Waw an Namus

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Waw an Namus is an extinct volcanic crater located in one of the remotest destinations in Libya, deep in the Sahara desert almost at its geographic center.

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The volcanic field is about 4 km wide, surrounded by a 10 to 20 km wide dark-black deposit of ash that stands out starkly against the yellowish desert.
The name “Waw an-Namus” means the “Oasis of Mosquitoes”, or according to other interpretation “The Crater of the Mosquitoes” , from the fact that the surrounding small lakes are infested with mosquitoes, and therefore camping nearby requires nets or repellents.

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