Al Tarfa Luxury Ecolodge & Spa

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Method to Get There
Road (excellent track for normal cars)

The most internationally award-winning lodge in Egypt. Expensive in taste and located in the furthest oasis of Western Desert and closest to elGilf elKabir with nearby airport.

Perhaps this is the most popular 'ecolodge' for Hollywood stars, European royalties and internationally recognized personalities looking for a secluded sanctuary that's both in the middle of great cultural and natural heritage furthest from sophisticated civilisation but with internationally appreciated taste for good service and accessibility.

Watch the group of SaharaSafaris.Club on Facebook for dates and packages made for members.


Airplanes from Cairo Airport/Kharga Airport (as of Nov 2014)


  • On Sundays and Thursdays, a 60 minute flight departs from Cairo Airport (Terminal 1 – Hall 2) at 08:00am and returns on the same day at 16:00. Cost one way LE 550.
  • Kharga Airport transfer to lodge (taxi for 1.30 hrs) one way LE 150.
  • Private airplanes of Beechcraft turbo-prop (10 seats), as well as Hawker Jet (08 seats) are also available upon request landing at Dakhla airport (20 minutes away from lodge) with fares starting from EUR 3,500/hour.


Awards, Recognition and Recommendations


  • Selected “Room-with-a-view” – Conde Nast Traveller (February 2014)
  • Pronounced “Best Travel Experience” – by Secret Earth (August 2013)
  • Award of Excellence – Egyptian Ministry of Tourism (September 2012)
  • World’s “Top 10 Lodges” – Putovanja (July 2012)
  • VIVIDA Owl Award Winner – 2011
  • Tatler Travel Award Winner – 2010
  • “Travel find of The Year” – The Financial Times 2010
  • “Best Oasis Retreat” – Harper’s Bazaar 2010
  • “The Big Luxury Escape” – The Independent 2010
  • Le Choix d’Air France – Air France Madame 2010
  • “The Climax of Eco-Glamour” – Die Welt 2010
  • World’s Best 101 Hotels & Resorts – Tatler Travel Guide 2010
  • World’s Best 101 Spas – Tatler Spa Guide 2011
  • Conde Nast Hot list – 2009-2011
  • “Best In Egypt” – Conde Nast Italy 2009
  • World’s Top 100 Hotels – Conde Nast Italy 2009
  • World’s Top 140 New Hotels – Conde Nast Traveler USA 2009
Dakhla Oasis, Western Desert
Contact for further details or call +2 0100 100 1109
Cost Per Night
DBL Superior Room at EUR 220. SGL Superior Room at EUR 360. Call for special offers in seasons or for groups

Al Tarfa Luxury Ecolodge & Spa