In fact, Bahriya oasis is most accessible of the Western Desert Oases. It offers many interesting attractions and a foretaste of how life goes in an oasis. It can reached easily from Cairo by bus.
Hot springs: The hot springs which have curative properties, spread in Bahariya oasis. The 65 C waters of these natural sources help in the treatment of rheumatism. They also help in joint ailments and digestive disorders. The oasis houses more than 10 different hot springs spread across Bawiti and Al-Qasr.
Food: In the main town, Bawiti, you’ll find a few cheap and charming restaurants. These welcoming establishments serve cold and hot drinks. They also offer the usual selection of local dishes including roasted chicken and kebabs.
Girls Work Shop: If you search for some authentic oasis handicrafts, stop at the Girls Work Shop. In fact, this store sells only “Bahariyyan” handicrafts.
Black and White Desert Trips: It is easy to find a tour that will take you to the Black desert from Bahariya oasis. If you’re in for camping you can take the extra time to reach the White Desert.
1 Ticket for All: At the ticket office of the Bahariya Museum you can buy 1 ticket for all. In fact, this ticket will give you access to 5 touristic sites. They are the museum, Alexander temple, Bannentiu tomb, the tomb of Zed-Amun-Ef-Ankh. Moreover, it also includes entry to Bir al-Muftella.
Phone network: While you explore the Western Desert, stay within reach. In fact, it is by activating the roaming service on your mobile phone. You can buy an Egyptian phone line from any local operating companies.
Money: Banks and ATM machines are available in Bahariya oasis.