Western Desert Oases
From Cairo it is possible to experience Egypt's finest journey
on offer, the Great Desert Circuit. It runs for over 621 miles
(1,000km) through spectacular desert landscape and is punctuated by
four oases situated in a depression: Bahariya, Farafra, Dakhla and
Kharga. The first two have hot springs and palm groves, Farafra
being the more traditional and rural of the two. To experience the
remoteness of the desert travellers can spend an unforgettable
night in the White Desert between oases. Dakhla and Kharga are
surrounded by old ruins and villages from the times of the ancient
caravan routes to Sudan.
Transportation: The circuit takes around one week and can be travelled
using public or one's own transport, or visitors can book a tour.
It is also possible to hire a local guide with a 4x4.