Preparing Egypt Desert Tour Tips

EXPERIENCE THE DESERT

Preparing  Egypt Desert Tour Tips Non-Egyptian, visitors arriving in Egypt are required to be in possession of a valid passport (at least 6 months from the date of entry), Entry visas may be obtained from Egyptian.

Diplomatic and Consular Missions Abroad or from the Entry Visa Department at the Travel

Documents, Immigration and Nationality Administration (TDINA). It is, however, possible for

most tourists and visitors to obtain an entry visa at any of the Major Ports of Entry. Please

check with your nearest Egyptian Consular mission for more details concerning visa

regulations applying to your citizenship.

Luggage

Please pack a big bag (not a suitcase) as it will be carried on the roof rack and you cannot

reach it until evening. Therefore, a small backpack is essential to carry your personal

belongings (e.g. water, camera, sun block etc.).Preparing  Egypt Desert Tour Tips

Climate

From November to March, average daily highs are 20-25°C/68-77°F, but nights are very

chilly (average lows 5-10°C/41-50°F) or even cold (-5°C/23°F). March through October is

way hotter (highs 25-38°C/77-100°F, lows 15-20°C/15-68°F).

Water

In desert, water is the most precious good – that’s why it has to be rationed for toilette (see

Personal Hygiene). However, you will not miss water for drink.

Sleeping

We provide sleeping bags, however, for hygienic reasons most guests prefer bringing their

own. In this case, be aware of low temperatures from November through March .

Camel-hair blankets are provided.

Clothing and Shoes

During the days loose fitting, light cotton T-shirts/tops and shorts are best suited. Since

nights can be quite chilly ,don’t forget to bring long trousers and a pullover as

well (it is recommended to bring a scarf and wind jacket, too). Especially from November

through March you are well advised to bring warm ski underwear and socks.

For the excursions, take shoes which are already made with your feet. Use them before the

departure if they are new (beware of the bulbs!). If you are planning a hiking tour, choose

hiking shoes with thick but flexible soles and rising shaft, in fabric or Gore-Tex. For our 4 x 4

tours, a comfortable pair of tennis shoes with a thick sole is sufficient. Think of carrying

another pair to relax during the bivouac such as jogging shoes or sandals. At the bivouac, it

is also very pleasant to go barefoot…see Preparing  Egypt DESERT TOUR Tips

Personal Hygiene

Since water has to be rationed (see Water), personal hygiene has to be reduced to a

minimum but don’t worry thanks to the dry climate you won’t sweat at all. Nonetheless you

are advised to bring wet tissues, a deodorant, tooth paste and a tooth brush. And bring a

towel and a swimming suit/trunks you might happen to pass by a sparkling well.

Pharmacy

You are supposed to bring: your prescription medicine, headache tablets (in case of

sunstrokes), sterile bandages, some antiseptic, diarrhea tablets, and oral rehydration

solution.

Vaccination

There is no special vaccination needed %

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