Egypt Desert Life Things to Do

-Learn the variety of the desert: The white desert with fossils and limestone, the black desert, the crystal desert, small oases, and rolling dunes of the great sand sea

-Eat Bedouin cooking over open fire

-Join in Bedouin music and dancing at night

-Sleep under the stars

-Get stuck on sand dunes and help push the jeep out

-Look for ‘desert roses’

Egypt Desert Life Your Host

Travel through the desert with Samy Badri and his Bedouin friends and family. In Bahariya we are only around 37,000 people.

Egypt Ancient Monuments Getting There

Luxor is located in Upper Egypt, about 10-12 hours by train south of Cairo. The Nile divides Luxor into two parts- the east bank and the west bank. The East bank is the main city, with train and bus stations, airport, market, pharmacies etc. Most of the ancient monuments are on the west bank. Both banks have loads of hotels.

Amun el-Gezira is located on the west bank of Luxor in the village Bairat El Gezira. Take the public ferry from the east bank, and then a twisty walk through the village. There are signs for the hotel, or you can ask people.

Egypt Ancient Monuments Your Host

Amon el-Gezira hotel (Also spelled Amun el-Gazira) run by the friendly Ahmed Suleiman. Stay on the west bank. Have tea and share stories with Ahmed and family. Fill up on ful and falafel in the Egyptian breakfast. Taxi with Ahmed's brother to the nearby monuments. You will soon realize family is the most important, and there is always someone in the family who does what you’re looking for!

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Virtually every person who visits Kenya goes to Masai Mara, and with good reason . This is the Kenyan section of the wildly evocative Serengeti plains, and the wildlife is abundant. These are also traditionally the lands of the Masai, but these people have been displaced in favor of the animals.The mara ( as its often abbreviated to) is a 320-sq-km slab of basically open rolling grassland dotted with the distinctive flat topped acacia trees tucked away in the south west corner of the reserve.
Wildlife in Masai mara
It's the seven wonders of the world's famous game reserve due to the annual wild

Taxi Ride

Taxis can be wonderful in Cairo. They are affordable, ubiquitous, you don't have to find parking, and you can leave at a moment's notice! Just be ready for a different approach to driving: no lanes, little space between cars and people, barely stopping at lights and stop signs, all compensated for with a lot of honking! Here is a taste of the taxi experience in Cairo.

Taxi Ride in Cairo YouTube Video


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Egypt Ancients Monuments | Things to Do

East Bank

  • Market: The secret to markets in Egypt is to keep walking. Eventually the market will be less oriented for tourists and more targeted toward locals.
  • Temples: A must see is Luxor temple at night. The lights make the reliefs clearer, and it can be very peaceful if there are no large tour groups. A mosque was constructed on TOP of part of the temple when the temple was still covered with sand. The mosque is still there, only the door is one story off the floor!
  • Museums: Unlike the Egyptian Museum in Cairo, the Luxor Museum and the Mummification Museum focus on quality rather than quantity. The objects in these museums are organized in a coherent manner with modern displays that even have labels!
Hundreds of rolled and stacked oriental rugs
Night view of lighted temple and symetrical walkway to it.
View of boat
Egyptian coffin with clear face on the front
Inside large columned room
Painting on the wall
Outside view, sand colored columned structures