How to Visit Ghadames

The UNESCO World Heritage town of Ghadames in Libya, formerly a key trading centre in the middle of the desert, now stands as an illustration of a Berber town of old Islamic architecture. Situated within a natural oasis, Ghadames is known as “The Pearl of the Desert” and is one of the oldest pre-Saharan cities to still stand, making it a rare example of a traditional settlement.

It has recently become possible to visit Ghadames, an excellent addition to the usual Libya holiday highlights of Tripoli, Leptis Magna and Sabrantha. To reach Ghadames, we drive around six hours in total from Tripoli, stopping en route in the hills of Jebel Nafusa and Gaser Alhaj, a remarkable fortified granary from the 13th century.

October dates for our next Libya departure have just gone live! On this trip we spend a full day in and around the oasis of Ghadames, staying overnight in the mud built homes, taking in the traditional Berber ways of life. This really is an adventure you can’t find anywhere else.

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