If you thought, Egypt has an abundance of man-made monuments, then you probably didn’t know it is also been enriched with a natural beauty which indeed deserves a place in every touristic guide. As unearthly as it may look, this is startlingly one of the best landscapes on the planet. White Desert is simply another artistic unpainted sketch on the canvas of nature.
Spreading over 2.8 million square kilometers, this Egyptian wonder begins at the western banks of the Nile. It is located 45 km (28 mi) north of the town of Farafra. This small town is inhabited by an estimated 5000 people, mainly consisting of the local Bedouins. The rock formations that you can see are a result of wind erosions and sand. The color change during the sunset is enough to delight your senses. The days here are hot and the nights are cool.
Here you will come across many awe-inspiring natural sculptures and shapes. These chalk formations may resemble more like a white mushroom or a vanilla ice-cream cone. The tan and gray terrain gives one the feeling of standing in some other planet.
With the onset of night, tourists experience the star-lit sky which seems like a shimmering blanket along with the pale light of the moon. Apart from being a regular tourist’s attraction, it is also a renowned location of camping trips made by schools.
These eccentric rock formations are known as inselbergs, which in German means Island Mountain. The rocks begin to turn glowing pink during sunset, which makes it unforgettable scenery. Every time you lay your eyes on something there, is something worth keeping in memory.
The White Desert tours are one of the best desert tours in Egypt and a journey that is worth taking!