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Bedouin Camping | Western Desert | Egypt

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

Getting around in jeeps, you will spend part of the day driving around the desert, just for the view and to get to other places. Stop whenever you want to run around and enjoy or inspect the natural phenomena and wide open spaces. Each night you will camp in a different place, sleeping out in the open (don’t worry it won’t rain). Samy and crew will cook great Bedouin food, and usually play music on the tabla and sing to round the evening out.

Bedouin man and woman, both head covered looking into cave at the camera
View of the sphinx
Four Bedouin men sitting on carpets in the desert at night, clapping
View of the deserts sculpted by the wind
Dark sand in the front, white outcroppings in the background with a brilliant bl
Palm trees clumped with desert sand (light and dark) surrounding
Children dressed in skirts and dresses over pants
Travelers laying on their stomachs, clapping to the music
Desert closeup of crystal formations
Traveler body surfing down a sand dune

What is the fastest growing city in the world?

Dubai was founded in 1830 as a fishing village (although in the Emirates, according to scientists claim, the first humans appeared about 7000 years ago). In those days the main occupation of the inhabitants of the settlement was sheep farming, fishing, pearling, etc. All of this settlement was going on as usual, it developed, and established trade.

In 1836 Ruler of Dubai has become Maktoum bin Buti, who founded a dynasty that has ruled Emirate until now.

Amon el-Gezira Hotel | Luxor | Egypt

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!

Two giant statues with hot air balloon in between
Three colorfully dressed children waving
Series of lion-like statues, many missing heads
Sillouette of palm and trees in sunset
View from above of river with green on both sides, desert away from the river
Wall painting at Hatchepsut Temple
Oaisis with rock buildings
Girl in colorful dress with covered head waving