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The Western Desert


The Western Desert covers about 700,000 square kilometers (equivalent in size to Texas) and accounts for about two-thirds of Egypt's land area. This immense desert to the west of the Nile spans the area from the Mediterranean Sea south to the Sudanese border.


Travelling for five days through this immense desert is like travelling on another planet or on the moon.

Most of the time no traces of any life. The desert has amazing rock formations like natural artwork and several large oases.



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