We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

White Desert

About 45 km north of Farafra, Farafra 12655, Egypt
Save
Review Highlights
MAGICAL TRIP IN THE WHITE DESERT OF EGYPT

My partner and I went on Hamada's 'Desert Safari Egypt' tour a couple of weeks ago. It was... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Princessj0j0
,
Melbourne, Australia
Beautiful

I booked my adventure through Golden Bird Tours who provided a personal guide/translator. The... read more

Reviewed 2 May 2017
G L
,
Malaysia
via mobile
Read all 148 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
Covering more than 2.8 million square kilometers, this vast desert starts at the western banks of the Nile and continues into Libya and contains five isolated, but thriving, oases: Kharga, Dakhla, Farafra, Bahariyya and Siwa. There are magnificent rock formations that form from wind erosions. The colors change at times from the sun, a beautiful sight to see.
  • Excellent91%
  • Very good8%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
2 weeks ago
“MAGICAL TRIP IN THE WHITE DESERT OF EGYPT”
2 May 2017
“Beautiful”
LOCATION
About 45 km north of Farafra, Farafra 12655, Egypt
Write a Review
Reviews (148)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

1 - 10 of 148 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My partner and I went on Hamada's 'Desert Safari Egypt' tour a couple of weeks ago. It was incredible. It's by far my favourite and most memorable experience I've had in Egypt since I arrived. The white desert is such a magical place. Hamada made...More

2  Thank Princessj0j0
Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

I booked my adventure through Golden Bird Tours who provided a personal guide/translator. The limestone rock figures are amazing. Rabbit, chicken, turtle, faces, Crystal Mountain (quartz) mushroom City. The sunset & sunrise we're beautiful. The quiteness, stillness and the wildlife during the night was great.

1  Thank G L
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

Living a natural life is a life changing process, traveling solo and joining other travelers enriched me with the original taste of Egypt. The food was really delicious and organic, simply made with love 'they said' Camping ⛺ with local nomadic ppl turn us from...More

2  Thank ahmed a
Reviewed 14 March 2017

I got the service from the "Western Desert Tour" and these guys were AMAZING! I could not possibly think I could feel more welcome! They truly go out of their way to give you a special, unforgettable experience. We happened to be there during the...More

Thank Samba911
Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

We loved the white desert. Peaceful and unique. We went with Western Desert Tours (will have a separate review for this company) and spent a magnificent night under the stars. The place is clean and the air was crisp and fresh. A must see when...More

2  Thank WRashed
Reviewed 18 January 2017

We had not planned this trip before arriving in Egypt. A love of trekking and the desert and with a few days to spare before returning to the UK and we turned to TA for advice and Julie of Washington had done the work for...More

8  Thank Chris T
Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

I visited the white desert with a very nice group and we really enjoyed it ... it is magic ...we took wonderful photos..

2  Thank Mervat S
Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

Simply amazing place to visit. We had an awesome time camping, skewing under the stars and exploring the White Desert. We felt completely safe. I can't believe we almost left Egypt without doing this! It was amazing.

1  Thank koganya
Reviewed 23 October 2016

I had a fantastic trip with Khaled and crew in September. They really went the extra mile(s) helping me out since I was traveling solo and off season. Not only did they come up with a trip for just me, they arranged for a car...More

1  Thank Dopparr
Reviewed 6 October 2016

Genuine Bedouin guides sharing their culture and deep love of the desert they grew up in- what a dream trip this was ! I interviewed 8 desert guiding companies online before choosing Hamada's Desert Safari Egypt , picking him because he seemed to be the...More

5  Thank JuliefromWashington
Nearby
Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Gabriel R
Hello, I am going to Egypt and I would like to go to the White Dessert for at least 1 day. Can anyone recommend a company to do this with? Thank you
17 January 2017|
Answer Show all 2 answers
Response from WorldtouradviceEgypt | Reviewed this property |
Hi , You can do it in the best way with world tour advice, but note that now no permissions to enter all the places in white and black desert, any way contact them for more infornation
0
Votes
gianshakti
Hi, I want to do the white desert tour but been told by some tour companies that the it is not allowed by the government. Can you help me here?
29 September 2016|
Answer Show all 6 answers
Response from Magdah A | Reviewed this property |
Months ago, true it was not allowed neither day nor night. All desert safaris in Egypt were not allowed because of some security measures, then gradually, the government started allowing it, first without a night camping... More
1
Vote
Mostafa777
Hello, can I know which agency you did that trip with? thanks.
22 September 2016|
Answer Show all 3 answers
Response from j_l77 | Reviewed this property |
I took the trip with Egypt Tailor Made. They were awesome! The guide Massimo was very helpful & knowledgable & the itinerary was customised according to our preference. I recommend them highly.
0
Votes