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Address: About 45 km north of Farafra, Farafra 12655, Egypt
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Covering more than 2.8 million square kilometers, this vast desert starts...

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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Simply amazing place to visit. We had an awesome time camping, skewing under the stars and exploring the White Desert. We felt completely safe. I can't believe we almost left... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
koganya
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san francisco
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san francisco
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Simply amazing place to visit. We had an awesome time camping, skewing under the stars and exploring the White Desert. We felt completely safe. I can't believe we almost left Egypt without doing this! It was amazing.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

I had a fantastic trip with Khaled and crew in September. They really went the extra mile(s) helping me out since I was traveling solo and off season. Not only did they come up with a trip for just me, they arranged for a car to pick me up from my hotel in Cairo and take me back to my... More 

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White Salmon, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

Genuine Bedouin guides sharing their culture and deep love of the desert they grew up in- what a dream trip this was ! I interviewed 8 desert guiding companies online before choosing Hamada's Desert Safari Egypt , picking him because he seemed to be the most sincere, is a genuine Bedouin who grew up next to the desert, and did... More 

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Cairo, Egypt
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

It is a must seen if you are interested to visit the best safari places in world, The tour can be 2 days from Cairo to Bahariya oasis and see the white and black desert, It is great for camping

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Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Egypt is more than just pyramids & Sphinx. Even if you don't like roughing it out in the wild, the opportunity to experience a night under the stars, in the middle of this beautiful landscape of white, limestone sculptures, is not to be missed. We were fortunate to catch the sunset at the white desert & to marvel at the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

It's not easy to describe its beauty .. Simpy, it is where the color of chalk rock formations all around range from snow-white to cream, all have been created as a result of occasional sandstorms. It is known as one of the best locations for camping trips, especially on the full moon nights.

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Cairo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Probably one of the best trips I've done, the road took around 5 hours, we arrived at a rest house, had breakfast then started our journey, we passed by the black desert, the Crystal mountain, Akabat area, watched the sunset along many other sightseeings then we camped in the middle of the desert. I took a nap for a while... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

This place has some awesome rock shapes most of them are so beautiful and funny you can see different shapes for the same rock from different angles. Camping was great and very organized, great for milky way photography and night stars, hiking shoes and if you choose to camp while the moon is full you will be amazed by the... More 

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Cairo, Egypt
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

Camping in the white desert has a special feeling, being in a virgin environment and silence surrounds you.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

One of a kind.! Not to be missed. Worthwhile excursion to this area. Take lots of pictures and enjoy the area as will be hard to duplicate anywhere in the world.

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