White Desert, Farafra

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Bright white limestone formations define White Desert, a national park in Egypt. Pure white to cream-colored chalk formations feature rocks that have been abraded, pitted, etched, and polished by centuries of erosion and sandstorms that dominate the landscape here. Tour a natural museum of chalk rock and admire the hues of sunlight across its bizarre surfaces. This popular campsite area also features a number of oasis wells. Visitors typically hire a Bedouin guide; you will need a four-wheel drive vehicle. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to White Desert by using our New Valley Governorate day trip planning website .
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  • I have just returned from a 3-week trip to Egypt during which I spent 2 days in the black and white deserts. It's just one of the most beautiful things I've seen in my life. The landscapes are simply beautiful, one of the most beautiful deserts in the world. I went there with Mohammed, a guide who knows the desert like his pocket. You can reach him by email (yamada333@hotmail.com), he is very responsive and speaks very good English. It will take you through the black and white desert (only a few kilometers from each other) and you will spend the night in the white desert. You'll see it's magical! I really recommend this place in Egypt!!
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  • The experience in the White Desert was not only one of the best experiences of Egypt, but of all life. The excursion covers the Black desert, the mountain of crystals, but undoubtedly the highlight of this amazing tour is the white desert. As the excursions in this region are two days (the most common), we finished the afternoon, with a wonderful light, in this surreal place, secluded, that could inhabit the most distant imaginary fanciful. It is in this place that we set up a camp, we make fire, we dine surrounded by coyotes in the desert and sleep with our eyes on the stars. Upon waking, still segiven of the place, we see a dawn of the unreal and depart towards the starting point, Bahariya. An excursion to life!
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  • We had a fab weekend with Mohamed- pick up on time from cairo. Even during Ramadan, we were offered water.. stopped for a delicious lunch, then had a few stops to see cool formations/different parts o...  more »
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