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General Description

The Black Desert lies near Bahariya Oasis, a little north to White Desert. Black Desert got its name from the mountains covered with a layer of black basalt rocks and volcanic rocks that erupted from the volcanic hills ages ago. The black desert has also some red hills with ferruginous sandstone and earthy minerals. These mountains on the yellow sands of Western Desert make Black Desert a sight to behold and enhance the charm of Egypt Desert experiences.

General info

Name: Black Desert
Found in: Black Desert
Accessible: 4WD and Camel
Location: North to White desert
Area: 2000 km2

General Features

  • Dolorite (the volcanic black rocks)and ferruginous quartzite

  • Crystal Mountain (barite rocks)

  • Many hills with black soot and red powders


Black Desert provides evidences to of abundant wildlife and surface water that are only limited to the cave paintings in the Gilf Kebir. Current geography states desertification.

Things to do

The most amazing experiences of Black Desert include:

  • Bedouin style camping

  • Spectacular views of black desert

  • Stargazing in a desert night

  • Bedouin meals

  • Trekking the desert

  • Visiting other interesting sites

Best time to visit

  • The best time to visit Egypt desert is anytime between November and March when the climate is little more pleasant than rest of the time.

  • December and January are peak tourist seasons, which may result heavy crowd.

Important Hills

  • Gebel Ingliz: Williams Mountain

  • Gebel Ghaba: Mountain of Forest

  • Gebel Ghurabi: Mountain of the Crow

  • Gebel Dist: Pyramid Mountain

  • Gebel Maghrafa: Mountain of the Ladle

  • Gebel Hafuf

  • Gebel Mandisha

  • Gebel Maysira

  • Gebel Hammad

  • Gebel Tibniya

  • Gebel Hadaom

  • Gebel Miteili Radwan

  • Gebel Shahut

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