Must-visit 10 places when your destination is Siwa



Fri, 08 Sep 2017 - 08:36 GMT


Fri, 08 Sep 2017 - 08:36 GMT

photo of nature landscapes at Siwa Oasis - File Photo

photo of nature landscapes at Siwa Oasis - File Photo

CAIRO - 8 September 2017: Located south-west of the Mediterranean town Marsa Matrouh and below the sea level as it is, Siwa Oasis is full of stunning nature landscapes not to be missed. There is something about Siwa casts a spell on visitors to come back.

Do you like to travel? Where was your last destination to spend a holiday? Whether you are a safari or sea person, you are surely looking for a new adventure away from everyday life and the hustle bustle of the town. Save your time and money, and get ready for a no equal adventure. Egypt primitive nature relates to your ceaseless search for serenity and a collateral excitement. This experience will be as new and interesting as ever but it will not be your last.

Today we pick you a stunning tripthat combines scenic views that different hue of abound with desert sand, sky, and birds of every hue, and the beauty of the hot and cold fresh water springs.

Yet before you buckle up and get enthusiastic for a dream-like journey, take a look at our ready-made list for the best selected must-be-visited ten places in Siwa Oasis.

1. Mountain Camp hot spring

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Just do not forget to pack your swimming suit with you. Yes, that is right! It is a desert Safari and you will need a swimming suit though. And it will not be any ordinary swimming. You will swim in natural springs known for their reviving qualities. Trust our choice; the trip will be different as promised.

2. Sand Dunes at Great Sea of Sand, Siwa Oasis

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Here you got to slow down as life has taken a different slower pace and days are permeated with the breath of nature, wide stretching palm trees, sand dunes, kind people and local stories. The architecture is different, the local custom and culture of the original inhabitants of the oasis, the Berbers, make up for a unique direct feel of timeless life in a desert environment. In other words, here, you will find the best components for the perfect trip together in one place.

3. Ghaliet Eco Lodge Fresh Spring pool

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There are 226 fresh springs in the oasis though not all are active and accessible. The springs vary in size and qualities. Some are cold water springs and others are hot springs. Many hotels in Siwa have fresh water pools built into the architecture of their premises. Since Siwa is the land of sun, you will enjoy getting into the water. As the oasis is filled with highly oxygenated air, you can expect the experience of fresh water to be accentuated.

4. Fresh water pool at Taziry Eco Lodge

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The cold ones are so called to differentiate them from the warm ones and are usually of a pleasant refreshing cool temperature. You will have plenty of space to swim in the near town Cleopatra circular spring. You can enjoy refreshing drinks afterwards in cafe Juba overlooking the spring. There is more Siwa, be patient, this is still the beginning.

5. Fetnas Island, Siwa Oasis

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You will find another popular fresh water spring in Fatnas Island (Fantasy Island). The place is a famous spot for sunset watching with a cafe offering tea, coffee and fresh juice.

6. Abu Sherouf between Siwa and Bahareya

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Out of town but not of size is the Abou Shrouf fresh water spring. This natural pool has beautifully clear cool water and is of a wide enough length which allows swimming; undisturbed as the spring is located on the outskirts of Siwa.

7. Bir Wahed hot spring - Courtesy of Siwa

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If you make a trip to the desert, you will get a chance to dip in the mineral rich hot spring Bir Wahed just several kilometers from town. The hot spring is small and acts like a Jacuzzi with plenty of bubbling water. The qualities of this spring are very powerful so you might like to dose your sessions’ time with consideration. When getting up from the spring you may feel a bit dizzy from the rich charge of the spring. Resting on the dunes and watching sunset afterwards will give you a boosted connection with the natural spirit of the desert.

8. Bir Wahed lake

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During your desert trip to the Great Sea of Sand, you will most likely stop at Bir Wahed’s cold spring. It is one of the biggest fresh pools in the nearby area of the oasis. You can enjoy your swim in this desert lake while looking at the surrounding dunes. It will make up for an unforgettable experience of the miracle of water in the pure desert.

9. Fatnas Island after sunset, Siwa Oasis

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Try something different and have a dip in a hot spring at night. You can swim under the stars and absorb the reviving qualities of the naturally heated fresh spring. You will be amazed at the quality of your sleep afterwards. The most popular springs are called Almaza, Osman Camp and Mountain Camp. Swimming at night has a special feel and you can surely experience the best of it in Siwa.

10. Taziry Eco Lodge Fresh water pool

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Whether at the hotel or out in a desert, swimming in Siwa is an unforgettable experience as the pools are set in unique locations. You will feel as though you jumped inside the land of dreams. It is a good idea to carry the swimming attire with you wherever you go as you never know when you will find yourself in front of one of the natural miraculous waters of Siwa. This way you can be ready for every swimming opportunity. The good news is that all places are relatively close to each other so you can explore various fresh swim spots at a relaxed pace.



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