The most isolated oasis in the Western Desert, Farafra is the closest oasis to the White Desert, a desert dreamscape populated with unusual chalky rock formations. A safari in the White Desert is a must-do on your Western Desert exploration trail.

While in Farafra, you can also visit the unusual Badr Museum or take a short ride from the oasis’ only town, Qasr Al-Farafra, to reach the Bir Sitta hot springs and the El-Mufid Lake.


During your stay, you’ll also have the chance to see local arts and crafts and buy items like;  sweaters, socks and scarves knitted out of camel and sheep wool from locals.

Temperatures in Farafra are cool from October to April and can reach 35-45 C in summer.

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