Egypt - Siwa Oasis & the Western Desert (PDF Chapter)
This is the Siwa Oasis & the Western Desert chapter from Lonely Planet’s Egypt guidebook.
Older than the Pyramids, as sublime as any temple, Egypt’s Western Desert is a vast sweep of elemental beauty. The White Desert’s shimmering vista of surreal rock formations and the ripple and swell of the Great Sand Sea’s mammoth dunes are simply bewitching.
- gaping in awe at the geologic wonderland of the White Desert
- hitting the end of the road at Siwa Oasis to revel in the far-from-anywhere vibe
- soaking off the dust in one of the region’s natural springs, such as the palm-shaded pools amid Bahariya Oasis
- restaurants & accommodation
Coverage includes: Al-Kharga Oasis, Al-Kharga & around, Dakhla Oasis, Mut & around, Balat, Bashendi, Al-Qasr, Deir al-Haggar, Farafra Oasis, Qasr al-Farafra, Black Desert, Bahariya Oasis, Bawiti & around, Siwa Oasis, Qara Oasis and Great Sand Sea.
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