desert, Libya Sand dunes in Sahara desert, Libya
I climb a 150 meters tall dune, to get a panoramic view.

 

Sand dunes in Sahara desert, Libya
My tent in front of the huge dune that I've climbed before.

 

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