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White Desert

About 45 km north of Farafra, Farafra 12655, Egypt
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#Springbreak2018

This is a must visit. Only 4 1/2 hours outside of Cairo. This is a protected park. We spent... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
TheGlamLotus
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New York City, New York
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Out of this World

We took the "Black and White Desert One night Camping Tour" during first week on April. I booked... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Yuhong L
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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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About 45 km north of Farafra, Farafra 12655, Egypt
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is a must visit. Only 4 1/2 hours outside of Cairo. This is a protected park. We spent overnight in the desert and it was the most amazing experience for us NYers. The pics dont do justice to the beauty and magic of this...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the "Black and White Desert One night Camping Tour" during first week on April. I booked the tour online. They are pretty responsible and arrange drivers/tour guide on time and communication well. The White Desert is out of this world, it has amazing...More

Thank Yuhong L
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The White Desert (Sahara El Beyda) is well worth the jeep ride from Farafra. As if landing on the moon. The rock shapes formed by strong winds are surreal. Walking amongst them is like being on a different planet especially at sunrise or sunset when...More

Thank Ginny G
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Reviewed 8 January 2018

We did a one night white desert trip with Hamada desert safari and it's highly recommended !!..Everything was done perfectly..The driver picked us up from the hostel at 7:00 am sharp just as agreed, about 4 hrs later we arrived in the oasis where we...More

3  Thank ingy a
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Reviewed 25 November 2017 via mobile

Visit the desert , it's too unique , I been there with my friends and my guests many times we just love it , very simple it's a magic something can't be described have to be tried .

Thank Felucca T
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Reviewed 16 November 2017

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

1  Thank blacktigertours
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Reviewed 27 October 2017

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

2  Thank islamismails
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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
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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
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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
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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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