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Egypt, Egypt, Sahara Desert, Farafra oasis
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The smallest and least populated of the oases in the Libyan Desert constitutes one of Egypt's 26 provinces. Like Bahariya, it is located within a depression. Isolated, far-flung and relaxing, Farafra is the archetypal oasis, akin to an eagerly anticipated glass of water. But it is also the oasis that lies in the White Desert, certainly one of the strangest deserts in the world.

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  • The White Desert Recommended Recommended

    ET - Farafra

    Astonishingly shaped and immaculately white limestone concretions emerge from the "Great Sand Sea" discovered by the German Gerhard Rohlfs in 1873. Most impressive are the formations of Sahara el-Beida, where the rocks have been eroded in s..

  • The Black Desert

    ET - Farafra

    The desert 20km south of Bawati is covered with the dark conical masses of former volcanic hills that used to be buried and have since been eroded by time. The visual effect is of solitary mountains seemingly piercing the sand. Erosion has left bits ..

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