Dakhla is among the most remote Oases being far from both Cairo and Luxor. Yet it is well worth the expenditure in time and effort. You pass from Farafra along one of the loneliest stretches of road in
Egypt. If you stop, you can stand by your silent car and hear nothing but the wind for ages.

It is a large oasis covering a large area with many small villages and hamlets. You will know when you have arrived as many of the famers like to wear straw hats- which you do not see in other oases.
Dakhla is considered to be one of the oldest inhabited places in Africa, or rather Mut, its largest town is. Mut, which means mother in the Ancient Egyptian tongue, is really the mother of all dwelling places.

Houses carbon dated to 13,000 years ago have been unearthed there.


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