Founded in 2000 by native Bahariyans, Western Desert Tours is your award-winning tour operator for private guided desert safaris in Egypt’s Western Desert including the Black and White Desert, the oases of Faiyum, Bahariya, Farafra, Dakhla, Kharga, and Siwa, the Great Sand Sea, and the Gilf Kebir.
The Western Desert of Egypt covers most of the land west of the Nile valley, in other words two thirds of the country. The Western Desert’s 680 650 square kilometers (262 800 square miles) are equivalent to the size of Texas or the combined area of Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland, Austria, and the Czech Republic.
Yet, the Western Desert of Egypt has far more to offer than just sand. Here you will find the Wadi al-Hitan UNESCO World Heritage Site—known for its hundreds of fossils of some of the earliest forms of whale—, the four oases of the “Oasis Circle”—Bahariya, Farafra, Dakhla, and Kharga—, the secluded Siwa Oasis with its unique culture and many ancient sights, the surreal sculptures in the White Desert National Park, the enormous sand dunes of the Great Sand Sea, and the Gilf Kebir National Park, where rock art tell us about the thriving life before this mountain plateau became one of the most inhospitable places on earth.
Based in al-Bawiti—the main center of Bahariya Oasis, some 365 kilometers (227 miles) southwest of Cairo, in the midst of the Western Desert—we offer you the best possibilities to explore the unmatched beauty of Egypt’s Western Desert.
- Western Desert Tours offers different private guided desert tours that fit every time budget, customized private guided desert tours are arranged on demand where you determine the duration, the direction, and the means of transportation,
- Western Desert Tours organizes your transportation from/to anywhere in Egypt (if wished),
- Western Desert Tours provides mattresses, blankets, and tents,
- Western Desert Tours cooks and provides ample food and beverages,
- Western Desert Tours cares about the desert’s fragile environment,
- Western Desert Tours organizes all required permission documents,
- and last but not least, Western Desert Tours cleans and maintains the equipment carefully for each trip.