"Farafra Oasis & White Desert" Farafra by sachara
Farafra Travel Guide: 23 reviews and 61 photos
In 1999 we visited the Farafra oasis during our trip to the oasis towns of the western desert of Egypt.
For the Bahariya oasis, Dakhla oasis and El Kharga oasis see my pages: Bawiti, El Qasr, Balat & Temple of Amun Ra.
Quasr al-Farafra is the main town of the Farafra oasis. It was an isolated desert village with mud-brick houses. Nowadays you can reach Farafra by tarred road from the Bahariya oasis in the north. Since the tarred road life changes in Farafra, new settlements and facilities appear, but the older people still treasure their old traditions.
North of Qasr al-Farafra is the white desert or Sahra al-Beida.
In 1999 we stayed only for one night in the surrealistic moon landscape of the white desert. An unforgetable experience.
So we decided to visit the white desert again in 2000, but now for three days.
This time we made a cameltrip and slept again in ''the thousands stars hotel''.
- Pros:fairytale landscape
- Cons:it can be very hot
- In a nutshell:ali in wonderland
When we reached the tarred road at the last day of our desert trip and I saw our bus allready from a far distance, I... more travel advice
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