The Sahara Desert begins at Sabha. There are illegal passenger buses that arrive at this city from southern African countries such as Niger, a journey which takes seven days. It is one of the most dangerous routes as it goes through the desert. Bus drivers often lose their way and passengers sometimes die from lack of food and water. People from Ghana, Togo, and Sudan come through Sabha and then to Europe through Tripoli.
There is a big lake inside the Sahara Desert near Sabha named "Gaberoun". This was a village several years ago but now only a tourist spot.
Sabha borders the following municipalities:
The major cities of Sabha include