With so much outstanding natural and man-made scenery to explore and such a welcoming climate, camping is a great way to see Egypt on your own.
You can spend your nights beneath the starlit skies of the Western Desert and then explore its lush oases : the Bahariya, the Farafra and the Dakhla, during the day. Or, if you’re a die-hard explorer, you can brave the remote, rippling sandscapes of Great Sand Sea with its cool nights and spectacular views. The Nile is also a good place to pitch your tent in the shadows of the Pyramids.Make sure you’re fully stocked up on all the essentials, especially water.
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Whether you’re looking for mountains to climb or plains to trek, sands to stroll or oases to explore, Egypt’s astonishing diversity of natural terrains and landscapes are the perfect ingredients for some truly memorable trekking.
The lush, green oases of the Western Desert : Bahariya, Farafra and Dakhla, are packed to the gills with historical gems from the Pharaonic, Graeco-Roman and Islamic Dynasties.
* If you’re looking for open sands, the Great Sand Sea might be more your cup of tea. But if you’re after a rockier ride, the mountainous peaks of the Sinai Peninsula or Jebel Uweinet are the best places to go.
* Test all your equipment before setting off.
You can trek almost anywhere you like. If you’re looking for some culture along the way, the oases Bahariya, Farafra, Dakhla and Siwa are your best options. There are endless sandscapes in the Western and Eastern Deserts and in the Great Sand Sea on the Sahara. There are also mountains at Jebel Uweinat and at Sinai Peninsula.