This expedition route to gilf kebir is designed carefully to travel through. One of the most remote desert parts of the world enjoying the variety of landscape formations, plus the astonishing prehistory rock art paintings.
The landscape diverse between limestone bizarre formations , sand stone , sand dunes , volcanic craters , sand plains , depressions , plateaus , cliffs , mountains , all beautifully shaped by the strong dry desert wind. Some formations are unique of its kind as in the white desert, a desert without any similarity any where in the world!
The inhabited part of this route includes Fayoum, Bahariya, Dakhla, and Siwa. In Fayoum we can wonder about the traces of an ancient sea and the remaining of the 40 million year old whale’s skeletons, while in Siwa we can visit the only North African community in Egypt which still preserves its own ancient culture. The rock art paintings of swimmers discovered by Almasy in 1933 and made famous by “the English patient “movie are a remarkable site on this route. Not only famous rock art but also a relatively new discovery in 2002 of the Mestikawi-Foggini cave represents one of the most interesting and well preserved rock art sites in the whole of the Sahara, A huge cave full of paintings and engravings, still in the study by scientists to reveal the meaning of its existence and the relation between its art creators along with the pharaonic people. Nature also offers us a unique phenomenon as we walk through the silica glass field, Our adventure builds up as we master our strong cars off road capabilities challenging the giant dunes of the great sand sea while we navigate our way until we reach siwa oasis in the north. Beside the beauty and diversity of landscape and the open air museum of prehistory rock art , this expedition offers the traveller a unique desert experience in the company of an authentic Bedouin crew who are well trained to make the camping time under the desert stars a pleasurable and memorable life time experience.

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Photographing the uweinat mountain barberry sheep (January 2012 expedition)

Introducing first Arabic documentary movie about Gilf Kebir

Rock Art discovery in Uweinat Mountain (March2007 expedition)

Sunday times article (May 2006 expedition)

 
UPDATE : February   2013

2012-2013  Planned Expeditions

latest Galleries (Jan 2012 gallery)



 

Neil Griffiths
Egyptian revolution memorial

 

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