Bahariya Oasis – The Western Desert

Bahariya Oasis is one of the most fabulous Egyptian oases in the western desert, as Egypt contains six oases El Fayoum Oasis, Farafra Oasis, Farafra Oasis, Kharga Oasis, Dakhla Oasis, and Siwa Oasis. It is affiliated with Giza Governorate.

The history of Bahariya Oasis Like other Egyptian oases, Bahariya Oasis was an important stop point on the trading route between the Western Desert and the Nile Valley.

Bahariya Oasis are two Arabic words meaning the northern oasis in English. This oasis played an important role during the ancient Egyptian civilization as it was known with two names (Djesdjes) and (wḥꜣt mḥtt).

Its importance increased during the Greco-Roman period as it was used as a trading route and began producing a lot of goods such as cereals, dates, olive oils, and wine.

The main economic sectors of this society are iron ore mining, tourism, and agriculture as they are growing guavas, mangos, dates, and olives.

The attractions in Bahariya Oasis Bahariya Oasis is surrounded by mountains and has numerous springs. It is considered as the start point for many safari trips into the western desert as it is the closest oasis to Cairo, as well provides immediate access to the White Desert, Black Desert, and the Crystal Mountain.

  • El Bawiti is the largest and the administrative center in Bahariya.
  • El Hayz: In El Hayz, the golden mummies have been discovered. It is a necropolis housing nearly 10,000 mummies dating back to the Greco-Roman period.
  • Bir Al-Ghaba: it is a hot spring worth visiting in this oasis.
  • Bawiti Museum: it is an Ethnographic museum displaying the customs and traditions community of Bahariya Oasis. It was built by Mohamed Eid, one of the oasis’s local artists.
  • The White Desert is divided into two deserts: the old white desert, where the Mushrooms and tents area, and the new white desert with its limestone formations. In ancient times, this desert was covered with the sea leading to its rocks contain some seashells. It is located on the road between Bahariya and Farafra.
The White Desert - Farafra Oasis - Egypt Vacation Tours

The White Desert

  • The Black Desert contains mountains formed from black stones and rocks created due to volcanoes.

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The Black Desert

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