Private Desert Camp

Siwa & the Western Desert, Egypt

At a Glance

  • What could be more unique than your very own private, staffed tented camp

  • Remote locations that bridge the gap between Siwa and Cairo

  • The day spent getting there will take you through a part of the Great Sand Sea that simply sees no tourists

  • They set up a table and chairs for a once in a lifetime feast in the desert

  • They use large marquee style tents with proper beds, mattresses and luxury bedding

  • Simply one of the most exclusive desert camps in the world

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Siwa has a typical desert climate. The best time is winter (November-March) which is warm but not hot by day, and surprisingly cold at night. In the summer (June through August), when the heat is at its strongest, the hotel limits occupancy to 10 rooms; you really want to avoid coming at this time, though, as it is far too hot for comfort. Sandstorms are a risk in March.

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Insider's View

Never before will you have seen so many stars, the desert at night is truly magical.

Call us on 858 523 9000 to start planning your vacation to Private Desert Camp or take a look at our itineraries to Siwa the Western Desert


The Private Desert Camps are located in Egypt’s Western Desert and are an ideal way to break up the journey to Siwa. With such a wonderful service, tents and cuisine they make for an unforgettable luxury desert experience.

The Private Desert Camps are set up en route to Siwa in the amazing Great Sand Sea and are a magical place to overnight. The first camp is close to Al Bahrein Oasis, and another option is in Tabaghbagh, close to the Qatari Depression.

The camp is erected a couple of hours before you arrive at a location that is hand picked by the local Siwan staff. Each camp is exclusively private to you, and can accommodate up to six people in three marquee style tents. Inside the tents you will find a double bed with a comfortable mattress and a sitting area furnished with beautiful Siwanese rugs.

After familiarising yourself with the camp, you can watch the sunset as drinks are brought to you, before moving to your dining table for a freshly cooked private three-course dinner under the stars.

Much care and attention has been taken to assure a fantastic experience offering an unparalleled luxury adventure so far off the beaten track.

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Any private desert camp will have up to three marquee style tents, but the camp is always occupied on an exclusive basis and your party will be the only guests, giving you ultimate privacy. The tents are complete with comfortable double beds, an en-suite and a living area.


Children are very welcome at the Private Desert Camps where the staff are welcoming and very accommodating but please note that there are no specific facilities available for children here. For any child, a night under the stars in the middle of the desert is bound to be a highlight of any trip to Egypt.


The facilities at the private camps are extremely minimal but comfortable and consist of your tents, a dining table, sitting area and a bar - what more could you possibly need?


No specific activities are planned while at the desert camps as they act merely as a stopover point en route to Siwa.


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  • Temple of Philae

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Vacation Ideas

  • Luxury Adventure in Egypt's Western Desert

    Cairo, Siwa & Great Sand Sea

    from $3700 pp 7 nights

    • Impeccable and friendly service
    • Delicious breakfasts with a different flavour smoothie each morning
    • Iced water in cool boxes for every couple on the beach

Location & directions

Siwa & the Western Desert, Egypt

The first camp is close to Al Bahrein Oasis, and another option is in Tabaghbagh, close to the Qatari Depression.

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