In addition to the iconic pyramids and sphinx, Egypt boasts another natural wonder: the White Desert. Tourists consider it a true gem of nature that cannot be replicated anywhere else on the planet.
The White Desert in Northern Farafra Oasis, spanning over an area of 3,010 square kilometers and located at a distance of 570 kilometers from the Egyptian capital Cairo, is a unique geological wonder. It was formed during the Cretaceous period when the location was submerged under the sea. Over time, the sea receded, leaving behind shells and limestone cliffs that eroded to create the stunning landscape that we see today. Scientists believe that the White Desert’s formation was a rare occurrence, which makes it a must-visit destination for those who love to explore nature’s wonders.
Experience the stunning beauty of the natural landscape. Marvel at the massive sand dunes and white limestone formations which resemble giant mushroom cats, fondly referred to by the locals as “desert ice”. The origins of these remarkable sights can be traced back millions of years, shaped by the powerful forces of sandstorms and hurricanes.
The sunrise and sunset showcase the various shapes of the white chalk cliffs, which are composed of sandstone minerals. These cliffs are a beautiful combination of white and earthy tones.
As the sun rises in the White Desert, one can’t help but notice the towering white mushroom that serves as the emblem of this unique region.
Beneath the warm rays of the midday sun.
Many travelers opt to rest at night so they can fully appreciate the stunning transformation of nature as sunlight fades.