Salt lakes of Ubari oasis in the Sahara

13 October 2007

A full day tour onboard our Toyota cars going up & down on the huge sand dunes, discovering the salt lakes of Ubari oasis. In the evening, we go back to Sebha where our Sahara desert adventure ends.

Sand dunes in the Sahara desert, Libya Sand dunes in the Sahara desert, Libya
The warm light of rising sun illuminates the sand dunes.

 

Oasis in the Sahara desert, Libya
Ma Fu lake.

 

Oasis in the Sahara desert, Libya
Gabron (Gebraun) lake, the biggest lake and oasis in the sand dunes of Ubari.

 

Oasis in the Sahara desert, Libya Oasis in the Sahara desert, Libya
Oasis in the Sahara desert, Libya
Other views onto Gabron lake and the surrounding landscape.

 

 

Sand dunes in the Sahara desert, Libya
We try to reach another lake... but where is the track???

 

Sand dunes in the Sahara desert, Libya

 

4x4 driving on the sand dunes
Once the driver finds a suitable place, we descend the dune.

 

Oasis in the Sahara desert, Libya Oasis in the Sahara desert, Libya
Oasis in the Sahara desert, Libya The beautiful salt lake of Oum El Ma. We eat our lunch here, in the shadow of a palm tree. Somebody has a swim: as the water has much more salt than sea's water, it is very easy to float.

 

Offroad driving on the sand dunes
Other 4x4s coming...

 

Palm trees, Sahara desert, Libya Palm trees, Sahara desert, Libya
Palm trees, Sahara desert, Libya Palm trees, Sahara desert, Libya
The nice landscape around the lake, with beautiful palm trees and sands of different vivid colours.

 

Dried lake, Libya
Dried lake, Libya The last stop is at Mandara oasis, where there is a ghost town and a dried lake.

 

Camping in Sebha, Libya Geko Camping in Sebha, Libya
Back in Sebha, comfortable bungalows await us. Our fantastic desert adventure ends here.


 

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