The White Desert is made up of unusual white rock formations, which have formed as a result of erosion of the limestone bases, over centuries of wind blowing through the desert. The shapes are incredible, defying gravity with their small bases holding up huge rocks. Everywhere you look, different formations rise up out of the desert floor, forming a variety of shapes.
The colours change with the changing light of the day, with moonlight giving an eerie feel to the snowy looking surroundings and sun turning the rocks into delicate pink and orange hues. Camping out in the desert gives the opportunity to see the changing colours of this incredible landscape. You will also get to see desert foxes that seem to have a radar for camp fires and the possibility of scraps of food.
The ride into and out of the White Desert is an experience in itself, 4x4 jeeps bumping through the desert road in the heat is reminiscent of the movies and once you pass through the security checkpoint, the landscape changes almost straight away, almost as though a drift of snow has blown across your path.
The tranquility, beautiful landscape and star filled skies provide a perfect setting to relax and unwind.
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