Siwa is the western most of the five major oases of Egypt and the most isolated of them all. It is located nearly 50 km east of the Libyan border, and 560 km from Cairo, easily accessed from Bahariya and Marsa Matruh. Siwa spreads on 80 km long and 20 km wide.

In comparison with the other oases, the most striking feature of the Siwan landscape is the presence of several salt lakes, which diminish in size during the summer. The important sites include:

  • Wadi Natrun Monasteries
  • Al Alamein
  • Bahariya Oasis
  • Farafrah Oasis
  • Dakhla Oasis
  • Kharga Oasis