White Desert Farafra Oasis Egypt tours, booking, prices, reviews
White Desert Farafra Oasis located to the north east of Qasr Al Farafra in the Western desert, Egypt. In fact, the desert is famous for its spectacular scenery. There, the chalk white landscape strewn with alien shapes. Moreover, boulders of brilliant white thrust up from the surface of the desert. Furthermore, they intensify by the clear light of noon and shine like the gold at sunset. They also blacken and shrink in a cloud filled sky. The White Desert Farafra Oasis comprises many of the formations which given descriptive names. The formations sculpted by the harsh desert winds into weird shapes. In fact, these shapes change over time. The shapes include monoliths, mushrooms, ice cream cones and tents. They also include crickets, as well as the majestic conical flat topped inselbergs .
The White Desert was a sea-bed and the sedimentary layers of rock formed by marine fauna. In fact, it was when the ocean dried up in the remote past. Later, the desert had savanna with lush green areas and lakes full of fish. In fact, it was ideal hunting ground for pre-historic man. And that is why it was a habitat for many roaming herds of elephant, giraffe, gazelle and other animals. Today, the landscape of the desert formed by the plateau which broke down. The plateau left harder rock shapes standing while the softer parts eroded away by wind and sand. In some parts the chalk surface still has the appearance of delicate wind ruffled waves on water.
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The desert became a natural wonder of Egypt. Moreover, it became a protectorate which known as the White Desert Park. The desert has designated routes which must followed when driving in 4WD vehicles. The outer parts nearest the road known as the Old Desert and can reached in a normal vehicle. If you would like to visit the White Desert, then you must choose an overnight camping Safaris. You will witness the drama of both Sunset and dawn. The new tracks laid out to guide vehicles through the most famous desert landmarks. In fact, the first field is a giant of mushrooms which followed by an ancient lone Acacia tree.
The White Desert has another famous area which known as “The White House”. In fact, it is an enclosure of rocks which surrounded by gleaming white chalk fields. Nearby, there is a narrow entrance to a deep cave which penetrates the rock. Beyond this in the “New Desert”, the landscape becomes even whiter. In fact, the New Desert only accessible by 4 WD or camel. The boulders which crowd together, are higher and larger. Moreover, the weird shapes appear everywhere. In fact, they might remind you of a chicken or a hawk. They also may remind you of a troupe of dancers or an old men who wear a hat. The shapes change constantly as the light changes and you move around them. Once the sun begins to set, they turn a softly glowing pink.
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A night under the stars in the White Desert indeed is an unforgettable experience. As the sky turns pink, then the deepest fiery orange of the rock shapes fade. Moreover, the silence will be all around. Sit around a small fire and enjoy a meal of chicken, rice and vegetables. You will really feel like nothing has ever tasted so good. If the moon is near full, the white chalk rock shapes glow. It is like ghosts in the darkness under a sky which still filled with bright stars. In fact, there will be no need for artificial lights. The silence is immense and there is a feeling of unreality as though walking on the surface of Mars.
You roll out a sleeping bag on the soft sand and crawl inside. Lie side by side with your companions. Do like a row of mummies gazing at the brilliant stars tracking their path across the skies. A desert fox may drop by to clear up scraps of food. He will vanish again into the darkness an leave only paw prints as evidence.