White Desert lies in the north of Qasr el Farafra. White Desert got its name from the calcium rock formations sculpted by million years of erosions and winds over a long time which was actually a sea bed with layers of sedimentary rocks made from fossils of marine creatures after the ocean dried up. The gleaming white rock formations give ethereal appearance to the area, making the experience magical and unforgettable.
|Name:||Sahara El Beyda|
|Found in:||Western Desert|
|Accessible:||4WD and Camel|
|Location:||27° 3′ 30″ N, 27° 58′ 12″ E|
|Area:||20 km long|
Rock formations called Inselberg
The national park of Egypt
300 year Acacia tree
White Desert is known for some unique desert animals, such as:
Slender-horned Gazelle (Rhim gazelle)
Dorcas Gazelle (Ariel Gazelle),
Egyptian jerboa and
Birds such as sandgrouse, greater hoopoe-lark and white-crowned wheatear and so on..
The most amazing experiences of White Desert include:
Sunrises in the white desert
Sunsets in the white desert
Stargazing in a desert night
Trekking the desert
Visiting hot springs and other interesting sites
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 in heavy crowd.
White Desert Park: 116 square mile protectorate for some specific species
Wadi Hennis: An inhabited oasis
Karawein Depression: Spectacular but small oasis
Farafra Depression: The second largest depression in the Western Desert
Djara Cave: The most surreal dripstone cave near White desert
Badr's Museum: A window to the Medieval history of Egypt
Abu Noss Lake: The wonderland lake near White desert
Ain Besai: The Roman cemetery with a limestone chapel remains, ruins of mud-brick structures and some rock-carved tombs
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