Quartz crystal mountains provide once-in-a-lifetime views in the White Desert.
Roam around the pristine Crystal Mountain and explore the White Desert landscape’s uninhabited oases and mini-depressions. Spanning over 3,000 km², this area is a surefire hit for geologists, ecologists, naturalists, artists, or simply curious adventurers looking to be wowed by the White Desert’s unusual landscape formations and distinct cultural heritage. Announced as a protectorate in 2002, this arid landscape is home to several unique animal, reptile and bird species such as the Fennec Fox, the Saharan Horned Viper and the Sooty Falcon.
Natural Phenomena, Animals and Plants
An area of unparalleled natural beauty, the White Chalk Inselbergs that dominate the desert landscape of this natural park contain fossilized marine shells and animals – guaranteed to amaze visitors.
Local People, Tribes
Residents are called the Wahati people, meaning “people of the oasis.” Some of the Wahati people are descendants of Bedouin tribes from Libya and the North Coast, Wahati people also originate from resettled communities in the Nile Valley who relocated to this spectacular oasis. Despite sharing a few cultural traditions with Bedouin tribes elsewhere in the country, Wahati communities still enjoy a distinct cuisine and their culture reflects years of adaptation to this region’s unique and remote landscape.
Places To Lodge
Wahati tribes people run several campsites in the White Desert, perfect for curious explorers!