Just a few minutes’ walk from downtown Siwa along a palm-covered dirt road, the 16-room Shali Lodge is centrally located but also peacefully set apart. After a day full of exploring ruins, tasting dates and swimming in freshwater springs, Shali Lodge welcomes travelers to the natural comforts of Siwan hospitality: simple yet elegant rooms furnished with palm frond chairs, tables and beds complemented with colorful Bedouin carpets. Shali Lodge claims one of the few highly regarded restaurants in Siwa. Your dining settings range from the terrace, shaded by date-palms that sprout through the floor to a downstairs den, strewn with cushions and warmed on crisp nights by a wood-burning fire. Savor a date omelet, lamb casserole or a steaming bowl of vegetarian tajin, each flavored with fresh herbs of the oasis.Your stay at Shali Lodge, helps preserve the Siwan oasis’ natural resources and benefits the local community. The authentic construction of Shali Lodge using kershef, a mixture of sun-dried salt, mud and sand that naturally insulates against the summer heat, reduces the use of non-renewable energy and has helped revive a dying Siwan craft. Moreover, the continued success of Shali Lodge generates a range of needed employment opportunities for the local community without overrunning the area with the one-size-fits-all development. Be one with your surroundings and let us take care of the rest.
- Accepts Credit Cards
- Good for Kids