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a statue of a man flying a kite in a park, Rahala Safari Hotel in Farafra
a man riding on the back of a truck in the desert, Rahala Safari Hotel in Farafra
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22 reviews

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Rahala Safari Hotel

Rahala Safari Hotel Al Farafra,, Farafra, Farafra, Egypt, 17440 - See map

Conveniently situated in the Farafra part of Farafra, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options.


Sparkling clean

Top Value

Front desk [24-hour]

Airport transfer

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!


Airport transfer

Valet parking

Pets allowed

Shuttle service

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Front desk [24-hour]

Luggage storage

Check-in/out [private]

Value for money9.3
Location rating9.2

Rooms available at Rahala Safari Hotel

Room comfort & quality


Standard Twin Room
  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Outdoor view
  • 2 single beds
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at Rahala Safari Hotel?

Check-in is from 11:00 AM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hotel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

How do I get to Rahala Safari Hotel?

Rahala Safari Hotel is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the hotel know you want to book a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. A stay at Rahala Safari Hotel also comes with easy access to the neighborhoods around the hotel through the convenient shuttle service offered at the hotel. For those who wish to drive their own cars, Rahala Safari Hotel has a car park that's close to the hotel. Parking is free for guests. Parking options include a full-service valet for total ease.

What is the smoking policy at Rahala Safari Hotel?

Rahala Safari Hotel does permit smoking in some areas and is not 100% smoke-free.

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More about Rahala Safari Hotel

More about Rahala Safari Hotel

Rahala Safari Hotel is located in Qasr Al Farafirah and features a garden. Featuring room service, this property also provides guests with a sun terrace. The accommodation provides a 24-hour front desk, airport transfers, a shared lounge and free WiFi throughout the property. Guest rooms at the hotel are equipped with a flat-screen TV and a kitchen. At Rahala Safari Hotel each room is fitted with air conditioning and a private bathroom. A continental breakfast is available daily at the accommodation. At Rahala Safari Hotel you will find a restaurant serving African cuisine. Vegan, dairy-free and gluten-free options can also be requested.

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Amenities and facilities



Languages spoken
  • English
  • Arabic
  • German
Internet access
  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Internet services
  • Wi-Fi in public areas
Things to do, ways to relax
  • Garden
  • Hiking
  • On-site entertainment
  • Ticket services
  • Tours
  • Yoga room
Cleanliness and safety
  • Breakfast in room
Dining, drinking, and snacking
  • Alternative meal arrangement
  • Restaurants
  • Room service
Swimming & soaking
  • Hot spring bath
Services and conveniences
  • Air conditioning in public area
  • Convenience store
  • Currency exchange
  • Elevator
  • Invoice provided
  • Luggage storage
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Smoking area
  • Terrace
For the kids
  • Family room
  • CCTV in common areas
  • CCTV outside property
  • Check-in/out [private]
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Front desk [24-hour]
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Security [24-hour]
Getting around
  • Airport transfer
  • Car park [free of charge]
  • Car park [nearby]
  • Shuttle service
  • Valet parking
Available in all rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Carpeting
  • Clothes rack
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Fireplace
  • Free bottled water
  • Fruits/snacks
  • Full kitchen
  • Heating
  • Linens
  • Mobile hotspot device
  • Private bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • Seating area
  • Shower
  • Toiletries
  • Towels
  • Trash cans
  • TV [flat screen]
  • Wake-up service
  • Walk-in shower

Food and dining

Restaurants on site
  • Cuisine: African
  • Menu: Buffet, A-la-carte


Rahala Safari Hotel Al Farafra,, Farafra, Farafra, Egypt, 17440


Property policies

Children and extra beds

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

All children are welcome.

