Exploring unusual desert geology
Zekreet: Hire a 4x4 and drive west across the peninsula for about 55 miles and brace yourself for an array of unusual sights. For starters, the road to Bir Zekreet passes through a natural reserve where deer and oryx can be seen roaming freely in their natural habitat. A few miles north, you will encounter an abandoned, but perfectly preserved, movie set that looks like a deserted old village, which you can visit inside, take pictures, or have a quick tea with the gatekeeper. A few minutes away from the film set, you’ll find an eerie escarpment with big limestone mushroom-shaped topography, all against the backdrop of a deserted beach of shallow water, making the area a pleasant destination for a day trip.
By adriana paramo, AFAR Local Expert
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