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White Desert

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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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Like being on another planet.. awesome place

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
WRashed
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Kuwait City, Kuwait
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Kuwait City, Kuwait
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48 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 visiting Egypt. It is very accessible from Cairo and is a safe and beautiful place.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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 us. We went for Hamada Omer and his company Desert-Safari-Eygypte (yes with an e) and... More 

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7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

I visited the white desert with a very nice group and we really enjoyed it ... it is magic ...we took wonderful photos..

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1 Thank Mervat S
san francisco
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38 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016 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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2 Thank JuliefromWashington
Cairo, Egypt
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16 reviews
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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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7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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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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11 reviews
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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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Thank Magdah A
Cairo
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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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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