Al Tarfa Desert Sanctuary Lodge & Spa is a lovely eco-resort in the equally lovely oasis settlement of Dakhla, the gateway to the White Desert.

There are just 20 simple but elegant rooms and suites in total, complete with carved wooden furniture and decorated with traditional textiles.

The central part of the lodge is home to a library, a bar, a small spa, pool and even a riding stable from where guests can explore the local Dakhla Dunes Park on horse or camel-back. Other activities on offer include guided tours of Dakhla, local ancient ruins and hot springs and of course the great White Desert itself.

Why We Love It

As oases go, Dakhla is picture perfect - a lush and relaxing haven in an otherwise harsh (but beautiful) landscape. Al Tarfa is in turn the oasis inner sanctum within the oasis.

Matt, Original Traveller

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