Nestled at the foot of a majestic mountain overlooking ancient olive and palm groves, Siwa’s largest salt lake, and the dunes of the Great Sand Sea, Adrère Amellal Oasis offers travelers a return-to-nature experience in a unique ecological and cultural setting. The ecolodge, has been built with utmost sensitivity to socio-cultural and environmental considerations. Derelict Siwan houses have been restored and extended, using kershef - a mixture of rock salt and mud - to build the walls. This method keeps indoor temperatures moderate and ensures that the structures blend with the environment. The premises are free of electricity and telephones, in keeping with the lifestyle of the oasis. Doors and windows are strategically positioned to capture the desert breeze, eliminating the need for air conditioning. Oil lamps and candles are used for lighting, braziers for heating. Underground Roman springs feed the onsite pool.
Each one of the hand-built rooms is unique, combining distinction and authenticity. The earth buildings blend naturally into the landscape. All the furniture and crafts pay tribute to nature and to talented local artisanship. With no electricity, the rooms are softly lit with a dozen beeswax candles and the starry desert sky.
See Above Description.
Enjoy an exquisite cuisine that includes traditional dishes cooked in honey-glazed clay pots. All herbs and vegetables are handpicked daily from the lodge's organic garden.
Drive, walk, play or dine in the rolling dunes of the Great Sand Sea. Experience pure water flowing from the heart of the earth. Horseback Riding is available upon request. Siwan craftsmanship is celebrated for its exquisitely embroidered garments and stunning silver jewelry. Visit the city center, stroll through the marketplace and spend time absorbing the local scene. Dominating the atmosphere of the town of Siwa are the magnificent jagged ruins of Shali Fortress.
(Cairo, Alexandria, Siwa Oasis, Bahariya)
Experience everything Egyptian, from globally recognized temples and monuments, to desert dunes and unexplored oasis, as Kensington Tours proudly presents this Pyramids and Oasis Discovery tour.
Stay in the know: Subscribe to our newsletter to have our hand-picked trips & specials delivered to you!
Please enter a destination