Siwa: A tranquil oasis sitting at the heart of the Egyptian desert

Siwa Oasis in the Egyptian desert is recognised for its magnificent nature, unique topography and cultural richness, making it an epitome of peaceful oasis life.

Isolated in the heart of Egypt’s Western Desert and 700km from Cairo, the magical Siwa Oasis sits serenely among an ocean of yellow sand and crystal-clear lakes. Situated within a desert, the edenic oasis has a deceptive amount of lush green groves. A far cry from any developed urbanisation, Siwa is a beacon for Egypt’s rich cultural history and inhabited by the Berber, making it a real hidden gem in Egypt.

Wanderlust Tips Magazine | Siwa: A tranquil oasis sitting at the heart of the Egyptian desert

Wanderlust Tips Magazine | Siwa: A tranquil oasis sitting at the heart of the Egyptian desert

You will not believe your eyes when you discover the Siwa Oasis for the first time. This peaceful spot intrigues many explores with its unique rock formations, olive trees, endless palm groves and mineral springs. Aside from such breathtaking scenery, adventurous travellers will also get their thrill and excitement by exploring the distinctive culture and customs of Egypt’s Western Desert.

If you are intrigued by naturally occurring phenomena and impressive architecture, then the beautiful Siwa Oasis needs to be added to your Egypt itinerary as it is home to an amazing variety of ancient Egyptian architectural constructions. Take a visit to Aghurmi and marvel at the magical temple of the Oracle, the salt lakes of Birket Siwa and Birket Zeitun. Additionally, the oasis is  heavenly for history enthusiasts with a vast range of famous sites such as Amun Temple Ruins, Cleopatra’s Spring and Ruins of Shali.

Wanderlust Tips Magazine | Siwa: A tranquil oasis sitting at the heart of the Egyptian desert

Wanderlust Tips Magazine | Siwa: A tranquil oasis sitting at the heart of the Egyptian desert

If you are looking for an adventurous yet thrilling escapade, the secluded Siwa Oasis offers a whole host of exhilarating activities. Whether you are into sand-boarding, quad biking or safari trips into the Great Sand Sea, make sure you reserve a day for this fun-packed desert expedition. Do not forget to take the time to watch the sunset in the desert and admire the starry sky at nighttime.

Wanderlust Tips Magazine | Siwa: A tranquil oasis sitting at the heart of the Egyptian desert

Wanderlust Tips Magazine | Siwa: A tranquil oasis sitting at the heart of the Egyptian desert
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Travelling to the Siwa Oasis can be a challenging experience. Hence, visitors must follow instructions to avoid getting lost. The Siwa Oasis is a great place for you to experience the desert climate with its soaring temperatures and to catch a glimpse of wild animals. Pay a visit to this untouched oasis in Egypt to experience the age-old culture of Sufism and immerse yourself in its tranquil ambience.

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