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Khaled Khalifa
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Bahariya Oasis, Egypt

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Cairo – Bahariya Oasis – White Desert – Farafra Oasis – Dakhla Oasis –  Abu Ballas –
Red Lions  – Tall Ahmer  – Wadi Mashi – Wadi Assab –  Plateau of the Gilf – Wadi
Hamra – Silica Glass – Great Sand Sea  – Siwa Oasis – Bahariya Oasis –  Cairo   

TOUR DESCRIPTION

This expedition is somewhat unique. First you obtain a view into the several inhabited
areas of the Western Desert and the various deserts which lie between.

From Dakhla you penetrate into the seldom traversed area which has been mapped
only since 1932. The landscape is unique. The colors and shapes of the mountains are
constantly changing and the color palette of the sand is stretched.

Abu Ballas with its markings from Neolithic times and its clay vessels is the first point
which you aim at. Next "Lions" formed by the wind from the red sedimentary rock await
you.

At the Tall Ahmer you branch in the direction to Wadi Mashi. Over sand dunes you
ascend the pass which leads into this wide valley. At the northern end of the Gilf you
branch into the Wadi Assab.

Here you discover the southernmost tip of the Great Sand Sea. The wonderful Wadi
exhibits many different faces: dunes, mountains, and even isolated small bushes. Over
a pass you achieve the plateau of the Gilf on whose south side your view can wander
to the Libyan area.

A highpoint of this trip is the Wadi Hamra, the Red Valley. This valley displays Acacias
and a few plants.

It is a pearl in the Gilf El Kebir and its undisturbed nature is impressive. If luck is with
you, you will find Silica Glass in a particular section in the Great Sand Sea. This glass
comes from a meteorite impact in this area, and it is hitherto unique on earth.

The crossing of the Great Desert with its occasionally 100 meter high ridges is an
exceptional adventure. In the Siwa Oasis you will arrive back in civilization.
Khalifa Expedition - Program - Gilf el Kebir, Wadi Hamra
Khalifa Expedition - Program - Gilf el Kebir, Wadi Hamra
Khalifa Expedition - Program - Gilf el Kebir, Wadi Hamra
Gilf el Kebir, Wadi Hamra
Gilf el Kebir, Wadi Hamra
Gilf el Kebir, Wadi Hamra
Khalifa Expedition - Map tour Gilf el Kebir
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