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Western Desert

Egypt
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Ranked #204 of 540 Attractions in Egypt
Type: Deserts
Fee: No
Owner description: This desert covers more than 600,000 square kilometers stretching from the Nile River to the Libyan border, and from the Mediterranean Sea coast to... more » Owner description: This desert covers more than 600,000 square kilometers stretching from the Nile River to the Libyan border, and from the Mediterranean Sea coast to the Sudanese border. « less
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35 reviews 35 reviews
5 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

We found Djed Egypt Travel to take us on a 6 days desert safari from Cairo to Luxor. Guide and drivers were enchanting. We enjoyed their attention and brilliant cooking. We found the camping nights on top the sand dunes and among the bizarre formations of the White Desert an unforgettable experience; no way to decide between the brilliant sunsets... More

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Tamborine, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

We travelled to Egypt in April/May 2013. We were not put off by all the stories of safety issues. We made our booking direct with Select Egypt in Cairo and paid online. Our consultant was Sandy. She was great – very helpful & knowledgeable. I work in the Airline/Travel Industry so I had a good idea of the places we... More

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

We recently spent a night camped under the stars in the White Desert in Western Egypt, courtesy of Your Egypt Tours. It's an experience not to be missed. Amazing limestone formations carved by the wind. Walking between these towering monuments is a fantastic experience. The sunset was spectacular. When night fell small foxes came to the campfire hunting for leftover... More

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southampton
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013 via mobile

Incredible scenery with opportunities to enjoy rustic and authentic hotels. Off road driving, swimming in oasis, visiting adobe villages etc are all available. The white desert is one of the most beautiful places in the world.

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New York City, New York
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35 reviews 35 reviews
4 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

Obviously, for such a vast desert like this you need a good guide to trust. I'm so lucky I found one, because I just picked one from online without knowing anyone there. Even my friends in Cairo couldn't make recommendations, so I just went with my gut feelings on this and looked up reviews on tripadvisor (thanks! tripadvisor!). I found... More

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Toronto, Canada
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37 reviews 37 reviews
22 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2012

So important to have the safest drivers when going into the desert. If you want 2 days in the White Desert or two weeks in the Gilf Kibir, please hire and get reference from people. The best are in Bahariya Oasis, they do these trips all the time. We have used Emam Fawzy and his brothers many times. You can... More

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Nokomis, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2011

Two of us booked a 4 day trip by 4x4 from Siwa to Luxor across the Western Desert, via the oases of Bahariya, Farafra, Dakhla, and Kargha. The highlight was a night camping in the White Desert, but the entire trip revealed a part of Egypt so different from the Nile Valley experience that we came away with a new... More

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Sussex UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2011

We spent 2 weeks in egypt and travelled around to soak in as much experience as possible. However our trip to the Western Desert is one we will remember forever. We booked through Select Eygpt and it was our guides that really made this an experience to remember. We travelled to Bahariya Oasis in the morning the first day and... More

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Hanoi, Vietnam
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2010

Where is it? - West of Nile river, doable from Cairo. How much time needed? - I took 3 days 2 nights. Some people take an overnight trip to the desert from Cairo, which I personally not recommend (unless you just want to see how the desert looks like and spend most of the time to travel from Cairo to... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2010

I traveled with Minamar Tours (parent company Select Egypt) January 2010 for their 8 day/7 night desert safari. The area is spectacular and I had a great adventure. There is some hiking in deep sand which can be difficult such as at the Mestqawe-Foggini (“Sistine Chapel” of African rock art). But, what is more difficult is sleeping on the ground... More

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