Adrere Amellal Desert Ecolodge - Siwa, Egypt - Luxury Lodge

Rooms & Suites: 40

A place to forget about the outside world, relax and explore some truly unique surroundings.

Why go there? See some amazing photos of Siwa, Egypt

"Adrere Amellal sits at the edge of the Great Sand Sea. Its 17 rooms and 10 suites are a combination of restored and newly built kershef (a mixture of mud and rock salt) houses, crafted by local people in the indigineous style. There's no electricity or phones. Oil lamps, candles and strategically placed fireplaces provide light and heat. Guests can swim in a spring-fed pool nestled in the palm and olive groves. Activities include dune surfing, horseback riding, jeep treks to distant wadis, the White Desert and the Great Sand Sea, and exploring the houses 13th-century houses in the nearby village of Siwa. All rooms are simply furnished with locally made kilims and olive wood and palm beds. Rooms from approx. US$448 a night, including meals. You must either drive from Cairo, which can take as long as 8-10 hours on a combination of paved and unpaved roads, or charter a plane, which costs about $50,000 for up to 8 people." - Indagare

Trip Type

Arch/Culture/History, Romantic Getaway


Cairo International Airport (CAI)

Airport Distance

9 hour drive

High Season

November through April