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Luxor West Bank - Desert Retreats in Dakhla Oasis

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Burnout? Stress? Fatigue? Sleep disturbances?
Don't wait before it's too late. Take your time out in the Egyptian desert well ahead of time. Just the silence and the vastness of the desert have balancing and healing effects. Find yourself in the loneliness of the dunes. Realise what's really important in your life. Get yourself into that which wants to grow in the silence of the desert when you allow yourself to create space therefor.

Dakhla Oasis is situated in the heart of the Western Desert in a depression surrounded by limestone plateaus. Dakhla was settled since the 5th dynasty and densely populated during the Roman reign. But unlike Kharga Oasis there were and are hardly any forts - obviously, Dakhla was located on a less dangerous caravan route - although many ruins of coptic churches dating back to the 7th century BC.

Desert landscape in the north of Dakhla Oasis
Desert landscape in the north of Dakhla Oasis

Nowadays, the city of Mut named after the goddess Mut is the oasis' largest setlement. The inhabitants live off farming and grow mainly dates, olives, millet, rice, wheat and barley, but also fodder, fruits (guavas, citrus fruits, apricots, apples, pomegranates, plums and figs) and wine.

 



Desert Impressions:

The desert landscapes of Dakhla are diverse and bizarre. The variations of light and shade give them an again and again changing appearance: gentle or rugged, sometimes barren, sometimes entrancing and of transcendental beauty.

Desert landscape in the north of Dakhla Oasis

Desert landscape in the north of Dakhla Oasis

Desert landscape in the north of Dakhla Oasis

Desert landscape in the north of Dakhla Oasis



Desert Retreat:

In the northern Dakhla Oasis, at the edge of limestone plateaus and sand dunes, there is a small Meditation Centre under German direction built of traditional adobes - the perfect location to recharge your batteries, to go for extensive desert walks and to enjoy absolute silence.

Meditation Centre at Dakhla Oasis
Meditation Centre

Meditation Centre at Dakhla Oasis - Courtyard Meditation Centre at Dakhla Oasis - View from the roof top
Courtyard                                                View from the roof top

The Meditation Centre provides 4 nicely equipped rooms for individuals and 2 rooms for group activities (up to 14 persons, group members get board and lodging at the adjacent camp).

Meditation Centre at Dakhla Oasis - Meditation room
Meditation Centre

Meditation Centre at Dakhla Oasis - Room Meditation Centre at Dakhla Oasis - Room
Two rooms

In the courtyard a flowform fountain smoothly purls. It generates the lemniscate (figure of 8) as the water is gently guided through the water course of forms. Nearby, ferrous hot springs invite you to a bath under the stunning starry sky of the desert. In the shady palm garden you may listen to the wind which breezes through the palm leaves.

Meditation Centre at Dakhla Oasis - Flowform fountain Meditation Centre at Dakhla Oasis - Palm garden

If you so wish the German proprietress supports you during your stay with talks and different spiritual methods like shamanic drums or meditative circle dances.



Our Service in Luxor:

We will pick you up at the airport and take you if needed to your hotel on the west bank of Luxor. There you will spend one night. The next morning we will start on our journey to the Western Desert with a normal car or minibus. If you want to enrich your retreat with excursions into the surroundings we are available at all times. Subsequent to your retreat we will bring you back to Luxor.

 



Geographical Position:

Luxor and the oases of Kharga and Dakhla
Luxor and the oases of Kharga and Dakhla

 



 
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