Talist Siwa in Egypt is an ecological lifestyle experience. Talist means ‘Lake’ in the local Amazig language and that’s exactly where this lodge is located – next to the Siwa Lake close to the Libyan border. It has a stunning view of the Jafar and Al Gary Mountains. This family operated eco-lodge is built from locally available natural materials and post-sunset, only candle lights and lanterns are used for lighting. Electricity is only provided for charging your electronic devices. Prepare for a mythical experience at nights as you were part of the Game of Thrones. The comfy, Beduin-style rooms have colorful, traditionally made rugs. It's up to you if you prefer to stay in a bungalow or a suite. The traditional home-made organic food is prepared by the owner, Mrs. Nabila, which is a nice combination with a candlelight dinner.
The Talist Siwa has an underground water-fed swimming pool, where you can cool down on a hot day. With little to no light pollution, Siwa is a magical place for stargazers. You can also engage in organic farming or you could visit the Mountain of the Dead, Shali Old Town, the local market or the Siwian House. Head for a desert safari on a off-road vehicle and you will find green patches deep in the sand dunes of the Sahara around the Bir Wahed hot mineral water spring, where you can take a dip. Another option is the Shiyata where you can swim in a salt water lake.
What you are getting here then is simplicity, beauty and tranquility in the warm company of the owners.