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King Safari Dahab
King Safari Dahab

 

Camel (or Hiking) Safaris

For the camel rider who needs a full day of gliding through silent desert landscapes and getting a bit far from the confines of the town and beach life in Dahab, we offer a few One Day Camel Safaris that will suit you.

One day Camel Safaris

* El Melha Oasis

For those camel adventurers who want to be confronted by the reality of ife in the desert - the endless search for water! A hidden natural fresh water spring lies within the palm tree lined El Melha Oasis and nearby valley. Along the way you will also ride by the El Wishiwashi Valley to observe a rain water pool, if Mother Nature has been so generous.

The program:

We start at 08:00, driving for 2 hours to the begining of Wadi El Melha, where your camel awaits. Then we ride the camel or hike for 1 hour, after which we then hike for 1 hour to El Melha Oasis. We will walk around the Oasis and see the spring, then we will hike or ride the camel for 1 hour to El Wishwashi Vally to have look around the area to search for any new fresh water sources. Then we hike back for about 1 hour. Lunch will be provided in the afternoon and we will ride the camels or hike for about 1 hour back to the car, which will bring us back to Dahab

Including: return transport, camels, guide and Bedouin lunch.

Costs: 65 euro per person by camel.

Costs: 50 euro per person hiking.

* White Canyon and Ain Khudra Oasis

White Canyon

This site is located 700 m above sea level along the way to St. Catherine, known for it's white soft sandstone terrain. When you descend, you will find Ain Khudra Oasis where you'll observe Bedouin families living in traditional tents, following the natural water sources for their livestock.

Ain Khundra

A palm tree and desert vegetation paradise located 53 km North of Dahab. At this site you will observe the desert at it's most natural state when Mother Nature has been so kind as to bring some rain. There is natural spring which irrigates the landscape.

Rock of Inscriptions' 

Rocks of Inscriptions can be found all over Sinai depicting scenes of early life, when Sinai was still Savanna with lions and ostriches to hunt - the only relics of these times is the Acacia tree. Nabateans, Romans and Byzanthines left messages on the rocks along the Pilgrim's Road (Darb el Hajj) for other pilgrims to read. One of the most amazing places where inscriptions can be found is this rock here between St. Catherine and Dahab/Nweba rod.

The program:

We start at 08:00, driving for 1 hour. Then we ride the camel for half an hour to the beginning of the White Canyon. We leave the camel and walk through the canyon with a guide to end up at the Ain Khudra Oasis, where you will have your Bedouin lunch. Then we meet our camels again for a ride for 45 minutes to see the Rock of Inscriptions. Then we ride the camels back to the car, which will bring us back to Dahab.

Including: return transport, camels, guide and Bedouin lunch

Costs: 50 euro per person by camel

Costs: 40 euro per person hiking

* Double Canyon (Small Arada Canyon) and Sand Dunes

The area gets its name from the Arada plant, a Bedouin medicinal herb thought to cure athsma, which in the Sinai, appears only here. Upon closer inspection, you'll find that the plant's leaves change color during the summer to a shade of blue.

The program:

We start at 08:00, driving for 1.5 hours to meet the camels. Then we ride the camels for an hour to the beginning of the Double Canyon. We walk through the canyon in a circle with a guide and return to the starting point for lunch. We then take the camels again for another hour to ride (along the way, a stop to roll in sand dunes) to a Bedouin house for some Bedouin tea.

Including: return transport, camels, guide and Bedouin lunch

Costs: 50 euro per person by camel

Costs: 40 euro per person hiking

* Ras Abu Galum

A picturesque Bedouin village located north of Dahab. A perfect combination of a camel ride and snorkelling in fun-packed day.

The program:

We leave Dahab at 08:00 with a 30 minute jeep ride to head toward the famous Blue Hole. We snorkel for an hour and take the camels, or hike, to Ras Abu Galum. On arrival we will be greeted with a welcome drink of Bedouin tea in one of the Bedouin houses before snorkeling. In the afternoon we will have a Bedouin lunch. Then we take the camels back to the Blue Hole and drive back to Dahab around 5 in the afternoon.

*Extra: You can stay overnight under the stars and watch the bioluminescence and the phosperian fish in the sea.

