The crater of an extinct mosquitoesWau-en-Namus is an extinct volcanic crater, which is far away in the Sahara desert in Libya. His name Wah-en-Namus (translated as "Crater Mosquito") he received because of its surrounding small lakes infested with mosquitoes.
Wau-en-Namus - dormant volcano surrounded by black sand.Tells the traveler Borisov Nikolai: Today I was invited to a hammam traveler Borisov, who has several times been in the Sahara.Alexey, tell us about your experience. Alex: When I remember my trip to the Middle East and North Africa, the first thing comes to mind is the image of the desert. Indeed, most of the territory of these countries are in the desert, including the greatest of them - the Sahara. On it I'll tell you. "Lost World" - not one of whom wrote Conan Doyle, and existing in reality - is at the heart of the Sahara and is indicated on the map of Libya in Arabic script, emerging in the name of "Wow en-Namus". The road to it we started a thousand kilometers from the Mediterranean Sea in the oasis Temessa. Here the asphalt ends, hence we had to overcome 300 kilometers of emptiness - emptiness absolute, where there are no roads, no people, no animals or even plants. Can you imagine what is yet unknown to you over the planet. Ivan: And you're not kidding? And today you can get lost in the world? And it's so simple? Alex: Of course not. Venture on such a journey should prepare for the fact that you have to face the real dangers that await the traveler in the desert. Of course, those days when caravans crossing the Sahara, slowly move from oasis to oasis and leave behind a dead camel and the people are gone. Today's travelers are moved by jeep, enjoying the coolness of the air conditioners. And yet ... Anna: Journey to the modern machines, air-conditioned ... What kind of risks do you say? Alex: The main danger in these trips - a shortage of gasoline. Too heavy sands lead to excessive consumption of fuel. And if, disoriented, the machine skips past the oasis, gasoline is quickly coming to an end, it ends with water, and with it the life. Natasha: You're talking seriously? Alex: That's serious. Desert - is unknown. However, before going into this absolute void, tourists are sure to report to the police, and if the tourists do not come back for too long, the power, of course, will organize the search. However, finding lost in the wilderness of the car is not easy, believe me. And even if you are, then help comes too late. In January 2003, more recently, was killed in the Sahara racer Paris-Dakar rally. No, the desert requires a very serious preparation.
Here in isolation live, hunt and breed animals, fall down in the sand over-ripe figs, but not a single person . Why? Maybe because Wau en Namus is too much already "in the suburbs?" Or for some other reason? Anyway, for some reason the conductors are not advised to spend the night at the bottom, strongly suggest picked up on the outside edge of the crater. They explain this by the fact that in Wau en Namus lot of mosquitoes ("Namus" just means in Arabic "mosquito"). When we offer them is still to stay there for the night, given that the tents are equipped with mosquito nets and we have a failure drugs, blood-sucking insect repellent, the conductors come in obvious confusion, and, after consulting with each other, they say that it is better all- did not do that at the bottom is unsafe. "A top - safe?" - "Yes, absolutely." - "Why is dangerous here?". In response to the silence. And so we can not figure out what was going on. As the sun falls instantly dark. Studded with big stars cosmic abyss suppresses its grandeur.