Egypt Safari Tours & Holidays

Egypt, a country linking northeast Africa with the Middle East, dates to the time of the pharaohs. Millennia-old monuments sit along the fertile Nile River Valley, including Giza’s colossal Pyramids and Great Sphinx as well as Luxor’s hieroglyph-lined Karnak Temple and Valley of the King’s tombs. The capital, Cairo, is home to Ottoman landmarks like Muhammad Ali Mosque and the Egyptian Museum, a trove of antiquities.

An Egyptian vacation is always full of excitement for every member of the family in 2021. At the heart of Egypt’s cultural identity is Cairo, a cosmopolitan capital where historic churches, mosques and museums rub shoulders with luxury hotels and gourmet restaurants.

How to get to Egypt

Cairo International Airport is the principal international airport of Cairo and the busiest airport in Egypt and serves as the primary hub for EgyptAir and Nile Air as well as several other airlines such as.

Lufthansa flights SWISS flights Aeroflot flights
Saudia flights Ethiopian Airlines flights Tuifly. be flights
Etihad Airways flights Kuwait Airways flights LOT flights
Delta flights Brussels Airlines flights
Alitalia flights Royal Air Maroc flights
potential flights to Egypt

Passport, Visa and Entry requirements for Egypt

To enter Egypt, a passport valid for at least six months from the date of issue of the visa is required by all nationals referred to in the chart above.

Citizens can obtain a renewable single-entry 30-day tourist visa on arrival at Egyptian airports for a 25 USD fee. A multiple entry visa is also obtainable for 60 USD.

The health sector of Egypt

Egypt has a highly pluralistic health care system, with many different public and private providers and financing agents. Health services in Egypt are currently managed, financed, and provided by agencies in all three sectors of the economy—government, parasternal, and private. But this does not cover foreign travellers so ensure you purchase travel and medical insurance before travelling to Egypt.

Malaria and Yellow fever vaccination for Egypt

Travellers who do not have proof of vaccination will be quarantined for up to 6 days. The vaccination requirement is imposed by this country for protection against Yellow Fever since the principal mosquito vector Aedes aegypti is present in its territory.

Egypt had eliminated malaria, and until now, the last locally transmitted case was in 1998.

Currency of Egypt

The official currency in EGYPT is the Egyptian Pound (EGP), 1 Euro = about 8.5 EGP and 1 Us dollar = about 5.8 EGP. Foreign currency, traveller’s cheques and Euro cheques can be exchanged at the airport upon arrival, as well as in all major banks. Major credit cards are accepted in hotels, restaurants, shops etc.

Official Language of Egypt

The official language of Egypt is Arabic, and most Egyptians speak one of several vernacular dialects of that language. As is the case in other Arab countries, the spoken vernacular differs greatly from the literary language.

Best time to travel to Egypt

The best time to visit Egypt is between October and April, when temperatures are cooler, but still pleasantly warm across the country. This makes exploring the busy streets of Cairo, visiting the Pyramids in the desert, and exploring ancient Pharaonic tombs more comfortable and enjoyable.

What to wear in Egypt

Avoid tight-fitting clothing, clothing that is too revealing (esp cleavage), and shorts. Short sleeve t-shirts are fine. Skinny jeans are ok as well as you will see many Egyptian women wearing these.

What to bring while travelling to Egypt

Egypt is a hot country so while travelling to Egypt ensure you pack wise while travelling to Egypt.

  • Shorts or short skirts as you see fit (covering the knee, if possible)
  • A couple of T-shirts.
  • At least one shirt, blouse or smart looking top.
  • One pair of long trousers.
  • A veil/shawl (women only; you can buy it at most souvenir shops as well)
  • Swimsuit or bathing suit.

Car hire and driving in Egypt

None of the big companies allows vehicles to be taken outside Egypt. In some areas outside of Cairo and main cities, tourists may be required to drive in a security convoy that leaves several times a day. so we don’t recommend self-drive in Egypt.

