Take one look at Bawiti’s dusty, unappealing main road, and you’ll wonder why you came. But scratch beneath the surface and you will find a town of great charm. Stroll through its fertile palm groves, soak in one of the many hot springs or explore its quiet backstreets, where you’ll meet truly hospitable people.
For many years, Bawiti was a quiet town dependent on agriculture. More recently, it became a tourist hub for trips to the White and Black Deserts, with the Golden Mummies an added draw. At the time of writing, however, it was quiet again, with many hotels closed and few travel agents operating. Everyone is waiting for tourism to the desert to return.