Tibesti Mountains, Tibesti Region

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Check out Tibesti Mountains, spreading across a massive area of untouched landscape. Travel between various rock formations that look like artistically sculpted statues; some of them hide ancient paintings, so keep your eyes peeled. Climb the highest peak of 3,445 m (11,302 ft), or visit the five volcanos and their deep craters. Most of the ground in the area is tough and covered with dry lava, volcanic deposits, sands, and rocks. From time to time you'll find small oases and settlements, as well as animals roaming freely across the area. For Tibesti Mountains and beyond, use our Tibesti Region trip itinerary planner to get the most from your Tibesti Region vacation.
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  • This can certainly be considered a trip of a lifetime. Very few groups ever wondered as far. One can't go there alone or, for a private outing. There is no infrastructure of any kind and, the tent is ...  more »
  • For years the Tibesti was the traveller myth Saharans, difficult to reach and has long interested by rebellions had always been a goal to security risk later in the presence of widespread mined areas. In recent years thanks to efforts for demining the affected areas and exhausted the impetus of desire for autonomy from the Central Government can you travel in reasonable security in the region. Remains a trip reserved for true lovers of the Sahara since the access tracks and transit are very uncomfortable.
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  • I have recently returned from an expedition to Tibesti to nineteen days. Definitely one of the most beautiful places around the Sahara. There are two essential points. First the Trou au Natron, a volcanic crater where you can go down through a steep trail with a vertical drop of 750 metres. The other point of interest is the town of Bardai, surrounded by breathtaking scenery of rocks of various shapes and sizes. A European artist some twenty years ago has painted some; now the paint is fading and the Visual impact is not too bad, although it is regrettable to think the freight cost of the many trucks of paint in a place so impervious; If the truck had contained provisions for the people instead of paint, you could feed the whole northern Chad for years. Things to keep in mind that does not exist in the Tibesti no accommodation and that it is essential to arrange a tour with curtains. The slopes are difficult.
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