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Siwa Oasis... The Magic of Nature





Siwa Oasis is A nature reserve in Egypt. Siwa is famous for medical tourism, such as burial in the sand, treatment by the hot salt lakes and safari.

Siwa Oasis is located between the Qattara Depression and the Great Sand Sea in the Western Desert, 50 km east of the Libyan border, and 560 km from Cairo. Siwa is considered one of the most remote cities in Egypt and is inhabited by about 40,000 people, most of whom are Berbers, who have developed a distinct desert culture and a unique language different from other languages ​​in Egypt, called Siwa, as they speak the Egyptian dialect fluently.

There are famous monuments in Siwa, including the Temple of Amun, which was the seat of a famous fortune-teller at the time, which Alexander the Great visited in 333 BC, where the priests installed him as the son of Amun and prophesied to him to rule Egypt.

As for the geographical shape of the oasis, it forms a natural depression that was formed in ancient times due to natural erosion factors, and it is approximately 18 meters below sea level. Sand dunes constitute the largest proportion of its composition, and the rest belongs to the depressions that formed some lakes due to the leakage of groundwater from the many springs flowing between sulfur and fresh, as for the presence of salt lakes, because of the saline nature of the rocks and depressions in which those lakes were formed, and that is also because the whole region was The bottom of a great sea that covered the entire area of ​​the desert in previous eras, which is evident in the remains of sea snails and fossilized coral reefs in most parts of those surrounding areas.





Siwa Oasis climate


Siwa Oasis climate
Siwa Oasis climate



Siwa’s weather prevails in a continental desert climate because Siwa is located deep in the desert. The weather is very hot in the summer and the winter is warm during the day and very cold at night, and rain rarely falls in the winter. The annual precipitation rate is about 10.5 mm on average.

The temperature may exceed 48 degrees Celsius in the summer, and frost may form during the winter, and the humidity and wind speed are usually low. The Khamsin winds blow at the beginning of summer, it is hot and dry, and many landscapes are formed by the wind.







Where is Siwa located?


Siwa Oasis, Egypt is located 300 km south of the Mediterranean coast, where it is bordered to the north by the city of Marsa Matrouh. It includes many archaeological, tourist and medical sites that attract tourists from all over the world.







Siwa Oasis... Rest, treatment and recreation


Siwa Oasis... Rest, treatment and recreation
Siwa Oasis... Burial in the sand treatment


If you suffer from bone and back pain and want a medical trip for recreation and comfort, you cannot miss visiting Siwa Oasis, which is famous for medical tourism, where its sands have natural elements suitable for alternative medicine purposes.

The medical tourism season, or "burial in the sand" as it is called, begins in Siwa Oasis, about 560 km from Cairo, from July 15 to September 15. The picturesque Siwa Oasis opens its doors to visitors from all over the world, for the medical tourism that it is known for during this period each year.

Siwa is famous for its 7 places where sand baths are made for patients with rheumatism, rheumatoid arthritis, joint pain, and others. To 7 days each, according to his health condition.


Siwa Oasis... Rest, treatment and recreation
Therapy in Siwa Oasis


Siwa is a spring of water that is used for therapeutic purposes from psoriasis and rheumatic diseases, and Ain Kigar is the most famous, as its water temperature is 67 °C, and it contains several minerals and sulfur elements.





The best tourist activities in Siwa Oasis






Shali Fortress, Siwa Oasis


The best tourist activities in Siwa Oasis
Shali Fortress, Siwa Oasis


Shali Fortress is a castle and a historic city in the heart of Siwa Oasis. It is famous for being one of its most famous historical landmarks. Its construction dates back to thousands of years BC. It is home to one of the historical temples of Amun, which was established by the ancient Egyptians. Kharshef, a mixture of Salt and Clay, Shali Castle is also an ideal destination for a panoramic view of Siwa Square.





