What to Expect When Visiting the Black and White Desert in Egypt?

Egypt is a country filled with stunning landscapes. From the pyramids of Giza to the Sahara Desert, this incredible country has something for every type of traveller. There is something about the country that is just magical.

However, when most people think of Egypt, the Pyramids of Giza are the first thing that comes to mind. That’s fair enough but the country has much more to offer than just the ancient archaeological sites. 

Black and White Desert Egypt tours are such experiences that can help you create unforgettable memories with unbeatable activities for all ages and interests. Here is what to expect when visiting the Black and White Desert in Egypt. 

1. The Black Desert

While the Sahara Desert is a well-known desert, the white and black desert deserves more praise. The Black and White Desert located just several hours away from Cairo are two hidden gems of Egypt. The Black Desert, covering an area of around 5,000 square miles is one of the largest deserts in the world. It is home to a variety of plant and animal life and unique geological features. The variety of landscapes makes it a place that is sure to amaze visitors.

2. The Crystal Moutain

Located in the western desert of Egypt, the place derives its name from the contrasting colours of the sand and the rocks. The contrasting colors make a striking landscape. You can experience the majestic region with a camel or jeep safari. It is a truly unique place with many ancient sites such as Roman Forts and ancient mines.

3. The White Desert

White Desert is 30-50 minutes’ drive from the crystal mountain. It is preferred to see the white desert in daylight. This marvel of nature is formed by hundreds of years of sandstorms. There are no vendors, no bathrooms, and no tourist facilities. This place is located in the middle of nature.  

4. Djara Cave

This stop is worth adding to your Black and White Desert tour itinerary. Located in the heart of Dakhla Oasis, Djara Cave is a hidden gem that gives a glimpse into the rich history and culture of the region. This cave is believed to be one of the most significant geological formations in Egypt. The ancient rock drawings and engravings depict scenes of the daily lives of people who lived in the area. However, the cave is not easily accessible, visitors need to book a guided tour to reach it.


At White Desert Travel, we make every experience special for tourists with handpicked destinations, the best prices, and 24/7 customer service. We offer a range of travel packages to suit your travelling preferences. You can also choose our White Desert tour from Cairo which is the best way to explore the deserts of Egypt.

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