Egypt western desert tours

Egypt western desert tours is essentially a flat rocky plateau, much of its vast expanse is covered by eolian (wind blown) and the Great Sand Sea of Egypt is part of one of the largest sand-covered areas on earth.

The Greal Sand Sea

extends we Libyan border wesT of Siwa Oasis in a generally southerly direction touching the oases of Farafra and Dakhla on the ending at the Gilf Kebir at its southernmost tip.

sl dunes, which cover large areas of the Western Desert,  have a variety of forms and complexity That depend on The wind 2 and sand abundance.

in The north, longitudinal dunes known as self (sword) or irq predominate, while To The souTh barchan scenT-shaped dunes are more common.

Some other forms, such as parallel wavy dune complexes are Tound but are lession.

Dunes move

aT a more or less fixed rate in The direction of The prevailing wind. Thus, The southern Most fingers of The Sand Sea are encroaching on The wadis of Gilf Kebir.

veen large longiTudinal self dunes There are oTTen inier-dune valleys ThaT can supporT a wealTh of planT and animal life.

2 dune Types are less well supplied wiTh wildlife.

Egypt western desert tours

Egypt western desert tours
Egypt western desert tours

Photogenic mounds That form round such plants as NiTrarla reTusa,

Jnum comosum or Tamarix spp.

add greatly To This habitat’s diversity and create niches for animals and birds.

walerless expanse oT This desert is home To an assemblage of animals That are well adapted To living with Out water and gain moisture from Their food.

Many animals have evolved behavioral or morphological TeaTures That enable Them To survive The nely hot climate or Tor loco Motion on sot T sand.

The Lesser Sand \/iper, CerasTes vipera,

which can easily be confused wiTh iss specimens of The l-lorned Viper, Cerasfes cerasTes, is only Tound in sandy habiTaTs.

AnoTher denizen of The sands is The ish, Scincus scincus, so named because of iTs habiT of ‘swimming’ Through The sand.

Jmber of birds inhabiT The sands especially The l-loopoe Lark, Alaemon alaudipes.

which is easily disTinguished from oTher larl<s 2 long, slightly curved bill That gives it its name and also by its remarkable display TlighT.

wnmals of The region include The now exTremely rare Slender-horned Gazelle, Gazella lepfoceros.

This animal lives largely on Jlanls as NiTraria reTusa, Cornulaca monacanTha and Calligonum comosum. An immensely appealing animal oT The sands Tiny Fennec Fox, \/ulpes zerda, which may be one of The most well adapted desert carnivores in The world, They dig raTher

burrows so Thai exposure To heaT during The day is reduced To a minimum and appear To be The only deserT carnivores ThaT ve enTirely wiThouT waTer.

we southwest of The Great Sand Sea, immediately To The north of Gilf kebir, The curious phenomenon known as Libyan Desert glass is found. The pieces of glass can be pale green or creamy in color, can be clear or opaaue and weigh from a Tew ; To seven or eight kilograms. These beautiful pieces of glass, lying between The sand dunes, are natural Formations and

 during most of The Twentieth century have failed To reveal Their origin.

ln l998, iT was discovered ThaT a gianT lime-green

b, The cenTerpiece of King TuTanl<hamun’s jeweled, ceremonial pecToral was noT, as had previously been ThoughT, made oT edony buT was Libyan Deseri silica glass.

gh The Weslern DGSGFT is essenrially a flaT rocky plaTeau, much of iTs vasT expanse is covered by eolian (wind blown) 1_nd The GreaT Sand Sea of Egypt is parT of one of The largesT sand-covered areas on earTh.

The Greal Sand Sea exTends

we Libyan border west of Siwa Oasis in a generally southerly direction Touching The oases of Farafra and Dakhla on The east ending at The Gilf Kebir at its southern Most Tip.

sl dunes, which cover large areas of The Egypt western desert tours, have a variety of forms and complexity That depend on The wind 2 and sand abundance.

ln The norTh, longiTudinal dunes known as self (sword) or irq predominaTe, while To The souTh barchanscenT-shaped dunes are more common.

Some oTher forms, such as parallel wavy dune complexes are Tound buT are lession.

Sand Dunes

move aT a more or less fixed raTe in The direcTion of The prevailing wind. Thus, The souThernmosT fingers of The Sand Sea are encroaching on The wadis of Gilf Kebir.

veen large longiTudinal self dunes There are oTTen inier-dune valleys ThaT can supporT a wealTh of planT and animal life.

2 dune Types are less well supplied wiTh wildlife.

PhyTogenic mounds ThaT form round such planTs as NiTrarla reTusa,

Jnum comosum or Tamarix spp. add greaTly To This habiTaT’s diversiTy and creale niches for animals and birds.

walerless expanse oT This deserT is home To an assemblage of animals ThaT are well adapTed To living wiThouT waTer and gain 1oisTure from Their food.

Many animals have evolved behavioral or morphological TeaTures ThaT enable Them To survive The nely hoT climaTe or Tor locomoTion on soTT sand. The Lesser Sand \/iper, CerasTes vipera, which can easily be confused wiTh iss specimens of The l-lorned Viper, Cerasfes cerasTes, is only Tound in sandy habiTaTs. AnoTher denizen of The sands is The ish, Scincus scincus, so named because of its habit of ‘swimming’ Through The sand.

Jmber of birds inhabiT The sands especially The l-loopoe Lark, Alaemon alaudipes. which is easily disTinguished from oTher larl<s 2 long, slighTly curved bill ThaT gives iT iTs name and also by iTs remarkable display TlighT.

Egypt western desert tours

wnmals of The region include The now exTremely rare Slender-horned Gazelle, Gazella lepfoceros.

This animal lives largely on Jlanls as NiTraria reTusa, Cornulaca monacanTha and Calligonum comosum. An immensely appealing animal oT The sands Tiny Fennec Fox, \/ulpes zerda, which may be one of The mosT well adapTed deserT carnivores in The world, They dig raTher

burrows so Thai exposure To heaT during The day is reduced To a minimum and appear To be The only deserT carnivores ThaT ve enTirely wiThouT waTer.

we souThwesT of The Greai Sand Sea, immediaTely To The norTh of Gilf l<ebir, The curious phenomenon known as

Libyan DeserT

glass is found. The pieces oT glass can be pale green or creamy in color, can be clear or opaaue and weigh from a Tew

; To seven or eight kilograms.

These beautiful pieces of glass, lying between The sand dunes, are natural Formations and =s during most of The Twentieth century have failed To reveal Their origin.

ln l998, iT was discovered That a giant lime-greenb, The centerpiece of King TuTanl<hamun’s jeweled, ceremonial pectoral was not, as had previously been Thought, made of edony but was Libyan Desert silica glass.

 

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