Kharga Oasis is the largest and most populated oasis in the Western Desert. It is also the most developed oasis thanks to the governmental efforts supporting the modernization of the Western Desert oases.

Kharga can thus be considered as an ideal base for an exciting safari into the Western Desert. In and around town, you can visit Ancient Egyptian and Greco-Roman sites, such as the Temple of Hibis, and buy from local traders at the simple souk for pottery in the southern part of Qasr town, the oasis' main town, before heading to the interesting Kharga Museum of Antiquities.

Not far from Kharga, you’ll have the opportunity to explore very old Coptic landmarks such as the Necropolis of Al-Bagawat and Deir Al-Kashef Monastery.

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

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