Great Sand Desert is third-largest sand sea that spans 650 km from Siwa to Gilf Kebir Plateau at 400 km wide running parallel to Mediterranean coast Jalu in Libya to Qattara Depression in Egypt. The unbroken mass of dunes forms a barrier between Libya and Egypt.
|Name:||Egyptian Sand Sea|
|Found in:||Western Desert|
|Accessible:||4WD and Camel|
|Location:||9° 30′ 0″ N, 21° 45′ 0″ E|
Parallel running sand dunes
White Miocene marine sediments
Years old tire tracks
Great Sand Sea 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.
The most amazing experiences of White Desert include:
Bedouin style camping
Stargazing in a desert night
Trekking the desert
Visiting interesting sites in Great Sand Sea
The Best Time To Visit Egyptian 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.
Ain Dalla: Spring of Shade is a vital desert outpost with several antiquities and prominent architectures referring Roman Era.
Ammonite Hill: A hill rich with fossils of ammonites and marine creatures
Sugar Loaf Hill: Rock formation between Dakhla and Abu Ballas
Regenfeld: Rain Field of Western Desert that experience rain sometimes
Abu Ballas: Water Fountains – Father of Pots and Pottery Hills
Mud Lions: A field with unique wind structures
Selima Sand Sheet: 300 km sand sea broken by dunes and ripples
Silica Glass Field: The awe-inspiring geological wonder and Egyptian mystery
Jebel Uweinat: Mountain of Little Sources (Sandstone and granite Hill)
Gilf Kebir: Full of wonder wadis:
Zerzura Oasis: The lost oasis
Wadi Sura: Cave of Swimmers with rock arts of prehistoric times
Wadi Abd al-Malik
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