Siwa Oasis

Siwa Oasis, Egypt
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Climate & Best time to visit Siwa Oasis

Climate in Siwa Oasis:

Best time to visit Siwa Oasis:

Winter (November to February): Winter in the Western Desert offers pleasant daytime temperatures, making it a popular time to visit. Days are warm, and nights can get cool, especially in December and January. It's suitable for exploring the desert landscapes, oases, and historical sites without extreme heat.

Spring (March to April): Spring brings rising temperatures but is still a good time to visit before the intense summer heat sets in. It's a period when wildflowers might bloom, adding color to the desert landscapes.

Autumn (September to October): Similar to spring, autumn offers mild temperatures before the return of summer heat. It's a suitable time for exploring without the peak crowds of winter.

Summer (May to August): Summers in the Western Desert are scorching hot, with daytime temperatures soaring to extreme levels, sometimes reaching over 100°F (38°C) or more. Travel during this time can be challenging due to the intense heat, making outdoor activities uncomfortable for most visitors.

Money & Prices

Currency in Egypt:

Egyptian pound (EGP)

How expensive is a trip to Siwa Oasis?

Eating out:
Simple meal:
5.03 USD
Fast food meal:
6.05 USD
Mid-range meal:
10.87 USD
Bottle of water:
0.16 USD
Soft drink:
0.37 USD
1.78 USD
Local Beer:
2.51 USD
Public transport - one way ticket:
0.26 USD
Taxi - 1km:
0.38 USD
Refer to the Hotels section for the most up-to-date accommodation prices.
* Prices are approximate. Make sure to check the latest exchange rates when planning your trip.

General information

Egypt general information:

Voltage: 220 V, Frequency: 50 Hz
  • Type C (European 2-pin)
  • Type F (German 2-pin, side clip earth)

Visa & Travel Requirements

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