Siwa Oasis in the Western Desert of Egypt. Information on Siwa, the desert, Berber culture within the oasis, hotels, how to get here and what there is to do once you are in the oasis; like trekking safari’s and garden walks. If you are passing through for a few days or thinking of moving in for a month or two in an apartment, we may be able to help you. We are an English family that run the Siwa Villa behind the Old Shali Fort; an old restored mud house five minutes from the center of town.
As we live in Siwa, we know our way around; the best places out in the desert and the hot springs where you can go for a swim at night whilst watching the Milky Way.
If you have any questions about Siwa, feel free to email me firstname.lastname@example.org . I can give you some ideas on what there is to do, where to stay and how to get here from Cairo, Alexandria or Bahariya by bus, car or 4×4 across the Great Sand Sea.
There are over 300,000 date palms in Siwa, 80,000 olive trees, 40 roman springs and 70kms of oasis to see making it the largest in Africa. Eleven Berber tribes live here and one Bedouin tribe out on the edge of the oasis in the village of Bahaj El Din. There is a growing number of Egyptians moving to Siwa from Upper Egypt, drawn by the job opportunities in the agricultural boom that is currently going on.
You can spend days in the souk making new friends and drinking too much tea, or you can get out into the desert and the Siwan gardens to experience the culture that has not changed for centuries. It’s all here, you just need time and an open mind to explore it all.
This web site is slowly being put together. I will add more information on Siwa Oasis as and when I get the time to put it here.
Tel 016 534 0018