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Sandboarding in Bahariya Oasis, Giza, Egypt

Air average temperature:
43°C/109.4°F, May to September
Qattara Depression :
133m/436ft bellow sea level
Bahariya Coordinates:
28°33′N 29°01′E
Bahariya Oasis is located in the south west of Cairo, in the heart of Egyptian Western Desert. Starting point for the White and the Black Deserts, Bahariya Oasis, surrounded by a chain of black hills covered by thin gold sand, is an excellent natural arena for sand-boarding.

Bahariya depression is known widely as a starting point for various touristic and archaeological excursions. The area has been lately become known as the perfect playground for the sand-boarding fans.  Mountain Dist, Maghrafa and Ghurabi are some of the surrounding hills which form the best sand dunes for really unforgettable delightful moments in the desert.

Sand boarding is not such an unusual activity as it may looks like in the area! Since the Pharaohs period, the use of boards as a mean of transportation had been widely known. Nowadays, many passionate riders consider the area as a top sand-boarding destination. One of the best places here is El Qattaniya spot. The area enjoys pleasant long dry periods and rain is very rare, conditions that secure a perfect sand field! Plenty travel agencies, based in Cairo, can organize a suitable package for you.

How to Get to Destination

BY CAR FROM Cairo
372km/231.2mi, 4 hours 50 mins
Follow 26th July Axis and at Guhaena Sq. merge onto 26th of July Corridor/Mehwar 26 Julai. Follow Al Faewom-Al Wahat St. and continue onto Al Wahat Al Bahareya-Al Giza.
BY AIR
Cairo International Airport (CAI),
372km/231.2mi, 4 hours 50 mins
BY TRAIN

The area is not served by rail network.

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