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As Siwa lies outside the main tourist attractions, there aren't many tourists around but the interest in Siwa is growing and tourists are coming. Apart from being in the oasis town and the desert environment of Sahara, this is also a place to go on a desert safari and experience the distinct Berber culture within Egypt who preserved their identity for a long time.
Siwa is also on the route to the Libyan border and this place perhaps will see more tourists in the near future if the land crossing to Lybia becomes more frequent.

  • Last visit to Siwa: Feb 2005
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • Phalaenopsis03's Profile Photo
    Jun 15, 2012 at 12:04 AM

    Great pages on Siwa! Brought back memories. Traveled there solo in 2010, so you could only imagine. Indeed a very very fascinating culture that I'm glad to have visited before the tourism industry takes hold and exploits this simple, yet magical society.

  • uglyscot's Profile Photo
    Mar 29, 2006 at 4:12 AM

    Looks an interesting place. Nice photos.

  • BerniShand's Profile Photo
    Oct 9, 2005 at 10:31 PM

    a very interesting page, I d love to do this when l next visit Egypt

  • MalenaN's Profile Photo
    Jul 27, 2005 at 10:01 AM

    Good you didn't take any fosils!I'm really looking forwardtomy own visit!

  • evaanna's Profile Photo
    Jun 25, 2005 at 2:04 PM

    The ruins of Shali look like an enormous sandcastle. Don't think I'll ever see them so thank you for the virtual tour. Really nice photos!

  • Jim_Eliason's Profile Photo
    Jun 25, 2005 at 1:09 PM

    great tips and pics!

  • Toja's Profile Photo
    Jun 18, 2005 at 12:15 PM

    smashing sunset, but hihi your packing list reminds me the holiday trip of Mr Bean ;-) the bike is cool! Wonder why that Berber woman covered herself with all that heavy clothes. Why if Berbers are not Arabic?

  • deecat's Profile Photo
    Jun 14, 2005 at 9:55 AM

    Reza, thank you ever so much for this vicarious tour of Siwa. Loved the culture tip! I like your diary-type entries which made me feel as though I were there. Great photographs. Honest, informative, and helpful.

  • sachara's Profile Photo
    Jun 12, 2005 at 1:17 PM

    Reza, your desert tour looks very tempting. Yes, we saw some interesting places around the oasis, during an early morning walk

  • freya_heaven's Profile Photo
    Jun 11, 2005 at 12:28 PM

    Sounds like you had a great adventure Reza, I LOVE the desert, must keep this trip in mind. Beautiful sunset & desert photo. Excellent page (~_~)

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