Libya stretches along the northeast coast of Africa between Tunisia and Algeria on the west and Egypt on the east; to the south are the Sudan, Chad, and Niger. It is one-sixth larger than Alaska. Much of the country lies within the Sahara. Along the Mediterranean coast and farther inland is arable plateau land.
LIBYAN SAHARA DESERT
The Libyan Desert is located in the northern and eastern part of the Sahara Desert. It represents over 85% of the Libya territories. Despite the fact that it’s described as a barren wasteland, its fascinating ecosystem plays host to different of plant varieties and animal species. Desert adapted animals such as elephants, wildcats, and giraffes have easily managed to survive under its harsh climates. They are popular around oases and desert lakes. It is the only place for Libya safaris.
Leptis Magna: Leptis Magna
is the greatest Roman city in Libya, and its ruins are a few of the most complete and finest preserved inside the Mediterranean. The city is perhaps Libya’s most sought after tourist attraction. Leptis Magna was originally founded during the Phoenicians period in the 10th Century BC. It survived the attention of Spartan colonists, grew into a Punic city and ultimately part of the new Roman province of Africa about 23 BC. As a Roman city it flourished, with leaders such as Emperor Septimius Severus as one of its emperors. The city was sacked by a Berber tribe in 523 AD, and later abandoned and reclaimed by the desert. Even though it supplied the building materials to many looters throughout history, it was not excavated till the 1920s. Presently the site has several monuments still intact. The theatre is the most apparent, and has excellent panoramic views from the city from its upper tiers. Numerous statues as well as other ornaments still stay within the theatre. Other sites of interest at Leptis Magna are the Arch of Trajan, the Palaestra, the Nymphaeum, the Hadrianic Baths, the Colonnaded Street, the Harbour, the Circus, the Temple of Rome and Augustus, the Temple of Liber Pater, the Arch of Tiberius and the Market. Libya tours to Leptis Magna offer maximum enjoyment particularly for historical and pilgrimage tours.