Since a long time, we dreamt to go to
the remote parts of the SAHARA…
The proposal from my friend Fred BARDIN
gave to us the opportunity to realize this dream, thank's
to a total solar eclipse predicted to March 29,2006,
notably in Libya and Niger.
The final choice was made on TERRA INCOGNITA
for the travel to the Great South of LIBYA.
Then, with a group of tourists named
"PLEIADES" and their Algerian and Libyan drivers,
guide and cooks, we take off for the SAHARA, at first
by bus, from TRIPOLI, the Libyan capital, then by four-wheel
drive car, to the path of centrality, located at 132
km north from the tropic of Cancer.
We successively discover the desert,
its sandhills, its stony immenseness, the saharan volcano
of WAW AN NAMOUS and the flat and empty space of the
total solar eclipse site, during the trip of 1000km
on roads and 300 km on tracks.
A travel in a four-wheel drive car in
a desert in an amazing experience which permits to appreciate
the drive qualities of the TUAREGS. The Saharan nights
also permit to observe some beautiful objects of the
southern sky, invisible from Europe, as the SOUTHERN
CROSS or as Alpha Centauri and to see a very starry
Milky Way and a bright zodiacal light.
After an amazing total solar eclipse,
under a sky always blue over the desert, then a return
of 300 km on difficult tracks and a second vision of
the WAW AN NAMOUS, we have the chance, two days
later, to visit the magnificences of the immensity of
the ERG AWBARI, on the west of the FEZZAN.
In this desolate part of the SAHARA,
we look at very beautiful lakes, lost in an ocean of
high sandhills, all very splendid, but alas on April
02, we must return to Europe and leave behind us the
setting of the very impressive adventure lived in the
This trip was a marvellous epic ! Even
if you don't read the French language, we invite you
to see the webpages on this trip which will permit to
live the great adventure ! At last, we wish to thank
warmly the webmaster Gilbert JAVAUX who worked a long
time to do these very beautiful webpages.