Great Sand Sea Safari information, tours, prices and online booking
Great Sand Sea Safari indeed is one of the most important Egypt Desert and Oases activities. Between Gilf El Kebir and Siwa Oasis lies the awesome immensity of dune fields. In fact, it is which the explorer Gerhard Rohlfs named the Great Sand Sea. It covers in fact 72,000 square kilometers (roughly the size of Ireland). Moreover, the Great Sand Sea extends for an average of 650 km from north to south and 300km from east to west. Roughly two thirds of this consists of parallel Seif dunes, sometimes over 100m high and as much as 150 km long.
Moreover, they separated by flat “corridors” one or two kilometers wide. In fact, the northwest–southeast alignment determined by the prevailing wind. These Seif dunes in fact are ever-moving. Satellite imaging shown that they sit atop stable whale backed dunes. Elsewhere in the Great Sand Sea, the Seif dunes descended escarpments. Moreover, they reformed as crescent-shaped barchans. Though shifting sands seem the only “life” in the Great Sand Sea.
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A little vegetation exists and lies dormant for years until a brief shower of rain revives it. This spectacularly alien terrain has long fascinated explorers and scientists. Now tourists are venturing in to marvel at its wonders. A brief excursion from Siwa Oasis to Bir Wahed will let you experience its colossal dunes. In fact, it is without spending a fortune, while the following sites can be visited on deep-desert Safaris.