The White Desert

The White Desert


About 45 km north of Farafra, the White Desert begins. It is truly white, in clear contrast with the yellow desert elsewhere. The huge golden sand dunes of wonderful forms are often quite dramatic, and a unique sight to see. The matchless rock formation is a result of erosion caused by the effects of wind.

The White Desert

Day 1 : Sitra/Watia/Arag Nature Reserve

Today you will follow the northeastern edge of Sand Sea. The isolated lakes and spectacular landscape of the desert oasis of Sitra and Watia will be visited, which is a constituent of a recently declared natural reserve. You will stop for lunch, and will continue to camp of the spectacular depression of Arag, known for its significant natural habitats and Roman Rock-Tombs.

Sitra, Bahrain     

Day 2 : Siwa

Arrive at the Oasis of Jupiter Amen. You will have the opportunity to dip into Abu Shuruf located on the shores of Lake Zaytone, which is considered to be one of the Sahara’s magical Springs. You will then visit Siwa’s archaeological sites, the Temple of the Oracle, the Temple of Amun, and the ancient fortress of Shali. You will camp overnight in the dunes amid the overwhelming greenery of the oasis.

Siwa, Egypt     

Day 3 : Bhareya Oasis

After a walking tour through the Siwa’s palm groves, you will travel along the route of Alexander the Great towards the Oasis and Lakes of Bhareya. In the afternoon you will visit the rock tombs of Bhareya. You will then camp in the dunes of the Sand Sea.


Day 4 : The Great Sand Sea/White Desert:

Travel along the dunes of the Great Sand Sea towards Ain Dalla. Besides the sound adventure and geo-archeological attractions you will encounter the crossing

Today you will visit the outstanding Nummulite Scarp, which is made up of billions of cretaceous fossils and rocks of marine origin. In the afternoon you will arrive to Ain Dalla the only surface water source in Western Egypt. You will continue to the White Desert Protected Area for your night camp.


Ain Dalla