The Farafra depression is a 980 km² geological depression, the second biggest by size in Western Egypt and the smallest by population. It is in the large Western Desert of Egypt, approximately midway between Dakhla and Bahariya oases.
Farafra is located just a few kilometers south of the famous White Desert. Whenever I was in the White Desert I stay in Farafra at the Badawiya Bedouin Hotel. The owners, three brothers, became close friends over the years and I had the chance to made several unforgettable trips with them.
Dakhla Oasis, translates to the inner oasis, is one of the seven oases of Egypt's Western Desert. Dakhla Oasis lies in the New Valley Governorate, 350 km from the Nile and between the oases of Farafra and Kharga. It measures approximately 80 km from east to west and 25 km from north to south.