Mountain of the Dead, Siwa Oasis



The best tourist activities in Siwa Oasis
Mountain of the Dead, Siwa Oasis


Mountain of the Dead is located approximately 2 kilometres from Siwa Oasis. This mountain, a conical mountain with a height of 50 meters, is one of the favourite historical destinations for visitors to Siwa and is famous for being home to ancient Pharaonic tombs, including a royal tomb decorated with Pharaonic inscriptions. The ancient tombs in the mountain were discovered by chance during the Second World War.





Safari trips, Siwa Oasis



The best tourist activities in Siwa Oasis
Safari trips, Siwa Oasis


There are many tourist activities in Siwa that you can do to enjoy, including taking one of the most exciting safari trips in the world, taking a four-wheel drive tour between the sand dunes and enjoying swimming in the warm natural waters of Siwa before camping in the evening and eating tea, local sweets and Bedouin-style food.

It is one of the best experiences for those looking for peace and relaxation, Siwa is the paradise of the Sahara desert. It is a mixture of meditation, healing and adventure. It is a chance to feel the secrets of nature, mountains, springs, dunes, salt lakes and one of the best sunset views in the world.





Lake Siwa, Siwa Oasis 



The best tourist activities in Siwa Oasis
Lake Siwa, Siwa Oasis 


If you want to see one of the most beautiful natural destinations in Siwa, head to the beautiful Siwa Lake, which is characterized by its stunning natural beauty, which made it a favourite location for taking pictures. You can also watch their flocks of birds resting on the side of the lake before continuing their journey to the heart of Africa.

After a walk of hours, you will see nothing but sand and desert that attracts your attention to an oasis in the middle of a great lake of salty water, even very salty, to the extent that you find salt on the edges of the beach and great rocks in the middle of the edges of the lake.





Fatnas Island, Siwa Oasis 



The best tourist activities in Siwa Oasis
Fatnas Island, Siwa Oasis 

If you want to experience the Bedouin life or see glimpses of the nature of the life of the local people in Siwa, you may have to visit Fintas Island or Fantasy Island as it is called by the locals, which provides tourist activities in Siwa to its visitors in a calm and safe environment.

A wonderful place that is recommended to visit from afternoon until sunset with a wonderful view of the water blending with the mountains. The island is located approximately 6 km from the centre of Siwa, and it is one of the places worth visiting in Siwa Oasis. You can not miss this charming place. You can enjoy the sunset, a quiet place and eat delicious Siwa food. You can have the famous drink of the oasis, which is the Date drink.





Cleopatra's Pool/ Spring of Juba, Siwa Oasis




The best tourist activities in Siwa Oasis
Cleopatra Spring, Siwa Oasis


Cleopatra Spring is a famous historical site in Siwa, famous for being the bathing site of Queen Cleopatra, the last queen of the Macedonian dynasty that ruled Egypt. Baths of Cleopatra are famous for their warm natural sulfur underground water. All ages can relax and swim in the Cleopatra - Spring of Juba Pool, which is fed by a natural spring. The stone pool attracts a lot of locals and tourists.






Taghaghien Touristic Island, Siwa Oasis


The best tourist activities in Siwa Oasis
Taghaghien Touristic Island, Siwa Oasis


It is an environmentally friendly tourist resort, designed in an African style and located on an island in the middle of the lake in Siwa. You can rent a boat to reach the resort and spend a whole day there. The resort offers its visitors a range of tourist activities in Siwa, along with wonderful traditional huts with thatched roofs for accommodation and bathrooms Made entirely of desert stones.





Recommended Siwa Oasis hotels




Adrere Amellal Desert Ecolodge Siwa



Recommended Siwa Oasis hotels
Adrere Amellal Desert Ecolodge Siwa


Adrere Amellal Hotel is one of the strangest hotels in Siwa Oasis and unique in the world. The Adrere Amilal Hotel is a 40-room sandy hotel with decor inspired by the life of Siwa desert residents.

As the hotel has nothing to do with contemporary life today.

There is no electricity or phones in the rooms, and mobile phones are not allowed in public places. Candles are used for lighting at night.

