I recently spent twelve days in Egypt with my girlfriend. Our main goal was to visit some of Ancient Egypt and dive the Red Sea, but we also wanted to see places less explored.
While researching plans at home, I came across Hamada, a local Bedouin man who lives in Bahariya and runs desert tours to the White Desert, known for its wind-shaped sandstone clay formations. We exchanged a couple emails and planned a one-night private camping trip.
Two weeks later a van picked us up at our hotel in Cairo for the start of what would be our most memorable night in Egypt. Only 4-5 hours from Cairo, the White Desert is close enough to do a one- or two-night trip, while many decide to take up to a week exploring the desert either on camel or by 4×4. Below is a compilation of photographs taken by Taylor Griffin and me during our tour of the White Desert.