Benghazi is the second largest city in Libya. Libya has become a top North African tourist destination offering holiday makers a chance to explore the historical sights, get a taste of the culture and enjoy the beautiful golden beaches and desert areas.
There are so many things to do and see in Libya whether you want to explore the coastal areas, ride a camel in the desert or visit the Roman ruins in Sabratha and Leptis Magna.
Benghazi may be a city but it offers a great selection of things to do and enjoy when visiting Libya.
Things to Do and See
Af Fuwayhat Zoological Garden is just one of the highlights in Benghazi, this zoo and zoological garden offers visitors a chance to see a number of animal species in a beautiful and tranquil setting.
The Medina is a must to visit. The Medina is the old town complete with narrow passages and traditional architecture. The souks here, or traditional markets, offer you a chance to buy a host of traditional items from perfumes and leather goods to jewelry and pottery.
The souks are a great way to shop in Libya, they are vibrant market areas with stall owners who are ready to barter, making it a fun and exciting experience.
While in Benghazi be sure to visit the beautiful Al Berka Palace, the museums and the Omar Mukhtar Tomb.
Berenice is an archaeological site of an ancient Greek city and while it’s not Cyrene, there are a number of great things to explore. They are still busy excavating the area, but they have uncovered a number of columns and mosaics that you can explore right now.
Benghazi also offers beautiful golden beaches which are very popular in the area due to the wonderfully warm climate. So if you want to just sit back and relax, you can lie back and soak up the sun on one of the magnificent beaches.