Fezzan Sand Seas: A popular but unprotected area for off-road driving and adventure tourism

By Mustafa J. Salem and Hans-Joachim Pachur

When we look at the landscape of the Fezzan region using satellite images or Google Earth, the most striking and dominant type of terrain is the dunes. The area has the most interesting and remarkable dune fields in Libya and probably in North Africa. The two main Sand seas are Idhan Murzuk (Murzuk Sand Sea) and Idhan Obari (Obari Sand Sea).

These two vast sand seas are located in two huge depressions that are surrounded on all sides, except the east, by . . .

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