Loading
 
Premium Listing @ 9.95 per month | Know More
     
 
 
 
 

 

Siwa
 
Siwa

The area has a nice climate, chilly in winter, hot in the summer and moderate in the spring and autumn. Lake Siwa to the west of the town of is a large, saltwater lake.
The area is famous for its dates and olives, and is one of the most beautiful landscapes in Egpt. Olives oil is still made in the area by crushing the olives from the 70,000 olive trees in the area with stones. The dates are gathered by zaggala (stick bearers), who must remain celibate until the age of forty, and the area boasts some 300,000 date trees. It is located on the old date caravan route, yet until recently, it received few other visitors and retained much of its heritage. In fact, until the battles which took place around the oasis in World War II, it was hardly governed by Egypt, and remained mostly a Berber (Zenatiya) community for the prior thirteen centuries. Siwans continue to have their own culture and customs and they speak a Berber language, called Siwi, rather than Arabic. Interestingly, each October there is a three-day festival during which Siwans must settle all of their past year's disputes.


Premium Deals
Uganda @ Murchison Falls National Park
Murchison Falls National Park. Game drive and Launch cruise. Much more....

Costa-rica @ Jewels of Costa Rica
Visit Braulio Carrillo National Park one of the largest Nationals Parks in Costa Rica. From Braulio Carrillo we will head over to Tortuguero National Park locat..

India @ Experience Goa
Contrary to popular belief, Goa is not a city. It's a State - amongst the smallest in India. This beautiful Coastline State dotted with swaying palms can be div..

Uganda @ Bwindi Gorilla Tour
Gorilla tracking and nature walk or village walks and or cultural visits to Batwa People (Pygimies) and much more....

Turkey @ 9 Days Istanbul, Ephesus, Pamukkale & Sailing Tour
Explore Ephesus Ruins, Fountains of Trajan, Polio, Temples of Hadrian and Domition, Library of Celcius, Bouloterion and the Great Theatre, House of the Virgin M..

Kenya @ 5 Days Nakuru Maasai Mara from Kisumu
Lake Nakuru National Park. This lake and park is famous for it's flamingos but there are other types of birds also leaving there. Arrive in time for lunch at Fl..

Italy @ Chianti Rufina Wine Tour
Along ancient Roman stone roads crossing high mountains, the pilgrims found peace and wines in old convents and monumental wineries. The castle of Pomino and th..

Slovenia @ Wine and Wellness Slovenia 8 Days Guided Cycling Tour
Explore the majestic landscape of rolling vineyards, enchanting castles, and sleepy rivers, as you explore Slovenia by bike. Stop off at rural wine cellars and ..

Greece @ Two Day Delphi Tour From Athens
Explore with this 2-day trip to Delphi the navel of the ancient Greek world, a place where many believe to have a special magic and report being moved spirit..

Lesotho @ Semonkong / Mohale Tour
Journey going to Mohale Dam (part of the Lesotho Highlands water project) where we will embark on some spectacular activities such as boating and dam tour. Mout..