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Exterior, Adrere Amellal Lodge, Siwa Oasis, Egypt

Adrere Amellal Lodge

Where to stay

Below you can see some of the wonderful places we have recommended for this journey.

Shali Lodge £££££

  • Egypt
  • Unusual

Located just a few minutes’ walk from the main square of Siwa town, Shali Lodge is reached along a charming palm-covered dirt road. The lodge has been built using rock salt, to create a truly traditional accommodation in the heart of Egypt’s the Western Desert. The rooms are simple but elegant, furnished with palm frond chairs & beds made from local salt! The Shali Lodge restaurant offers wonderful, traditional food which can be enjoyed on the candle-lit roof terrace, shaded by date palms or on brightly coloured cushions around the open fire in the lounge.

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Al Tarfa £££££

  • Egypt
  • Wilderness

Al Tarfa is an eco-friendly lodge with the comforts and facilities one would expect from a luxury hotel. Situated in Dakhla Oasis, in Egypt’s western desert and set in 200,000 square metres the lodge has been built to blend perfectly with its surrounding – desert dunes, mountains and the greenery of the oasis itself. The 20 rooms have all been individually designed and built using traditional techniques as well as local and natural building materials. Each room is decorated and furnished with a modern yet classic style and all have their own character. The hotel also boasts a spa including a sauna, steam room and indoor heated pool plus a small gymnasium. The outdoor pool is set atop a sand dune with wonderful views across the palm trees and the desert beyond.

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Albabenshal Heritage Lodge £££££

  • Egypt
  • Unusual

Albabenshal Heritage Lodge sits amidst the jagged ruins of Old Shali, a 13th-century citadel in the centre of Siwa. The construction of the village ecolodge began with ancient, dilapidated Siwan homes that were renovated using traditional kershef, a mixture of sun-dried salt, mud and sand. Albabenshal currently offers 11 guest rooms on three levels, connected through a network of alleyways and terraces that look over central Shali and the palm groves beyond. Inside, guest rooms are furnished and decorated in authentic Siwan style, with colourful Bedouin carpets, palm frond chairs, tables and beds, and linens of fine Egyptian cotton embroidered by women of the oasis. On the main terrace, the Albabenshal Restaurant serves a diverse offering of Siwan dishes.

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Our guide in Cairo was obviously one of the best and did wonders for our knowledge of the ancient history of Egypt.


Thank you so much for assisting us with all of the planning. We wouldn't hesitate to go back to Egypt again. There is so much to see there.


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