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.