Accommodation in Egypt

Present-day Cairo is located near the Nile River, it has long been settled. In the 4th century, for example, Romans built a fortress town on the banks of the river called Babylon. In 641, Muslims took control of the area and moved its capital from Alexandria to the new, growing city of Cairo. There are plenty of accommodation facilities but outside Cairo, advance booking is required before travelling.

Local food of Egypt

Egyptian cuisine is characterized by dishes such as full medames, mashed fava beans; kushari, a mixture of lentils, rice, pasta, and other ingredients; molokhiya, chopped and cooked bush okra with garlic and coriander sauce; and feteer meshaltet.

Tipping while Travelling in Egypt

The word ‘baksheesh’ can refer to a tip or a bribe and it is a word you are likely to hear when travelling around Egypt as tipping is a natural part of daily life. You’re likely to have a tip requested from you by anyone who has provided a service including the usual, waiters and drivers, to the less expected, including security guards at some tourist sites. As a guide, it’s customary to tip restaurant staff with 10% of the bill (assuming a service charge has not already been added though this goes to the restaurant and not to the waiter), the housekeeping staff at hotels around USD $5 per day, taxi drivers around $5 and cruise staff $20 per day to be divided between the on-board crew. When delivering your baksheesh, fold the notes in your hands and pass the money in the form of a handshake.

Further information for Egypt
  • Do respect the monuments archaeological sites are human heritage don’t touch scratch or sit on them.
  • Do dress correctly whilst there is no specific dress code in the cities, women will feel more comfortable if they do not wear shorts or have their shoulders uncovered.
Safety of Egypt

The incidence of crime, violent or otherwise, in Egypt is negligible compared with many Western countries, and you’re generally safe walking around day or night. There has been a spike in petty crime since 2011, though it is statistically still quite rare for tourists to become involved and is easily avoided.

NATIONAL PARKS

Gabal Elba National Park
Lake Burullus Protectorate
Lake Qarun Protectorate
Nabq Protected Area
Ras Muhammad National Park
Saint Katherine Protectorate
Sannur Valley Cave Protectorate
Siwa Oasis
Taba Protected Area
Wadi Allaqi Biosphere Reserve
Wadi El Gamal National Park
Wadi El Rayan Protectorate
White Desert National Park

FAUNA & FLORA

Wildlife
Birds
Vegetation

SAFARI PACKAGES

7 Days Egyptian Pyramid safaris
8 Days Luxury Egypt fly in safaris
9 Days Best of Egypt safari
9 Days Discover Egypt safaris
9 Days Explorer Egypt safaris
10 Days Egypt safari Holiday
13 Days Best of Egypt safari Holiday

OTHER TOURISTS ATTRACTIONS

Pyramids of Giza
Sphinx of Giza in Egypt
Cairo city tours
Day trips to Abydos and dandera Temples
Explore the oasis in the western desert
Hike Mount sinai
Nile perch Fishing in Lake Nasser Egypt
Scuba Diving safaris in the Red sea
Thistledown Red sea Wreck Diving
Visit Abu Simbel Village in Egypt
Visit Abu Simbel Village in Egypt
Visit Alexandria City Egypt
Visit Aswan City Egypt
Visit Islamic Cairo Town
Visit Luxor’s Karnak Temple and the Valley of the Kings
Visit Siwa Oasis
Visit taba and dahab resort towns of the Gulf of Aqaba
Visit St. Catherine’s Monastery
Visit the Egyptian national Museum
Visit the Karnak temple complex
Visit the Luxor temple
Visit the Mortuary temple of nefertari in the valley of the Queens
Visit the Mortuary temple of Queen Hatshepsut
Visit the Mortuary temple of ramesses III at Medinet habu
Visit the Philae temple
Visit the Pyramids of Dahshur
Visit the Pyramids of Djoser in Saqqara
Visit the Resort towns of Hurghad and Marsaalam
Visit the temple of Horus in edfu
Visit the temple of Kom ombo
Visit the twin temples at Abu Simbel
Visit the valley of the Kings
Visit the white desert in Egypt

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