Children 0-16 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 17 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
  • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Some helpful facts

  • Check-in from11:00
  • Check-in until23:00
  • Check-out from10:00
  • Check-out until12:00

Reviews of Rahala Safari Hotel from real guests

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Room comfort and quality8.7
Value for money9.3
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Family with young children


This small hotel made me feel at home, they had turned on the air conditioner before we arrived at the hotel, fresh fruit was prepared in the room in advance, and the surrounding service facilities were explained clearly, showing that the hotel staff were very informative and took care of us
Entering this Farafra village is like entering the Forbidden City in China. There are policemen and soldiers and armored vehicles holding the entrance of the village, checking the documents and taking us to the hotel in person, and then when we set off, they also specially came to take us out of the village, which made us feel very nervous
Reviewed August 21, 2022

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Solo traveler

Great and thank you”

Very accommodating. Got a booster so had great internet. Room had fruit basket, a kettle, coffee, tea, water and a fridge with freezer for my ice packs. Very helpful and showed me a short cut through the desert on a paved highway. Had awesome trek of the White Desert with owner&#39;s brother Ahmed. Doing a road trip through the desert this was a very welcome comfortable stay.
Reviewed April 18, 2022

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One of the best accommodation of all around Egypt (traveling 1 month), perfect ratio price&#47;service”

- perfect service of the owner Ahmed and his family - large and clean room in beautiful saharien garden - enough hot water and air condition&#47;heating (important in winter) - excellent breakfast and coffee - arranging an overnight trip (camping) in the White Desert - perfect communication through WhatsApp (in advance)
- we should stay more days, there is a lot of to see around Farafra :-)
Reviewed January 19, 2022

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Family with young children

Excellent value for money!”

We liked the hotel, and the owner Ahmed was very helpful - he gave us a lot of valuable information concerning roads and busses before coming. His brother met us from the night bus, and brought to the hotel, which was just 3-5 minutes from the bus-stop in Farafra. Very nice rooms, nice outside. Nice egyptian style breakfast. We are glad we started our White Desert Trip from Rahala hotel=).
Reviewed April 30, 2021

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One of the best stay for our two week trip in Egypt.”

The best wi-fi for our trip through Egypt. They washed our car without our request. The breakfast is good and large. They directed us for dinner to a small eatery with the best price. No problem with hot water.. All questions were solved quickly. They can organize a tour to the white&#47; black desert.
Reviewed March 30, 2021

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Business traveler

Comfortable Stay in Farafra”

I am grateful for the hospitality of the hotel staff and manager. I requested for a (night) drive to one of the hot springs and they helped me with it! Both the dinner and breakfast were delicious.
The room was cold - not because I checked in during winter. The air conditioning (heater) didn&#39;t work that well, and no one in the hotel could figure out how to use the remote control.
Reviewed January 04, 2021

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Solo traveler

Wonderful quiet desert retreat”

The architecture, landscaping and food were all excellent, and so was the service including the White Desert overnight tour
Lack of guests and staff (except the owner) who spoke English or French
Reviewed January 03, 2021

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Business traveler

A lovely Oasis in the desert. But it&#39;s all about the people the staff is great!”

The hotel and grounds were absolutely lovely and very traditional. The staff could not have been more gracious and attentive to our needs. We had an absolutely lovely time and felt nurtured and cared for. I cannot recommend this establishment highly enough.
How can you improve upon perfection?
Reviewed December 22, 2020

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Solo traveler


L&#39;hôtel est extrêmement propre et bien tenu. Notre hôte s&#39;est plié en huit pour nous aider. Par exemple, il avait réservé nos deux billets de bus entre Assiout et Al Farafra afin que nous n&#39;ayons rien à faire en descendant du train à Assiout. Vers minuit, un véhicule est venu nous récupérer à l&#39;arrivée du bus pour nous déposer à l&#39;hôtel où le patron nous attendait. Le petit déjeuner est très copieux. Nous sommes allés passer une journée et un bivouac avec son 4x4, tout est super bien organisé ( meilleurs panoramas, repas, petit dej, bivouac ....). Si vous devez aller dans le désert blanc, réservez à l&#39;hôtel Rahala et choisissez les pour le désert blanc. Dans la chambre, fruits, thé, café.... Que du bonheur. Encore un très grand merci au boss 👍
Absolument rien à redire. Excellent choix.
Reviewed March 27, 2022

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Solo traveler

Ruhiges kleines Örtchen im Herzen der Oase Farafra”

