Siwa is more of a unique character than simply a town, and Adrere Amellal is an overwhelming emotional and sensory experience not easily duplicated. It's been called a paradox, a "place out of time", and one indeed in fact feels suspended in time here in a blissful cocoon encircled by groves of date palms, shady olive trees and cool freshwater springs.
Adrere Amellal is a luxurious eco-lodge that rises from the mystical sands of the desert like a beautiful oasis. Created with the highest standards of conservation in mind, it serves not only to invite guests into their warm Siwa home, but also plays a grand part in local sustainable development.
40 rooms constructed in a juxtaposition of rock salt & clay, decorative beamed roofs and locally handcrafted rugs. Authentic beeswax candles abound, as there is no electricity here...guests are meant to enjoy the purity of the air, the perfect harmony of the surroundings, and guided by the stars and the torchlit paths at night.
Palates shall be tempted by the gorgeous array of herbs and vegetables grown onsite in an organic garden, while underground Roman springs flow through to the pool providing a natural swimming experience.
Travel back in time with a walk through the town's historic fortress, take a relaxing horseback ride through olive groves or hit the dunes in a Toyota Land Cruiser. Adrere Amellal is ideal for guests seeking an environmentally and socially conscious experience...it has even exceeded the expectations of Prince Charles himself and countless editors of world renowned publications.
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Be gifted upon departure with a beautiful basket filled with authentic products grown and nurtured in full respect of nature including olive oil, black olives and homemade jam.
18 Mansour Mohamed Street
Zamalek 11211, Cairo, Egypt
Siwa Oasis is one of the most attractive and distinctive regions of Egypt. 8 hours from Cairo by car, and centuries away from everything we know. Its extraordinary geological characteristics, variety of fauna and its ubiquitous, curious 230 natural freshwater springs make it one of the country's most unique landscapes. It's fragile, it's beautiful, and it's where Cleopatra once came to bathe.
Here, ancient cultural traditions are preserved and very much a way of everyday life like the vibrant Siyah Festival celebrating the town's traditional patron saint, where locals gather to eat, sing chants and dance to the the rhythm of life.
Activities abound in this vast expanse, exploring the great desert is generally at the top of every Siwa traveler's list, where one can discover marine fossils millions of years old, or traverse across dazzlnig salt lakes and arriving at the top of a sand hill for a cup of tea and quiet contemplation of life.