Western Desert

Cairo, Egypt

Photo Credit: Jessica Kantak Bailey

Outside the majestic metropolis of Cairo sits the Western Desert, home to the famous Pyramids of Giza. Taking up two-thirds of Egypt’s land, this dry landmass actually isn’t always completely dry. When it (occasionally) rains, water can come to the surface of the sand and great large springs and lagoons of water. Although the Great Pyramids and the Sphinx serve as iconic symbols of Egypt, it’s the intricacies of the desert that really take us over the hump.

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