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Al Tarfa Desert Sanctuary Lodge & Spa  Hot
Hotels 3 Green Stars
Eco Stars: 3 star
Stars: unrated
Location: Africa
Country: Egypt

Al Tarfa Desert Sanctuary Lodge & Spa

Al Tarfa is an eco-friendly lodge sited in Dakhla Oasis – one of Egypt’s most pristine and fascinating destinations. With a capacity of 20 suites and rooms, Al Tarfa’s main intention is to offer to its visitors the unique opportunity to enjoy the beauty of desert-and-oases’ geographies to learn of authentic Saharan cultures and to admire looking into captivating histories and distinctive architecture altogether, while making use of practically all the facilities they would expect to acquire in a luxury hotel.

Built with local natural material and using primitive techniques, the 20 individually designed and furnished accommodations include 6 Sahara Suite, 8 Oasis Suite and 6 Superior Rooms The lodge features a central lounge with a bar and a library, a pool and a riding stable, as well as a small but exquisite spa to satisfy guests who want to chill out.

Al Tarfa is an adventure destination, offering daily activities such as guided walks in the desert, local community experiences, camel or horse rides in the dunes or 4x4 visits to local pharaonic, as well as Islamic ruins and natural hot springs. Other rewarding experiences can be arranged, including trips to the adjacent Oases, the White Desert Protected Area and the Gilf Kebir National Park.

The Lodge is also winner of the TATLER 2010 TRAVEL AWARD WINNER and awarded BEST IN EGYPT - by Conde Nast Traveler - July 2009

Green Star Rating Results:
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Overall Rating: ★★★ (3)

Energy Rating: ★★★ (3)
Staff Comment - none

Water Rating: ★★★ (3)
Staff Comment - none

Disposal Rating: ★★★ (3)
Staff Comment - none

Eco-Active Rating: ★★★★★ (5)
Staff Comment - Al Tarfa sees the environment as a compound, with its social, natural and cultural setting. Thus, Al Tarfa focuses on developing the local society, while keeping an eye on preserving the cultural heritage and the surrounding ecology. Accordingly, Al Tarfa hired only locals as members of staff and make sure to help the local economy by purchasing 80% of its food, beverages and maintenance products from the near by villages. On the other hand, Al Tarfa sponsored a medical convoy that examined and treated 640 patient, in addition to 63 successful major eye surgery, in October 2009.

As for culture, Al Tarfa contributed to preservation efforts by managing and sponsoring the “Oases Architectural Heritage Documentation Project”. By hiring, guiding and accommodating renowned Egyptian artists, Al Tarfa now holds a unique collection of oil paintings (32 original pieces) that documents the oasis’ architectural heritage. A second phase was launched in January 2010 to complete the project by documenting the marvellous interior design of the oases’ fortresses and highlight the functionality of the Saharan primitive design.

Protection Rating: ★★★ (3)
Staff Comment - none

Contact Details

Al Tarfa Desert Sanctuary Lodge & Spa
Al Mansura - Dakhla Oasis
New Valley
+2 092 910 5007
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