Sahara Overland

Sahara Overland

A Route and Planning Guide

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The Sahara Desert remains one of the world's most fascinating and mysterious wildernesses. Looking beyond the romance of shimmering oases and magical dunes, this updated and expanded guide is a fully comprehensive handbook to understanding and exploring the world's greatest desert. Whether travelers are planning just a week's excursion in Morocco or a two-month trans-Saharan expedition Sahara Overland--A Route and Planning Guide offers all the essential advice, background information, and inspiration to complete their journey safely. Features include: *Documentation--what visitors need and how to get it *Choice of transport--4WD, motorcycle, bicycle, or even camel *Preparing the vehicle--without spending a fortune *Trans-Mediterranean ferries *Thirty-five off-road routes and detailed itineraries, many with GPS waypoints, covering 10,000 miles in nine countries (Morocco, Mauritania, Libya, Mali, Tunisia, Algeria, Niger, Chad, and Egypt) *Improvising repairs, plus desert driving, and riding techniques *Navigation and survival--what to do when things go wrong *Background--Saharan peoples, pre-historic art, and land forms *300 b&w photographs and 30 color photographs *50 route maps and 2 pages of color maps
Publisher: Hindhead, England : Trailblazer, 2004
Edition: 2nd ed
ISBN: 9781873756768
1873756763
Branch Call Number: 916.604 S42s1
Characteristics: 672 p. : ill. (some col.), maps (some col.) ; 21 cm

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