Over the years of experience as tour operators for private guided desert safaris, we have collected a list of the most important sights and attractions so that future guests of Western Desert Tours might get a glimpse of the beauties and secrets of the Western Desert of Egypt.

We organized the sights according to their proximity to one of the six major oases in the Western Desert (Faiyum in the Nile Valley, Bahariya, Farafra, Dakhla, and Kharga along the “Oasis Circle”, and Siwa in Egypt’s Northwest) and the Gilf Kebir and the Great Sand Sea.

Map of Egypt

Map of Egypt by the United Nation's Cartographic Section
Map of Egypt by the United Nation’s Cartographic Section

Videos about the Western Desert of Egypt

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Literature about the Western Desert of Egypt

We highly recommend Cassandra Vivian’s “The Western Desert of Egypt: An Explorer’s Handbook” if you want to delve deeper into the geological, historical, and cultural background of Egypt’s Western Desert.

If you are historically interested, you might want to read Gerhard Rohlfs’ account of his 1873–1874 expedition, its adventures, and its many trials in “Three Months in the Libyan Desert”.

Excellent travel guides with a good coverage of Egypt’s Western Desert are Frommer’s Egypt, Lonely Planet Egypt, and the Rough Guide to Egypt.

Further Information about the Western Desert of Egypt

For further information about the Western Desert of Egypt don’t hesitate to contact us.