Including: snorkeling equipment, lunch, guide, camels and all transportation

Costs: 40 euro per person by camel

Costs: 30 euro per person hiking

Costs: 65 euro per person with an overnight stay

* Wadi Qunai and Three Pools

Three Pools is yet another beautiful snorkeling location, 10 km south of Dahab, at the Southern Oasis. Three shallow, connected pools with beautiful coral reef. Wadi Qunai is located South of Dahab and consists of a small canyon with sandstone and granite.

The program:

We start at 08:00 with a 10 minute jeep ride to the camel station. Once there, you will ride the camel for 1.5 hrs to Wadi Qunai Oasis (or you may choose to ride the jeep for the whole 30 minute trip toward the Oasis). Once at the Oasis site you will hike around the area and enjoy some Bedouin tea. You will then ride the camel for 30 minutes (or take the jeep for 10 minutes) for some snorkeling at Three Pools. Lunch will be served here. You will then ride the camel for 1.5 hours or take the jeep for the 30 minute trip back. We return to Dahab around 5 in the afternoon.

Including: return transport, camels, guide and lunch

Costs: 40 euro per person by camel

Costs: 30 euro per person by jeep

Costs: 35 euro per person by camel and jeep

* Gebel el Matamar tour

This site exhibits special wind-blown desert rock formations made over the course of time.

The program:

Starting at 8 in the morning, we drive the car for one hour to the camel station. We then ride the camel for one hour to Nawamis, where you will visit the ancient Nabatean cemetery, which is older than the Gizeh pyramids. Afterward, we will ride the camel for one hour to Gebel el Matamar. Here we have lunch before climbing the mountain. We then ride the camel for one and a half hour to meet the car which will take you back to Dahab. We will arrive at around 5 in the afternoon.

Including: experienced guide, lunch and transportation

Costs: 65 euro per person by camel

Costs: 50 euro per person hiking

* The Dunes tour

El Hedoda is Sinai's highest (800 m above sea level) and most expansive areas of sand dune terrain. The name itself comes from the Bedouin word meaning "to tear down". As it is one of the naturally highly windy locations in Sinai, once there you will see for yourselves how the sand comes rolling down when the wind hits.

The program:

We start at 8 in the morning from Dahab. We drive for one hour to the camel station. From here we will ride the camel for three hours to visit Gebel Makhroum. Afterwards we will have lunch and visit Hedoda Sand Dune. Once here you may choose to play in the sand dunes for a bit. We then ride the camel for two hours back to the road, where the car will pick us up to return to Dahab. We arrive here around 5 in the afternoon.

Including: experienced guide, lunch and transportation

Costs: 65 euro per person by camel

Costs: 50 euro per person hiking

* Melehez Oasis tour

The search for water occupies the traditional nomadic Bedouin family. At this site, your guide will show you the cracks in the rock formations where either sweet or salty water flow naturally. Take your camera as the rocks have a very colorful pinkish hue to them.

The program:

We start at 8 in the morning to drive for one hour to Wadi Gazalla. Here we start riding the camel for one hour to Salama Canyon. We walk through the canyon for half an hour and have lunch. We then ride the camel for one and a half hour to Melehez Hill. Here we will climb down for about half an hour into Melehez Oasis, to see the four springs that come from the same rock - some of them have fresh and some have salty water. We climb out of the canyon and ride the camel for two hours to return to the car. We will be back in Dahab around 5 in the afternoon.

Including: experienced guide, lunch and transportation

Costs: 65 euro per person by camel

Costs: 50 euro per person hiking

* Closed Canyon tour

This excursion is best for the limber rock climbing enthusiast. (Larger folks or claustophobics would definitely be uncomfortable due to the tight spaces one must climb through). If you are up for a bit of climbing in addition to the camel ride, this is an optimal choice.

The program:

We start at 8 in the morning to drive for one hour to Wadi Gazalla. We then take a camel ride for one hour to Naqb el hamidat, to walk through this camel path for 30 minutes. We then ride the camel for another ten minutes to the Closed Canyon to visit the canyon for one hour. Once here this where you will begin your fitness test! You will slither through the rocks and make your way through to the other side. Once you've completed the maze of rock formations and crevices you will go back through to reach the starting point. Lunch will be served at this location. We then ride the camel back to Naqb el Hamidat and ride for another half an hour to Wadi Gazala where we take the car back to Dahab. We return in Dahab around 5 in the afternoon.

Including: experienced guide, lunch and transportation

Costs: 65 euro per person by camel

Costs: 50 euro per person hiking

We can organise this tour any day for a minimum of 2 persons. Please book this trip at least one day in advance.

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