Gilf El Kebir

Egypt - Western Desert

The Gilf El-Kebir sandstone plateau is located in the southwest corner of the Western Desert. Has a rocky surface sloping south-eastward and is partially covered by the Great Sand Sea to the north gradually encroaching on the plateau.

The Cave of the Swimmers the most famous, but recent discoveries are revealing many other incredible sites, and undoubtedly there is much more to be explored.

Visit one of the most exceptional rock art sites in the Sahara. The Foggini-Mestekawi Cave, discovered in 2002. It is thought that the original inhabitants who created these stunning images were influenced by early Pharaonic cultures and trade items excavated demonstrate the links shared by these ancient peoples.

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