If you are looking for a truly unique experience, for the simplicity and the serenity of the desert, the perfect getaway from the hustle and bustle of modern life – then the Adrère Amellal is the perfect place for you.
Located just sixteen kilometres outside Siwa Oasis, nestled at the foot of the mystical White Mountain overlooking Lake Siwa, the earthen buildings of the Adrère Amellal blend flawlessly into the surrounding landscape. Every one of their 40 rooms is a unique expression of the authentic building traditions of Siwa. These rooms of salt-rock walls, palm thatched roofs, and earth floors are adorned with furniture and crafts of the local master artisans that Siwa is renowned for.
With no electricity and no telephone, Adrère Amellal is in perfect harmony with its natural surroundings. Torches, beeswax candles and infinite stars illuminate the setting, while old style braziers warm the cool evenings.
The Ecolodge features ancient olive and palm groves, slow-bubbling Roman springs, and an exquisite cuisine that includes traditional dishes cooked in honey-glazed clay pots.
All herbs and vegetables are handpicked daily from their organic garden. A plethora of activities are available with the only limitation being the desert’s mood: relaxing by the pool, which is fed by a natural spring and is free of any chemicals; refreshing oneself by Lake Siwa, discovering the sand dunes of the Great Sand Sea; travelling back in time in Old Shali and its historic fortress. At the Adrère Amellal your every need is taken care of, from arranging those jeep excursions into the desert to that special dinner amongst the dunes.
Text and photos with permission of Wish hr partner, Quintessentially Lifestyle.
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