To the northern east lays Sinai where mountains form the nucleus of the peninsula reaching its highest peak at St Katherine at 2641 m the highest in the country. The southern interior marked by red – brown mountains (the reason the sea was named the red sea) surrounded by dry desert plains and dunes.

The northern part marked by palm coast line and white sands beach. To the west of the Nile lays the western desert which occupies 2/3 of the country total area, this is a plateaux and depression desert unlike to two earlier deserts with mountains character.

This the most arid desert in the world and the least explored . The western desert of Egypt is geographically part of the Libyan Desert which includes eastern Libya and northern Sudan.

The Libyan Desert in turn is part of the Sahara the largest desert in the world extendining from the Nile to the Atlantic Ocean, hence the Libyan Desert portion was named the Eastern Sahara.

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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