How to hunt Libyan wolf? Just take six 4WD and a few mad drivers
Wadi Matkhandoush Travel Blog› entry 6 of 21 › view all entries
the day fairly early with breakfast just around sunrise at a bit before
But soon it
appears we will indeed be doing the 450ks in one day. We may be on sand but
that don't slow the driving down. We are actually driving faster than we did on
the tarmac road yesterday - the speed is between 80 and 100 per hour. The sand
is fairly hard but at these kind of speeds the Toyotas makes a lot of dust and
we try to avoid the dust from the cars in front of us.
along at high speed and suddenly the lead driver decide to make a sharp left
turn - this is a bit of a problem because all the other cars behind him is to
his left because of the direction of the wind. But he turns with 100k and is
almost hit by the car in second position but this car just manage to avoid him.
Now all the Toyotas are turning - we don't understand why. But then the reason
appears - there are a Libyan wolf in front of the lead
We are getting our lunch in a small wadi with lots of green vegetation around - a nice change from the mainly completely dry landscape we have been driving through.
we drive to the main reason we have been travelling to this part of
From the rock carvings we continue through the dessert and the landscape change once again - we are leaving the hard sand country and are getting to a place where there is soft sand. The soft sand also means lots of giant sand dunes all over. We get to the camp site and most us make it up the sand dune without any trouble - but there is one car which gets stuck in the sand - the only car driven by someone who don't actually own his own car. This means the car is a piece of crap ready to breakdown at any second - and it does so on a regular basis.
all of us make it to the campsite - a few had to walk the last mile to get
there but they made it.
After sunset we get ready for diner after all it is Christmas days eve tonight and we look forward to a feast. What can be on the menu for such a feast? The same as always - camel and couscous what else could it be. We all dig in and eat over camel once again.