1 Jeep safaris

Whether you spend a night in the White Desert, or two weeks in the Great Sand Sea and the Gilf Kebir, you’ll never forget the experience.

2 Birdwatching at Wadi Rayan

Senegal coucals, kestrels, kites and herons are among the many species at Wadi Rayan.

3 The White Desert

A surreal landscape of wind-eroded yardangs shaped like falcons, camels, lions and mushrooms, in Farafra Oasis.

4 The Ghard Abu Muharrik

Dune piled upon dune for hundreds of kilometres, beyond the stalactite cave of El-Qaf.

5 Al-Qasr

This fantastic labyrinth of mud-brick dwellings dating back to the tenth century is one of several once-fortified qasr villages in Dakhla Oasis.

6 Prehistoric rock art

The English Patient cast a spotlight on the Cave of the Swimmers in the remote Gilf Kebir, and there are many other sites at Jebel Uwaynat.

7 Siwa Oasis

Its citadel, palm groves, rock tombs and salt lakes make Siwa a must for travellers.

8 Hot springs

The best bathing spot is Bir Wahed in the outer dunes of the Great Sand Sea, near Siwa Oasis.

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