This luxury eco-lodge takes sustainability to very high levels, and even shuns electricity in favour of oil burning lamps and coal braziers. The natural design is breathtaking, and the minimalist but superbly comfortable rooms have views over Lake Siwa. Some of the fittings are even carved skilfully from huge blocks of local salt. Based on consultations with the local community and other stakeholders, owners EQI have designed and implemented a number of commercial ventures aimed at promoting economic development in Siwa, in harmony with its sensitive environment and revitalizing its unique cultural heritage.
This oasis was all but inaccessible until the 1980s, and now enjoys paved road access. Here you can see something of the ancient Bedouin culture, and as not many tourists make it here, you can enjoy the town without feeling you’re on a conveyor belt. The walls of the buildings and pioneering feel to the place make it very atmospheric.