Lush green expanse that meets the perfect blue sky at Dakhla Oasis

Dakhla Oasis Tours and Travels

About Dakhla Oasis

A picturesque oasis full of mud-brick villages that sit upon lush fields and orchards, Dakhla supports a population of some 75,000 people living in 14 settlements strung out along the Farafra and Kharga roads. Water is abundant at Dakhla with some 520 springs and wells offering a life source to the many crops grown here. With the landscape being made up of verdant foliage and vast expanses of sandy desert, this region is one of striking beauty and should be a stop on anyone's Egyptian itinerary.

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Draw cards at Dakhla are the medieval covered city of Al Qasr, which was built on Roman foundations, and beyond here, the colourful Al-Muzawaka tombs, which date back to pharaonic times. Al Qasr may be the longest continually inhabited site and was probably once the official capital of the oasis. Painstaking archaeological and restorative work has been ongoing for more than 25 years. Buildings include the Nasr el-Din Mosque, houses with acacia wood lintels, a 10th century madrassa and more.

Beyond Al Qasr, in a slightly remote location is Deir al-Haggar, where there is a Roman sandstone temple. It’s Hypostyle Hall, sanctuary and brick enclosure wall were built in the 1st century AD under Roman emperors Nero, Vespasian, Titus and Domitian (whose cartouches can be seen on the temple) and later served as a Coptic monastery before a massive sand dune consumed it, crushing the roof and leaving only the tops of the columns visible during early visits by wealthy European explorers. Be sure, whilst in Dakhla, to opt for a dip in a hot spring and to buy some deliciously fresh oasis fruits.

Dakhla Oasis Tours

Here are some popular itineraries that include a visit to Dakhla Oasis

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Dakhla Oasis Hotels

If you are planning a Dakhla Oasis holiday, have a look at some of the accommodation that we recommend. 'Our Rating' indicates how we feel each property rates according to normal Western hotel standards. 'Local Rating' indicates how the property is categorised/rated locally:

Badawiya Hotel Dakhla Oasis

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

Built in a traditional mud brick style, the Badawiya Dakhla Hotel sits in front of the mountain escarpement of the Dakhla Oasis. Guest rooms are a mixture of sophisticated comfort and Bedouin charm with traditional rugs and specially commissioned light fixtures. The out door swimming pool has arguably the best view of the area and is the perfect place to relax. When hunger strikes, heat to the onsite restaurant for some mouth-watering treats. Located in the heart of the Dakhla Oasis, this accommodation enjoys some of Egypt's most beautiful landscapes.

Desert Lodge Dakhla Oasis

Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: 3 Star Hotel

The Desert Lodge is built in the traditional style of the local architecture and situated on top of a nearby cliff. The quietness and the splendid view, overlooking the unique village of Al Qasr and the distant sand dunes of the Sahara desert makes this a tranquil stay. The rooms are beautifully decorated with bright colours and authentic patterns and are spacious and comfortable. In the main area is a restaurant, serving delicious meals, and a traditional tent where guests can enjoy a selection of Arabian coffees, teas and Shisha.

Dakhla Oasis Tailor made suggestions

Here are some of the recent tailor made itineraries we have created for our clients which include a visit to Dakhla Oasis.

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