Into the desert.........................

Trip Start Oct 23, 2009
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Trip End Nov 17, 2009


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Sunday, November 8, 2009

Earlyish start for our departure from Luxor into the expanse of the Western Desert. 96% of Egypt is desert and once you leave the narrow band that follows the Nile vegetation soon disappears and only sand and rock remain.

We stopped at a felafel shop to get supplies for lunch - fresh bread from the oven and felafel, fuul, eggplant and babaganoush.

From there it was westward ho towards the Al-Kharga Oasis which was our lunch stop.

Our driver for the day had a lead foot and pushed the bus to 135kph in places - ahh - Egyptian drivers.

After lunch at Al-Kharga and the tradition mobbing my school kids we headed towards Dakhla Oasis which was our overnight stop and stepping off point for the White Desert.

Next morning we left early for a stop at Al-Qasr which is a medieval/Ottoman town. Mud brick building and narrow streets.

Onwards to Farafra Oasis where we had lunch and transferred to 4WDs for our trip out into the White Desert. we also picked up an armed (sub-machine gun) policeman whose was to be our security while in the desert.

We headed some 120km further west until the landscape began to change dramatically, browns and grey gave way to stunning white rock formations protruding from the sand, we left he road and headed out amongst the formations until we reached our campsite just before sunset. The drivers set up camp while we found good perches for sunset.

We were treated to yet another stunning desert meal, BBQ chicken over the campfire with soup, rice, veges and bread. Certainly haven't gone hungry at any stage during the trip.

Slept out under the stars - which were pretty awesome - clear desert air and no light pollution means the Milky Way is clearly visible.

Up with sunrise and a nice brekky before we packed up and headed on the way. Took regular off road excursions to climbs dunes and see Crystal Mountain and the Black Desert. We reached our overnight stop of Bahariyya early afternoon and after lunch retired to the rooftop garden of our hotel to have a couple of beers and unwind.
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Hamada on

hello
you have nice white Desert photos
have nice time
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Welcome to Bahariya oasis the western desert of Egypt
i am samir saada Born in bahariya oasis
and like to say to you
Let’s leave your worries behind and go far from stress and illness of the daily routine . let the sand dunes of the desert and the gorgeous desert air rid you of all the hassle of your everyday life and here you start to feel like a human being again .
i am specialising in organizing safari throughout the western desert of Egypt.

Some of the most popular destinations are: the Black Desert in Bahariya oasis, the Crystal Mountains, El Agabat, the New White Desert and the oases Farafra, Dakhla and Kharga. But we also we do safari tours to Siwa oasis, walking tours, Camel tours,the great Sand sea and el Gilf kebir .

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Best regards
Samir Saada

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