White Desert, Farafra

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Bright white limestone formations define White Desert, a national park in Egypt. Pure white to cream-colored chalk formations feature rocks that have been abraded, pitted, etched, and polished by centuries of erosion and sandstorms that dominate the landscape here. Tour a natural museum of chalk rock and admire the hues of sunlight across its bizarre surfaces. This popular campsite area also features a number of oasis wells. Visitors typically hire a Bedouin guide; you will need a four-wheel drive vehicle. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to White Desert by using our New Valley Governorate day trip planning website .
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  • It is a real atmosphere of the Egyptian desert with limestone shapes made by the wind with sand. Worth a visit.
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  • I have just returned from a 3-week trip to Egypt during which I spent 2 days in the black and white deserts. It's just one of the most beautiful things I've seen in my life. The landscapes are simply beautiful, one of the most beautiful deserts in the world. I went there with Mohammed, a guide who knows the desert like his pocket. You can reach him by email (yamada333@hotmail.com), he is very responsive and speaks very good English. It will take you through the black and white desert (only a few kilometers from each other) and you will spend the night in the white desert. You'll see it's magical! I really recommend this place in Egypt!!
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