Desert perspectives are intriguingly misleading (and insanely if you are lost), none more so than in the approach to this remote and enormous crater. After six hours of relentless, scrubless, mostly featureless high plain desert you are suddenly peering down into a mile-wide crater. The palm trees at the bottom are picture postcard stuff. The word namus means mosquitoes but this must be historical. We were not troubled at all and stargazing from deep down at the bottom with the perfect rim framing the shimmering-density of the Milky Way was unforgettable.
Deepest southern Libya. Nearest big town/small airport, Sebha. You'll need travel company logistics to get there. Tarmac finished 300 km from it. The rest of the way was a track but it certainly wasn't a beaten one.
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