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Western Desert Oases Travel Guide

Western Desert Oases Top Experiences

Want to learn more about Western Desert Oases? Read our in-depth articles on a variety of topics.


The Curse of Qara

The oasis village of Qara, northeast of Siwa, traditionally had no more than 300 residents. The number was precise because, after being refused...


Hot and Cold Springs

Springs provide the water for drinking and to irrigate fields in this otherwise arid environment. They are also a pleasure to enjoy for bathing...


The Golden Mummies

In 1996, an Egyptian antiquities guard on a donkey stumbled into a hole in the ground, accidentally discovering the first of a series of important...


Top Reasons to Go to the Western Desert Oases

Natural Beauty: The Great Sand Sea to the south and west of the oases is a mass of golden dunes, while the forest of chalk columns in the White...


Top Reasons to Go to The Western Desert Oases

Dune Bashing in Siwa: Set out in a four-wheel-drive vehicle to explore the towering golden dunes of the Great Sand Sea. Sunsets in the White...

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