Bawiti Travel Guide

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Bawiti Overview

Bawiti lies in the Oasis of Bahariya in Egypt. It is the largest settlement in the Oasis and almost all of the Bedouin locals who inhabit the oasis live in this town.

Bawiti is about 6 hours from Cairo and there are daily buses that ply between Cairo and Bawiti. The buses start from the Turgoman bus station in Downtown Cairo. The first bus starts at 7:00 a.m and is the ideal one to catch to head on a desert safari from Bawiti.

For any traveler who wants to catch a glimpse of the deserts, Bawiti is the place to head to. It is the closest entry to the deserts from Cairo and the most convenient one.

Most of the Bedouin people living in this town are involved in the tourism industry and most can direct you to a guide who can take you into the desert for a nice camping experience.

There is an ATM machine near the bus station. It is advisable to book the bus tickets a day in advance as the bus is the only way to head out of the town if you dont have your own vehicle.

Bawiti is also one of the major stops for the annual Rally truck championship that passes through Egypt.

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