How to get there:
Buses run up and down along the old Nile, either in direction of Cairo or Farafra. Getting on a bus for Cairo is straightforward, these start in Bawiti. Going south is a bit more difficult, buses pass through, and there can be limited space. Tours can be arranged through the desert, in 4WDs with enough place for 8 passengers, and prices should be below US$10 per seat.