The Nile divides the desert plateau through which it flows into two unequal sections—the Western Desert, between the river and the Libyan frontier, and the Eastern Desert, extending to the Suez Canal, the Gulf of Suez, and the Red Sea.
The Western Desert covers the area of almost 262, 000 square miles (680,000 square kilometers ) which represents almost two-thirds of Egypt’s total land area. The Western Desert of Egypt has far more to offer than just sand dunes, you can see canyons, oases, caves, mountainous plateaus, and valleys that span most of the land west of the Nile Valley.
There are seven important depressions within this area and all of these are considered oases (Siwa, Fayoum, Bahariya, Farafra, Dakhla, Kharga) except the largest “Qattara” as Qattara is a depression but not an oasis. You will enjoy visiting with our luxury tours packages