Loading
 
Premium Listing @ 9.95 per month | Know More
     
 
 
 
 

 

Awjilah
 
Awjilah

Awjila also written as Awjilah, Aujila, Augila, Aoudjila is an historic oasis deep in the Libyan desert about 260 kilometers south of Agedabia . From Awjila the the road leads to Jalo and Kufra.

Not so long ago Awjila was the capital of the large surrounding region because of its unique location of being at the crossroads of caravans moving along the east west north Africa route and the north south coast to Africa route.

It has the oldest masjed (mosque) in the western north African region with its unique style of architecture with rooms that are naturally conditioned . In the scorching heat of the summer days the rooms are cool and at night they are warm.

The building materials are made from the soil and the palm tree branches which make up an excellent heat insulator.

Awjila is a unique ethnic community as the people are of Berber ( Amazigh ) origins.

They have their own distinct Berber language but Arabic is the dominant language and Islam is the only religion.

The main activities of the people in Awjila are agriculture and working for the oil sector companies as this area is the cradle of Libyan wealth.

The main crops are dates from the many verities of palm trees, tomatoes, and cereals.

Recently Awjila acquired an extra importance as it will be the best and most convenient site for viewing the sun eclipse on march 29 2006.


Premium Deals
Tanzania @ 5 Days Mount Kilimanjaro Climbing Marangu Route
The Marangu Route is the easiest and shortest route to Kilimanjaro’s summit and is known as the “Coca Cola” or “tourist” route. This is the only route..

Costa-rica @ Discover Costa Rica
Located in the north of Costa Rica, the impressive Arenal Volcano is a natural phenomenon that attracts thousands and thousands of tourists due to its permanent..

Slovenia @ Wine and Wellness Slovenia 8 Days Guided Cycling Tour
Explore the majestic landscape of rolling vineyards, enchanting castles, and sleepy rivers, as you explore Slovenia by bike. Stop off at rural wine cellars and ..

Georgia @ Jeep Tour in Georgia
Enjoy an extreme vacation, a little off road adventure combined with great history and culture, nature, geology and panoramic views of the most beautiful areas ..

Nepal @ Kharta Valley Trek (Tibet Tour)
Kharta Valley trek is an absolute classic and quite special with only a few people trekking this region in a year. A real Tibetan journey passing through some o..

Guatemala @ Discover Guatemala 13 Days / 12 Nights
Guatemala is the heart of the Mayan world. It is alive, magical, mystic, and ancestral. Its history proceeds from four thousand years ago when the Mayan civiliz..

Jordan @ The Secret Paths to Petra
In the North, you see the horizon merging with the green canyons of the Rift Valley, in a maze of canyons and sublime shows that’s leading to the kingdom of M..

India @ Hotel Shikha
Jaipur is one of the most sought-after tourist destinations of India. Every year, this pink city greets thousands of people from across the globe. To serve the ..

Chile @ Ancestral Experience and Alternative Therapies
Visit to the Moon Valley, where we will enjoy the with the sunset a nice cocktail. Returning to our lodge we expect a night of astronomy, the cosmology by the L..

Kenya @ 5 Days Nakuru Maasai Mara from Kisumu
Lake Nakuru National Park. This lake and park is famous for it's flamingos but there are other types of birds also leaving there. Arrive in time for lunch at Fl..