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.
The Great Sand Sea is an approximately 72,000 km² sand desert region in North Africa stretching between Western Egypt and Eastern Libya.The biggest and most dangerous dune field in the world is the Great Sand Sea also called the Libyan Erg. Entire armies have disappeared in the desolate expanse that creates one of the most spectacular vistas in the CJ world to this day it remains one of the great unexplored areas on earth. The sea begins southwest of Siwa Oasis and, running west of Farafra and Dakhla oases, it travels south for over 800 kilometers (497 ( miles) to the Gill Kebir. Its dunes can reach 150 meters nothing lives in the Great Sand Sea except the occasional migratory bird which touches down for a rest. To some the sea is a waste land, to others a vast mystery waiting to be solved.
The Great Sand Sea of the eastern desert; an unbroken mass of dunes the size of New Mexico which smothers the barren frontiers of Libya and Egypt and is home to not one living soul. Parallel dune ridges run north-south for hundreds of miles, and anyone journeying here has to be exceptionally well prepared, as there's not a single well or water source in 150,000 square miles--extreme even by Saharan standards.Until the 1930s, this hyper-arid region had barely been explored, but during WWII, clandestine German and British desert patrols, including Count Almasy, aka The English Patient, probed this remote area, spying on each other's movements. Today, the area still remains largely unknown and is so rarely visited that 60-year-old tire tracks are still visible on certain surfaces.