Experience the romance of the Egyptian desert
Surrounded by the sands of the Sahara, Dakhla Oasis is one of the seven oases of Egypt's Western Desert. It is widely considered to be the most beautiful – making it a highlight of any Egypt desert trip. This fertile area supports a population of 70,000. These inhabitants live is 14 local villages and dozens of smaller hamlets – each with their own distinct customs, architecture and cultivations.
It’s the source of a rich blend of experiences. The presence of 12 international archaeological missions here shows just how significant the its history is. Explore the splendid villages and fortresses of Al Qasr and Balat. Uncover the buried Roman city of Amheida is known as ‘the Pompeii of the Sahara’. Discover the temple of Deir el-Hagar. And, there’s the beautiful White Desert Protected Area and the Gilf Kebir National Park with its lunar features, volcanic and meteorite craters and the richest prehistoric rock-art caves in Africa.
We know this unique area inside out, so we can make your desert trip extra special. We can organise for you to be guided by native Bedouins, who will introduce you to nomadic culture and show you how to travel the desert in Arabian style. By day you can drift with your camel across the dunes and in the evening gather around the fire for herbal tea and traditional stories. What’s more, we’ve hand-picked the award-winning Al Tarfa Sanctuary Lodge for your stay, where a warm welcome awaits.