The coast is home to one of the last Mediterranean monk seal colonies and two million migratory birds descend here in the Spring. The Ocean waters in this area are some of the richest in the world and colorful fishing boats bob around the coastline.
Find fortified trading villages filled with crumbling sandstone buildings from the middle ages. Once camel trains carrying salt and dates along this way.
Al Qaeda is active in this part of Africa, and travel along the borders with neighbouring countries is considered unsafe. The border areas are also known to harbour unexploded landmines.