Roaming the deserts of Egypt & Jordan

Posted on May 17, 2008 by

A few snapshots from our time in the White Desert, Egypt, and Wadi Rum, Jordan.

White Desert in Bahariya, Egypt

Entering the Bahariya Oasis of the Western Desert, Egypt

The White Desert
Setting up camp in the middle of the desert.
Breakfast on the sand.

 

Our campground in Wadi Rum, Jordan

 Bedouins roaming the desert on their camels.

The Bedouin family we met in the heart of the desert,who made us tea and welcomed us with open arms.

Sand dunes!

our guide

on the bridge in the desert

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About Nellie Huang

Nellie Huang is the co-founder of WildJunket. As a professional travel writer with a special interest in offgrid destinations and adventure travel, she scours through the world in search for a slice of undiscovered paradise. In her quest, she's climbed an active volcano in Guatemala, swam with sealions in the Galapagos and built a school in Tanzania.

28 Responses to “Roaming the deserts of Egypt & Jordan”

  1. Adventuregirl January 20, 2010 4:12 pm
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    How can I do this?

    • Nellie July 14, 2010 11:21 am
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      Once you're in Egypt, get to Bahariya Oasis, just 2 hrs by bus from Cairo. There, you can organize a jeep safari. You can even book it in advance in Cairo. For Wadi Rum, it's also abt 2 hrs from Petra, we booked our tour in the town of Petra.

  2. Migration Mark February 15, 2010 4:48 pm
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    The mushroom rocks and the rock bridge are really awesome looking. The Bedouin food and shisha sounds lovely too. I definitely hope to check this area out sometime.

    • admin February 16, 2010 5:37 pm
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      Mark, yeh I wish I could go back right now. Our Bedouin guides were so funny, they were making jokes all night while we sipped Arabic tea. It was an amazing experience. Thinking of it now reminds me of the starry skies that night…

  3. D Saelinger Lawsuit March 26, 2013 6:13 am
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    Hey you people have triggered a desire in my heart to visit these areas. these are amazing views and sceneries.

  4. Akanksha May 11, 2013 8:24 am
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    Hi Nellie,
    Loving both the location photos.
    We are looking to travel to Egypt and Jordan,
    With our time constraints we are only able to fit in a one day tour for the camping in the desert.

    would you recommend the White Desert or Wadi Rum?
    Totally confused :)

    Thanks:)

    • Nellie May 15, 2013 10:35 pm
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      hey Akanksha, thanks for your comment! We\’re happy to help! We camped in both White Desert and Wadi Rum. It really depends on what type of experience you\’re looking for. Camping in White Desert was more basic, we had mattresses and blankets to lie out on the sand and we literally slept under the stars. I absolutely loved it and cannot recommend it enough. In contrast, Wadi Rum has a few tented camps and it\’s slightly more touristy. We stayed at one with concrete camps and beds the first time and another in a huge Bedouin tent and bed. Both were equipped with electricity and restrooms. As for landscapes, I definitely liked Wadi Rum more with its red sand and craggy rock pinnacles. You can look through more of our Wadi Rum posts to see the photos we snapped there. Hope this was of use!

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