Siwa is located in the western Desert, which, within and of itself, is the best desert that ever existed. Clearly, I am biased, but pictures don't lie. Siwa is a town in the western desert. But it's not just a town. It's a small slice of heaven. You can camp, swim in the many oasis, enjoy a sand safari, and eat really good local food. If you are looking for clarity and serenity, this is the place to go. (Tip: I've stayed at the Adrère Amellal Eco-lodge and can vouch for it).