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Exterior, Albabenshal Heritage Lodge, Siwa Oasis, Egypt

Albabenshal Heritage 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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Adrere Amellal Lodge £££££

  • Egypt
  • Wilderness

Located around 15 minutes drive from the town of Siwa, Adrere Amellal Lodge was built with 100 per cent Siwan labour so that it would fit entirely into the architectural styles of the oasis. During the day sunlight shines through rectangular blocks of semi-transparent salt, brought from nearby salt-water desert lakes, which form the walls of the main restaurant. At night, candlelight turns the salty walls gold. The theme is cultural and natural. The walls of the 34 rooms are adorned with coin-like stones gathered from the desert, Siwan tapestries and carpets. The lodge garden provides organic food for residents. And a natural hot spring, one of 230 in the oasis, serves as a swimming pool.

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The Oberoi Philae was fantastic in every respect.

Egypt - Oberoi Philae

I really felt like Tom Frost listened and did his very best to meet my demands.  Very soon I was trusting him implicitly and placing a high value on his advice.  I am so glad I did!


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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