Egypt Sand Boarding information, tours, prices and online booking
Egypt Sand boarding is one of the most interesting activities you can do while you are in Egypt. Take a day trip from Cairo to Katameya Dunes, just 80km southwest of the city. The sand here is very nice and soft, and you can reach good speeds. The boarding is good and it’s easy to reach. Moreover, the tour operators that you book with will most likely have equipment for rent. In fact, Katameya dunes site is near to Katameya Heights Golf course. It set a new trend in Egypt real estate market. In fact, it located where once there was nothing but a desert. Moreover, it was pioneering vision to turn the desert sand into lush green rolling hills. The resort became the first commercial venture to combine golf and real estate in Egypt.
The number of golfers and golf resorts increased since the Golf Resort set the trend in Egypt. Surf the giant dunes of the Great Sand Sea near Siwa Oasis. Travel into the desert for what is thought to be the best dune surfing location in the world. It is with seriously smooth and steep dunes reaching heights of 140 meters; and if that’s not enough there are breathtaking views of the desert landscape as you glide. You can head out to the Pacific Ocean of sand boarding either on a camping and boarding trip or a daytrip provided you have a professional guide. There are dunes of all shapes and sizes so everyone will find the perfect dune for their surfing experience.
More information about the Great Sand Sea:
In fact, the Great Sand Sea situated in Western Egypt the third largest sand-accumulation in the world. Moreover, the Great Sand Sea of the eastern desert is an unbroken mass of dunes. The size of New Mexico which smothers the barren frontiers of Libya and Egypt and is home to not one living soul. Parallel dune ridges run north-south for hundreds of miles. Anyone journeying here has to be exceptionally well prepared. That is because there’s not a single well or water source in 150,000 square miles–extreme even by Saharan standards. Until the 1930s, this hyper-arid region had barely been explored. During WWII, clandestine German and British desert patrols, including Count Almasy, aka The English Patient, probed this remote area, spying on each other’s movements.
Today, the area still remains largely unknown and is so rarely visited that 60-year-old tire tracks are still visible on certain surfaces. The Great sand sea Spanning the 600km between Siwa in the north and the Gilf Kebir Plateau in the south, the Sand Sea forms a natural barrier between Egypt and Libya. From west to east, this barren but extremly beautiful land is about 250km wide, though it reaches 400km in the south. Nothing lives here but the wind, and nothing moves here but the sand.