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Reviewed 23 December 2023

This experience was really amazing! We recommended a lot ! Our host Ibrahim were really kind. He took his time to explain and describe us the environment. He's such a nice guy who speak French easily too... Thank you for this experience ! Fresh meals were also cooked for us. We recommend the kefta and pastas from the chief !

Date of experience: December 2023
Thank ابراهيم م
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Reviewed 6 December 2023

We had a wonderful experience in the desert with Islam and his friend Salah!
The tour started early at 6am with pickup from our hotel in Cairo and consisted of the discovery of different parts of the western desert of Egypt : Bahariya, the Black Desert, Crystal Mountain, Aqabat Valley, the old White Desert and new White Desert. We managed to spend enough time at each site and we even had time for some sandboarding and some thrilling dune bashing !
Coming from a Bedouin family, Islam knows the desert on the tips of his fingers. We felt really safe with him and Saleh. He is very fluent in English and gave pertinent information.
At night, we enjoyed a delicious dinner prepared by Islam and Salah while having a nice chat with them. The starry sky in the desert at night is just wow! The bedouin tea around the campfire while watching the starry sky was much appreciated.
If we have the opportunity, we will definitely return to spend a few nights in the desert with them !
Islam and Salah are both lovely persons and we enjoyed sharing this exceptional day with them. If you are having thoughts about visiting Bahariya and the desert nearby but are having doubts, do not hesitate! You will not regret it! We strongly recommend booking a tour to discover the desert with Islam over a few nights !! (Whatsapp +20 127 709 8180)

Date of experience: December 2023
Thank Shaneez P
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Reviewed 11 May 2023

As part of a 2 days 1 night Bahariya Oasis trip, we went to the Black Desert, Crystal Mountain and White Desert in late April. The Black Desert was a volcanic area million of years ago. In Crystal Mountain, we picked small and beautiful crystal rocks. Thereafter, we sand boarded down a steep sand dune which was fun. Daytime weather fortunately was around 28 degree Celsius. The highlight of my trip is definitely the White Desert. It has stunning chalky formations of all sizes and shapes. Use your imagination and the formations can be rabbit, chicken, ice cream, lion head etc. We stayed 1 night in the White Desert under bright stars and a moon. We also enjoyed a bedouin BBQ and performance near a campfire. White Desert whether in the day or night has stunning views. Both sunset and sunrise is beautiful!! Highly recommended to stay more than 1 night as it is a 4-hour one way journey from Cairo. Bring along camping essentials such as a torchlight, toilet papers and wet wipes.

Date of experience: April 2023
Thank Eve420
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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.

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Date of experience: April 2023
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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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