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White Desert National Park

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Address: About 45 km north of Farafra, Farafra 12655, Egypt
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Covering more than 2.8 million square kilometers, this vast desert starts...

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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I booked my adventure through Golden Bird Tours who provided a personal guide/translator. The limestone rock figures are amazing. Rabbit, chicken, turtle, faces, Crystal Mountain... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Casablanca, Morocco
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Casablanca, Morocco
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I booked my adventure through Golden Bird Tours who provided a personal guide/translator. The limestone rock figures are amazing. Rabbit, chicken, turtle, faces, Crystal Mountain (quartz) mushroom City. The sunset & sunrise we're beautiful. The quiteness, stillness and the wildlife during the night was great.

Thank G L
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

Living a natural life is a life changing process, traveling solo and joining other travelers enriched me with the original taste of Egypt. The food was really delicious and organic, simply made with love 'they said' Camping ⛺ with local nomadic ppl turn us from travelers to students, we learn a punch of things about lighting fire in an unstable... More 

1 Thank ahmed a
Berlin, Germany
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 March 2017

I got the service from the "Western Desert Tour" and these guys were AMAZING! I could not possibly think I could feel more welcome! They truly go out of their way to give you a special, unforgettable experience. We happened to be there during the full moon which made it even more amazing! I would never think of recommending anyone... More 

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Kuwait City, Kuwait
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63 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

We loved the white desert. Peaceful and unique. We went with Western Desert Tours (will have a separate review for this company) and spent a magnificent night under the stars. The place is clean and the air was crisp and fresh. A must see when visiting Egypt. It is very accessible from Cairo and is a safe and beautiful place.... More 

2 Thank WRashed
London, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

We had not planned this trip before arriving in Egypt. A love of trekking and the desert and with a few days to spare before returning to the UK and we turned to TA for advice and Julie of Washington had done the work for us. We went for Hamada Omer and his company Desert-Safari-Eygypte (yes with an e) and... More 

6 Thank Chris T
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Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

I visited the white desert with a very nice group and we really enjoyed it ... it is magic ...we took wonderful photos..

2 Thank Mervat S
san francisco
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38 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

Simply amazing place to visit. We had an awesome time camping, skewing under the stars and exploring the White Desert. We felt completely safe. I can't believe we almost left Egypt without doing this! It was amazing.

1 Thank koganya
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016

I had a fantastic trip with Khaled and crew in September. They really went the extra mile(s) helping me out since I was traveling solo and off season. Not only did they come up with a trip for just me, they arranged for a car to pick me up from my hotel in Cairo and take me back to my... More 

1 Thank Dopparr
White Salmon, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2016

Genuine Bedouin guides sharing their culture and deep love of the desert they grew up in- what a dream trip this was ! I interviewed 8 desert guiding companies online before choosing Hamada's Desert Safari Egypt , picking him because he seemed to be the most sincere, is a genuine Bedouin who grew up next to the desert, and did... More 

4 Thank JuliefromWashington
Cairo, Egypt
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16 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2016

It is a must seen if you are interested to visit the best safari places in world, The tour can be 2 days from Cairo to Bahariya oasis and see the white and black desert, It is great for camping

2 Thank WorldtouradviceEgypt

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