Inmitten der Oase Farafra befindet sich dieses schöne Hotel. Für das Auto gibt es schattige Parkplätze direkt vor dem Hotel. Die Räumlichkeiten sind in beduinischem Stil gehalten, und die Wände sind kunstvoll mit Gravurbildern verziert. Neben den schönen Bungalows gibt es einen beduinischen Essraum und ein kleineres Zelt, wo man im Schneidersitz auf schönen Teppichen und Kissen sitzt. Der Empfang war sehr herzlich, und das Einchecken ging extrem zügig. Insgesamt war der Service ausgezeichnet, zur Begrüßung gab es sogar einen großen Obstteller. Wenn man berücksichtigt, dass das Hotel sich in einer Wüstenoase befindet, und daher eine feine Sandschicht schneller entsteht, als man denken kann, ist das Hotel sehr sauber. Die Fenster sind mit Insektengittern versehen, sodass man bei offenem Fenster schlafen kann. Das Zimmer ist mit Klimaanlage ausgestattet. Ebenfalls wurden ein Wasserkocher und mehrere Teesorten kostenlos bereitgestellt. Das Abendessen und das Frühstück wurden nach Wunsch zubereitet. Die Essensmengen waren sehr großzügig, man sollte daher einen großen Hunger mitbringen. Zu den Mahlzeiten gibt es Wasser, Kaffee und Tee kostenlos.
Nichts - alles war in bester Ordnung.
Reviewed January 01, 2022

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Das Hotel ist familiengeführt und der Aufenthalt ist sehr persönlich. Die Hilfsbereitschaft und Gastfreundschaft von Ahmed und seinen Brüdern ist wirklich außergewöhnlich. Man hat das Gefühl man ist zu Gast bei Freunden.
Reviewed December 01, 2021

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Замечательные воспоминания о Западной пустыне”

Отличный отель в бедуинском стиле: шатёр без перекрытий, в номере есть воздух, большая ванная каната, есть горячая вода с хорошим напором, можно без проблем помыть голову и постирать. У Ахмеда всё чётко (очень хороший человек и бизнесмен): стоимость экскурсий, трансферов оговорены заранее, никаких дополнительных поборов. Всё вовремя и без опозданий. Ну и, конечно, отношение к гостям чудесное. Честно сказать, и мы не капризничали. Экскурсии хорошие, долгие, с обедом и отдыхов, очень интересные. Ужин не входит в стоимость номера, но если хочешь, тебя покормят.
Нет ничего, что бы не понравилось.
Reviewed November 20, 2021

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Family with young children


Полностью соответствовал нашим ожиданиям. Ахмед со своей командой сделал наши впечатления от посещения одними из лучших в Египте. Обязательно просите организовать тур в белую пустыню - это того стоит, отличная организация в совокупности с великолепными видами. Рекомендую попросить ужин, это очень вкусно.
Не забывайте, что зимой может быть прохладно, особенно в пустыне - берите теплую одежду.
Reviewed May 02, 2021

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Лучшее место во оазисах Египетских пустынь и лучшая отправная точка для поездки в Белую пустыню!”

Очень уютный отельный комплекс в сердце оазиса Фарафра. Хозяева отеля - Ахмет и его братья - абсолютно точно самые лучше, гостеприимные, внимательные и дружелюбные люди, которых мы встретили в Египте вообще. Ужин в уютном домике с очагом, волшебное звездное небо, очень приятное общение, поездка на горячие источники и, что очень важно в феврале в этих широтах, работающий на обогрев кондиционер в комнатах, оказавшиеся очень удобными кровати и фантастический выезд в Белую пустыню - это просто отдых для души после долгого путешествия через пустыни. От души желаем Ахмету, его семье и близким здоровья и процветания! Очень надеемся вернуться в Rahala с подросшими детьми однажды )
Любителям евро удобств нужно быть морально готовыми к формату совмещенной туалетной комнаты и душа, но, поверьте, это не недостаток, просто для информации ) В Фарафре совершенно точно не стоит отказываться от гидов при путешествии в пустыню. Проводник, машина и программа выезда, которые предлагают в RAHALA - просто супер! Но это тоже совсем не недостаток - скорее предупреждение для таких же адептов свободных путешествий как мы )
Reviewed March 01, 2021

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Business traveler

Výborná výchozí základna pro cestovatele.”

Ochotný personál, hezký areál, parkování zdarma.
Reviewed December 24, 2020

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