Windblown and volcanic
The Black Desert is a region of volcano-shaped mountains with large quantities of small black stones. The stones lie out across the orange-brown ground, so that it is not quite as black as many people may hope for. Especially after visiting the White Desert, which has formation that are really white, many will imagine a desert as dramatic as this.
Climbing one of the many soft peeks, the view from the top is really nice, with similar peeks continuing on into the haze.
The Black Desert is uninhabited, and there are no amenities here. Visitors out here do that as part of organized trips from Bahariya Oasis or from Farafra Oasis. Such trips include at least stops in the White Desert and at the Crystal Mountain.
50 km north: Bahariya
60 km southwest: Crystal Mountain
50 km southwest: Agabat
100 km southwest: White Desert
150 km south: Farafra