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Do Not Miss this! Absolutely beautiful!

First things first: SAFETY: as a single hindu woman travelling alone in a muslim country, in the desert, away from civilization and city life,I never felt unsafe even for a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Ratna N
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Dallas, Texas
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Dallas, Texas
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73 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First things first: SAFETY: as a single hindu woman travelling alone in a muslim country, in the desert, away from civilization and city life,I never felt unsafe even for a minute. Everyone I encountered there was very helpful and friendly and warm and open. Just normal people like you and me! The desert is over 1000 miles to the Libyan... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

There are some fantastic sand dunes in the black desert that we camped next to. Lots of good views to see and well worth the trip there. Highly recommended.

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Egypt
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This part of the desert is not so much called the black desert because of black sand but for the layer of black dust and rock that blanket the region.Away from the road there are volcanic hills that erupted 20,000+ years ago, created mountains out of the black volcanic dolerite. It take 4+ hours to drive out here from Cairo... More 

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Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

The place is full of eon-old dead volcanoes. This part of the desert is filled with black rocks, hence the name. The black rocks are the result of eruptions of all those volcanoes. The landscape is quite alien, with sands and black rocks and an aura of death all around. A good place to get yourself some unique photos.

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Kluang, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

This desert safari was the first one for me. You will find Black Desert first before going into White Desert on the way from Bahariyya to Farafra. You could easily climb English Mountain, the highest point in the Black Desert with English army outpost ruin on top of it. By using 4x4 wheel drive, you could experience ascending and descending... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

Basaltic columnar sheet is about 30 million years old. If possible, try to go on top of the hills and admire the sunset, Jebel Marsus (28°15'55.53"N 28°45'8.24"E) is the best location. A good idea is to spend there one evening and also catch a sunrise and as much as you can on your camera. I think this area is one... More 

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