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White Desert

About 45 km north of Farafra, Farafra 12655, Egypt
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White Desert

White Desert make you feel like you are on the Moon, or Mars. Bahariya, known since ancient times... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
romuoelnet
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Egypt
Unforgetable

One of my favorite places in Egypt , sleeping in the desert and looking at the stars is incredible... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
islamismails
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6th of October City, Egypt
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Covering more than 2.8 million square kilometers, this vast desert starts at the western banks of the Nile and continues into Libya and contains five isolated, but thriving, oases: Kharga, Dakhla, Farafra, Bahariyya and Siwa. There are magnificent rock formations that form from wind erosions. The colors change at times from the sun, a beautiful sight to see.
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“bahariya oasis” (10 reviews)
“chicken” (10 reviews)
“full moon” (7 reviews)
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About 45 km north of Farafra, Farafra 12655, Egypt
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Reviewed 1 week ago

White Desert make you feel like you are on the Moon, or Mars. Bahariya, known since ancient times as the ‘Northern Oasis’ is situated in a depression about 100km long by 40km wide and completely surrounded by high black escarpments. The valley floor is covered...More

Thank romuoelnet
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of my favorite places in Egypt , sleeping in the desert and looking at the stars is incredible , you're gonna see lots of shooting stars! more than you can count if you're in Egypt you HAVE TO GO THERE! <3

Thank islamismails
Reviewed 5 September 2017

There are no words or pictures that can capture one's experience of the White Desert. My deep gratitude to Hamada of Desert Safari Egypte for sharing his love and knowledge of the desert. I was so fortunate to be fetched at Cairo airport and returned...More

7  Thank Eldene E
Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

Unique experience for those who love the nature. what captivates you is the generosity and the hispitality of the Bedouin people.Badrs museum travel us in time and show us what means to be a great Artist.we can not say we have visit Egypt and not...More

1  Thank Antigoni M
Reviewed 5 June 2017

My partner and I went on Hamada's 'Desert Safari Egypt' tour a couple of weeks ago. It was incredible. It's by far my favourite and most memorable experience I've had in Egypt since I arrived. The white desert is such a magical place. Hamada made...More

9  Thank Princessj0j0
Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

I booked my adventure through Golden Bird Tours who provided a personal guide/translator. The limestone rock figures are amazing. Rabbit, chicken, turtle, faces, Crystal Mountain (quartz) mushroom City. The sunset & sunrise we're beautiful. The quiteness, stillness and the wildlife during the night was great.

2  Thank G L
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

Living a natural life is a life changing process, traveling solo and joining other travelers enriched me with the original taste of Egypt. The food was really delicious and organic, simply made with love 'they said' Camping ⛺ with local nomadic ppl turn us from...More

4  Thank ahmed a
Reviewed 14 March 2017

I got the service from the "Western Desert Tour" and these guys were AMAZING! I could not possibly think I could feel more welcome! They truly go out of their way to give you a special, unforgettable experience. We happened to be there during the...More

Thank Samba911
Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

We loved the white desert. Peaceful and unique. We went with Western Desert Tours (will have a separate review for this company) and spent a magnificent night under the stars. The place is clean and the air was crisp and fresh. A must see when...More

3  Thank WRashed
Reviewed 18 January 2017

We had not planned this trip before arriving in Egypt. A love of trekking and the desert and with a few days to spare before returning to the UK and we turned to TA for advice and Julie of Washington had done the work for...More

10  Thank Chris T
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Elisabeth W
11 October 2017|
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Response from Eldene E | Reviewed this property |
I totally agree with Thu N of Vietnam. Hamada of Desert Safari Egpyte made this the most wonderful experience.
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Gabriel R
17 January 2017|
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Response from WorldtouradviceEgypt | Reviewed this property |
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