The Dades and Todra Gorges

The Dades and Todra Gorges

January 23, 2018 Original Fake vs Real 0

Morocco bursts with dramatic natural beauty and the Dades and Todra Gorges rank high on the list of memorable sights. The pair lie fairly close to each other in the Atlas Mountains, 110 km (70 mi) northeast of Ouarzazate. At full flow during winter, a river runs through the Dades […]

Ichkeul National Park

Ichkeul National Park

January 23, 2018 Original Fake vs Real 0

Comprising a large lake and wetland area by the side of Ichkeul Mountain, Ichkeul National Park is the only natural area in North Africa to be recognized as a World Heritage Site. Easily reached from the capital, Tunis, this is a wonderful place to visit. Connected to a large lagoon […]

Bouhedma National Park

Bouhedma National Park

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Probably Tunisia’s most important national park, Bouhedma was created in 1980 and is now a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. The 165-sq-km (64-sq-mi) park is dominated by a type of gumtree and scrub, the last traces of the savannah that once spread along the northern edges of the Sahara desert. Lying beneath […]

Jebel Nafusa

Jebel Nafusa

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Towns and villages – many deserted and derelict – cling to the rocky hillsides of the Jebel Nafusa. This narrow east-west range rises steeply from the arid coastal lowlands and its southern slopes merge with an immense, empty gravel plain. The landscape appears harsh and inhospitable, yet sheep and goats […]

Green Mountains

Green Mountains

January 23, 2018 Original Fake vs Real 0

Most of Libya’s vast, barren landscape does not receive sufficient rainfall for settled agriculture. Desert lakes are salt and the network of wadis, apart from brief periods after rain, is dry. The Green Mountains (Jebel al-Akhdar) of northern Cyrenaica, where streams and waterfalls flow almost year round, are the exception. […]