The hotel's fresh food is prepared using natural vegetables grown in the hotel's garden. Using traditional methods, which relies on natural vegetables harvested directly from the hotel's garden.


Many people around the world are looking for a quiet place away from disturbing sounds and the modern world. Also, many visitors liked the idea oب which this hotel was built.

The British Crown Prince, Prince Charles, and his wife Camilla stayed in this simple hotel.







Siwa Shali Resort



Recommended Siwa Oasis hotels
Siwa Shali Resort


This resort is located in the middle of an area characterized by natural and desert landscapes in Siwa Oasis, and greenery spreads throughout the resort. It is a three-star resort.

The hotel has a swimming pool, similar to traditional Siwa houses, and a hot tub. All suites feature a satellite TV, minibar and wardrobe.

Some suites overlook the garden, while others overlook the pool. The restaurant serves international, Egyptian and Italian cuisine, as well as low-calorie meals for diet lovers.

The hotel has a secluded garden for outdoor candlelit dining. It offers a spa, Turkish baths, a massage room and a modern fitness area.

Sand treatments and indoor and outdoor relaxation areas are also available. It is 3 km from the resort of Jebel Dakrour, and through the resort, it is possible to participate in daily excursions around Siwa.


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Siwa Relax Retreat (Adults Only)



Recommended Siwa Oasis hotels
Siwa Relax Retreat (Adults Only)


Siwa Relax Retreat is one of the best natural places that you can enjoy in Siwa, where everything there is similar to nature, the natural spa and massage centre will change your mood.

The resort is located on one of the most beautiful lakes in Egypt, 10 km from the city centre and the view of the Western Siwa Salt Lake is truly amazing.

All the buildings are made of natural materials, even the natural cotton towels and bed linen are also handcrafted. There is a private beach for the resort, as well as a bicycle rental service.


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Taghaghien Island Resort, Siwa Oasis 


Recommended Siwa Oasis hotels
Taghaghien Island Resort, Siwa Oasis 


Taghaghien Island Resort is located on the secluded Taghaghin Island, which lies within Siwa Lake. The island offers tranquillity and a traditional calm desert atmosphere.

Accommodation at Taghaghine Island Hotel overlooks a wonderful landscape.

 The island and the resort are located 13 km from Siwa city centre, and 10 km from Anna Maria Cafe.

Taghaghin Island Resort consists of rooms and suites designed in the traditional Egyptian style.

Also, all rooms have simple fixtures that reflect the usual Egyptian style in homes.

The resort includes many simple room options suitable for all groups and ages in different cultures.

Some rooms are designed in a circular shape in the form of a small hut with sleeping and sitting facilities.

The rooms include sleeping facilities such as beds only, and also include sitting chairs and a wardrobe. This is because hotel life depends on simplicity.

In addition, all rooms in the resort have an en suite bathroom.


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10 important tips if you are planning to visit Siwa Oasis?


  • Be prepared for a long trip from Cairo that takes no less than eight hours by car.
  • It is highly preferred that you do not take this trip except in an air-conditioned car, as the road is long and part of it is not equipped with the usual services.
  • Plan your trip in the months between October and April, to avoid high temperatures and the spread of mosquitoes.
  • Prepare in heavy winter clothes, as the hours of the night are very cold, due to the nature of its desert climate.
  • Make sure that you have cash with you because banking services are not available in many places in Siwa Oasis.
  • A visit to the Temple of Amun is a must, and if you want to go further, the hotels will provide you with a jeep safari.
  • The Siwa community still values ​​conservative customs and traditions. It is appropriate to respect the nature of society and to avoid wearing open and short clothes.
  • The best way to explore the oasis is to rent a bicycle or a donkey cart. For a few pounds, the villagers will take you to the Bedouin villages, Roman ruins, Cleopatra's Bath, and the ancient Pharaonic and Roman tombs.
  • Do not miss the opportunity to swim with the hot water flowing from the ground in Siwa because of its therapeutic effects that cannot be overlooked.
  • Be sure to buy distinguished Asian products, whether handicrafts, food products, and others.



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