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Gara Cave | Djara Cave Egypt | Gara Cave Safari Egypt

Gara Cave attracts many tourists as it is one of the most important stops on any program for discoverers and adventure seekers. Visited by Egyptians on a daily basis because they appreciate such natural preserved sites.


The Gara Cave is located near the Caravan Trail connecting Farafra Oasis and Assiut. Known as (Djara Cave), a captivating cave originated by rain corrosion into the limestone from about 55 million years ago. It has glittering rocks. Water melted the limestone to develop the stunning stalactites and stalagmites, artifacts and rock art also have been found here obviously prove human existence inside the cave throughout prehistoric epochs, probably during the late Neolithic period. Gara Cave attracts many tourists as it is one of the most important stops on any program for discoverers and adventure seekers. Visited by Egyptians on a daily basis because they appreciate such natural preserved sites. It was discovered by an explorer from Germany and rediscovered again at the end of the 20th Century by another German explorer. Gara Cave is one of the superbly captivating caves in Egypt. Nearly 30 meters in width and 8 meters high, it comprises various for­mations of animals that were carved on its rocks. Excavators suggest that the area which is now a desert used to be inhabited before. The engravings date to the Neolithic Age, beginning about 10,200BC in parts of the Middle East. The icicle-shaped rock forma­tions of the cave, produced by the precipitation of minerals from wa­ter dripping through it, and its sta­lagmites offer visitors a rich treat of nature’s work to contemplate and researchers' wonderful material to study, archaeologists said. “The stalactites hanging down from the ceiling of the cave-like tree leaves are engineered by na­ture’s perfect hand,” said Egyptian archaeologist Hussein Abdel Rah­man. “My career has taken me eve­rywhere in the Middle East region, but I assure you that Gara Cave is unequaled by regional archaeolog­ical standards.” Most visits to the cave start in Cairo and include the White Desert in the nearby Farafra Depression. The White Desert has massive chalk rock formations that were created by the occasional sandstorms in the area. Other must-see landmarks in the area include the Golden Mummies Museum, the Tombs of Nobles, and Alexander the Great AlexanderAlexander The Great Temple in the nearby Bahariya Oasis. Some visitors camp inside the cave, lie on their backs and contem­plate its rock formations. Others enjoy lunch in the open at the foot of the area’s sand dunes. If you're planning to visit Egypt, then you should consider reviewing our detailed Egypt travel guide, as it is a unique experience during Egypt Tours that is not comparable with any other things to do in Egypt. You can enjoy one of the Classic tours in Egypt, which all travelers would like to cruise the Nile River during Christmas tours in Egypt or while the best weather during Easter tours in Egypt. Covering most of Cairo day trips, Luxor day tours in addition to Aswan excursions, that is why our travel information section is meant to useful before proceeding with Egypt's best tours for those who seek culture, history of Egypt, and luxurious accommodation while sailing the Nile Valley. Explore the Sahara desert and discover it's the most mysterious places like Djara cave and many other exciting Oasis in Egypt during a lot of Egypt tours, Egypt Desert Safari Tours and Egypt Travel Packages and Egypt day tours if you stay in Cairo you can have one of the full Cairo Day tours otherwise of you have a short time you can book a trip from Cairo day tours from airport.

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