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"I have filled a water-bag from my people and gone to the desert,
And walked empty wastes while the wolf howled, like a gambler whose family starves."

Sahara el Beyda is a four-tile passable Natural Wonder available in Civilization VI: Gathering Storm. It can only appear on Desert tiles. Each wonder tile provides 1 Civ6Science Science, 1 Civ6Culture Culture, and 4 Civ6Gold Gold. Each Sahara el Beyda tile increases the Appeal of adjacent tiles by +2.

Discovering Sahara el Beyda grants +1 Era Score, or +3 Score if the player is the first to do so.


This is an absolutely incredible Natural Wonder to settle nearby for a multitude of reasons. First, its high yield is very useful early game (4 Civ6Science Science, 4 Civ6Culture Culture and 16 Civ6Gold Gold!). Even in late game, you are guaranteed to have a National Park out of this because the 4 tiles are already in the diamond shape. Since this is a passable Natural Wonder, it also counts as terrain features on Desert terrain, which means it benefits from Reyna's Forestry Management, Petra, the Marae and also prevent Droughts. If you discover this Wonder close to you early into the game, immediately send a settler over and try to build Petra in the city and assign Reyna there, you will have a bustling Desert center. (Of course, if you play as the Māori, the yields will be even more insane!)

Civilopedia entryEdit

Where in the world can you find chickens, mushrooms, monoliths, and ice cream all together? These are just a few of the calcium structures found in the White Desert outside of Farafra, Egypt.

This area, once submerged beneath a vast sea, shows the result of millions of years of water and wind erosion, shaping these great white boulders into strange shapes. The white of the chalk rock changes their appearance drastically throughout the day – from a soft pink at sunset to a glowing white beneath the full moon.

The National Park in which these formations can be found was designated a protected zone in 2002, and beyond the unique structures, it is also home to gazelles, fennec foxes, and sand cats. Today, tourists travel to the White Desert by 4WD or camel, and it has become a popular – and magical – space for overnight camping trips.


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