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Reviewed 24 April 2023

This is a dream come true. I've been waiting for over 10 years to go to "The white Desert", due to it being closed (political reasons).

I booked through Globetrotter. My advice: one of the BEST! (been their client since 1983 since I returned from South Africa).

Unfortunately, at present, one isn't aloud to sleep in the desert. We, our Swiss group of 7 with our competent Swiss Tour leader; had daily a security police man escorting us (except whilst doing the hikes/rides).

We had a Bedouin cook, great food and 4 other Bedouins who helped us though the Desert. One man was always the leader, and it was Ramadan ( so no drink or food or smoking from sunrise to sunset). They only wetted their heads with water, during the heat of the day.

Spoilt with lots of water and daily the cook, with his jeep, would meet us and give us an apple juice; look for a shady place at lunch time; to cook fresh food for us and to give the camels and helpers a rest.

Yes, one has to be fit when one rides a camel or hikes 20 plus km ,daily.

Sorry haven't written for some time due to ...

Date of experience: April 2023
1  Thank Cornelia A
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Reviewed 11 March 2023

This is certainly one of the TOP5 places for nature in the world. It is just an incredible beauty. When we were there in last February 2023 we ( 3 people) were alone in the desert the whole day. It is best to organise it out of Farafra rather than from Baherriya because it is closer to the desert and hence cheaper and more time to visit. Rafala-safari hotel has organized it for us and it was perfect

Date of experience: February 2023
Thank GeorgesV_13
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Reviewed 2 March 2023

Do you want to pack your backpack and travel to the white desert safari Egypt?
if you like to live an adventure trip for a couple of days around 3 or 5 and you want to be on a budget here I recommend you to visit the white desert safari Egypt has a lot of activities, in form of a “Camping in the white desert safari Egypt.” it is an important experience that you should not pass. Just pack your backpack, and leave the adventure in the white desert safari Egypt takes you into the stars and the sound of quietness will heal your body and your soul, The most attractive location when it comes to safari and camping in Egypt.
if you want to spend around 4 days it would cost you cost $400 per person. and there are a lot of other choices if you want to spend around 2 days, And the white desert safari in Egypt was known as the most friendly budget choice! , However, most of the people that went to the white desert safari Egypt recommended we spend more than 2 days enjoying the place and the stars at night and most important now miss anything!

and there are a lot of websites offering good packages If you want to visit Siwa Oasis and the Black and White deserts in Egypt as well.

what is the process of visiting White Desert safari Egypt?

First of all, the Transportation whether from your location in Cairo
or any city in Egypt to the white desert

Endless fresh bottles of water

Access fees to see the White Desert National Park

Around 3 freshly-cooked meals per day, and depends on your package

Unlimited Egyptian Tea!

If you are preparing your stuff to campaign and see the white desert safari in Egypt then you need to know how many days you should spend there!
I believe it depends on the person so I might spend a complete month traveling around the white and West Desert in Egypt, although I can’t do that because of the lack of the internet and network in some areas however this reason would be a valid reason for somebody else! because our preferences are different for me, I would choose modern life, but some would choose the opposite, and that’s fine.

However, as people recommend usually the “ideal” period of time to camp in the White Desert is 3 nights at 4 days in order to live and try and experience the adventure and also to visit the Black and White Deserts.

however, If you would like to spend less time whatever the reasons, or if
you are on a tough budget you can choose a 1-night 2-day package, and I

recommend you if you like the risky stuff and the thrillers in adventure and want to experience and feel it, you should choose a 5-day, 4-night package, it will bring you to the west of Siwa Oasis, But let me advise you, do not recommend you to camp in The Black Desert, it is a great place to visit but it’s not a suitable spot to camp, no need to mention that you would be close to the Bahariya Oasis, do not forget to go there too!
Most people especially women would ask an important question, would it be safe to campaign on the white desert safari in Egypt?

To be honest with you, as I experienced, you will find your privacy there when you reach the hotel and the campsite, and if you’re hesitant about camping in the white desert safari Egypt, I’m pleased to inform you there is no need to be worried, you will feel safe and comfortable, if you’re exaggerated of living in the city I think you should give it a shot give yourself a break from the noise, and if you want to gather with people I think you should also try visiting the Pyramids or you can also visit all the temples along the Nile, there are a lot of groups that get into the white desert safari Egypt to camp for around 2 or 5 days, however, you might think everything will not be surprising and expected, but actually, each night has its own vibe and its own magical moments.

So now let’s know other types of activities you could do regardless of camping:

first of all, is it for everyone? to ride the 4*4 cars in the desert? absolute not! and I would recommend you to have a specialist driver, to be safer, but is it really worth the money? of course yes!, as long as you like taking adventures so you could do this in this on both the white &West Desert safari Egypt,

white desert safari Egypt offers a lot of enjoyable options

Desert Tours by four-wheel cars
Camel riding
you can watch the Bedouins while they prepere the barbeque dinner and You would sit and share them in a circle.

have you ever thought of the night on the white dessert safari in Egypt?
the scene of the sky and the stars would capture your mind, and you would take beautiful pictures to remember this moment later on, it is such an adventure and while you are watching the sunset, in this place, the color of the surface, the sky, and the ground are changeable, during the daylight, you would find it orange and then it would turn into purple during the moonlight
Do not forget to prepare the survival stuff when you go to the white desert safari Egypt
Pack survival supplies, things you will need when you pack for the desert


rope
Water tablets
First support kit
Fire starters
Strong flashlight
Cutter
Signal mirror
glovers and dust masks in case you face a dust storm

Final Thoughts


In my opinion, I see that going on the white desert safari Egypt will change how you see the city in a way, or it might give you a real break from the crowd and the noise, but to be honest, as I experienced you should go and experience this trip.

Date of experience: January 2023
1  Thank Anfalz777
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Reviewed 21 January 2023 via mobile

We’re so glad we decided to book a night in the White Desert and our only regret is not staying longer. We would love to go back and we will definitely be booking again with Islam. We enjoyed the multiple stops exploring the Black and White Desert. Sand-boarding was so fun! Amazing sunset and sunrise. Sitting by the campfire at night, enjoying Bedouins tea and live music performance by Islam and his friends. Islam cooked us a delicious dinner and it was one of our best meals in our 2 weeks in Egypt. When booking the reservation I was nervous about being cold on a winter night in the desert but they provided us with sleeping bags, mattress, blankets, camel blankets that kept us warm all night. We even decided to buy some camel blankets in Aswan at the Nubian village. Amazing amazing amazing and you won’t regret it! Islam is a chill man and he would do his best for you to have an amazing experience.

Date of experience: January 2023
Thank paoladU5471RW
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Reviewed 27 December 2022

Overnight tour with M. K. (+20XXXXXX7317)

The place itself and the experience in the desert
is magnificent. However, in the beginning we had
an argument with our tour operator about the
previously agreed price (he was not content with it
anymore). After we had settled this we enjoyed
the tour very much. The highlight was sleeping
under the skies. We did it without tent -
recommendation! We gazed upon the stars until
we fell asleep.

P.S: It seems that the tour operator wants
Tripadvisor to delete my honest review because it
is not the 5 star review he urged me to write. That
is why I now only give 3 instead of 4 stars. I was
trying to be balanced. I don't recommend him. Do
the tour with someone else.

Date of experience: November 2022
Thank Paddye94
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