Farfara Oasis

Farafra Oasis is the 2nd largest oasis with a very small group residing in the place that uses these hot springs that this valley is proud of. Again this oasis is not only a natural wonder but also a history treasure altogether.

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Governorate: New Valley
Name: Al-Farafra
Location: 27° 3′ 30″ N,
27° 58′ 12″ E
Area: 980km2
Population: 7000
Main Town: Farafra

History



  • Farafronis who lived in the area were the first to join their cultural heritage in the architecture of the oasis.


  • The fortress built was destroyed from attacks of other tribes over the times.


  • Farafra is part of Ancient Egypt Civilisation according to statue of 5th dynasty and text inscriptions of Eloquent Peasant during first intermediate period.


  • It came in focus with Roman era in Egypt with Ain Della (Hidden Valley) and at Ain Besay south of Qasr El Farafra.


  • It remained remote most of the time in Islamic era but significantly decreased during Mamluk rule.



Climate


Summer: April – Oct


August: Hottest month – Avg. Temp. Of 37°C and almost no perspiration


Winter: November – March


January: Coldest month – Avg. Temp. Of 20°C and a little perspiration to add


Flora


Egyptian algal flora and the three pigmented species:



  • the colorless Peranema inflexum Skuja,


  • Euglena adhaerens Matv.,


  • Phacus crassus Zakryś & M. Łukomska and


  • cristatus Zakryś & M. Łukomska


  • a reed vegetation with Poaceae, mixed with Typha and Phragmites



Economic Sectors


The main source of income comes due to the abundance of wells and lakes:



  • Agriculture


  • Tourism



Agricultural Products


The cultivated products are:



  • Cereals,


  • Dates,


  • Vegetables,


  • Date palms,


  • Citrus,


  • Olive,


  • Apricot and


  • Carob trees.



Important sites



  • Qasr El Farafra


  • Badrs Museum


  • The Oasis


  • Hot Spring baths


  • White Desert


  • Wadi Al Ubayid



These Western Desert little paradise tempt every man in the face of earth. How remote or small, they hold our heart firmly and take it by storm. Egypt is happy to share these small pieces of his heart with whoever wants to bask in the pleasure as such. And NILE HOLIDAY ensures these pleasurable adventures and encourages enjoying these valleys without worrying about security and as such. So, let you heart guide you to Egypt’s small piece of heaven now..

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