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Bahariyya Oasis

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Situated in a 2000 sq km depression about 330km southwest of Cairo is Bahariyya Oasis. Dating back to ancient times, it was prosperous until the 4th century, when attacks from surrounding tribes and the decline of Roman rule left great chunks of it’s surrounding agricultural land to be reclaimed by the surrounding desert.

Whilst visitors come to enjoy the hot springs and palm groves, in the last few years, the oasis has received considerable archaeological attention, following the accidental discovery of a field of tombs dating back to Graeco-Roman period. There are believed to be as many as 10,000 mummies in the area, but only a few have been excavated so far.

There are several surrounding villages, but the main one, is Bawiti. Bawiti harbours a picturesque huddle of mud-brick homes and mausolea flanking a main street. The old quarter’s main street runs into Al-Qasr, an older village built directly over the capital of the oasis in Pharaonic times, continuously inhabited since then and comprising narrow alleyways and courtyards some of which incorporate stones from bygone buildings.

A craggy fissure in the bedrock at Ain Bishmu gives way to a natural spring (greatly used in Roman times). From here, verdant palm groves have sprung up. In Bawiti itself, there are some antiquities such as ancient tombs and the Temple of Alexander.

To get you started with planning your holiday to Bahariyya Oasis, we have showcased below some popular itineraries requested by our clients which we hope will inspire your visit to Egypt

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On this tour of Egypt explore the spectacular Western Desert, 4x4 across sandy plains, camp under the stars in the White Desert, relax in the Nubian town of Aswan, cruise down the Nile River and of course, visit the world famous Valley of the Kings and Pyramids of Giza.

White Desert | Egypt
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Discover the incredible Western Oases & the stunning White Desert, Crystal Mountain, Tombs of the Golden Mummies, 4x4 jeep safari & Medieval Al Qasr. Not to mention Aswan & Nile felucca cruising, Luxor & the Valley of the Kings, the Red Sea & of course, the pyramids!

Tailormade Holidays to Bahariyya Oasis

On the Go are expert at planning holidays in Egypt — tailored to suit your individual requirements. Please have a look at some of the tailormade itineraries below that we have created for our clients which include Bahariyya Oasis.

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