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Star Gazer - Bedouin Night

Duration: Half Day

Star Gazer - Bedouin night

Spend an exotic evening under the stars during your holiday in Egypt as you venture into the Sinai Desert to meet the desert dwelling Bedouin people. Experience traditional Bedouin culture at an authentic desert camp before exploring the dark night sky with computer directed telescopes. This magical star gazing adventure is an unforgettable experience.

Departing from Taba, your tour begins by driving to the Megreh Valley to watch a magnificent sunset. Marvel at the beauty of this remote wilderness as red-golden hues illuminate the landscape, only to disappear once the sun dips over the horizon. We then drive onwards to visit an authentic Bedouin tent in the heart of the Sinai Desert.

Bedouins are Arabic speaking nomadic tribes who have lived in the desert for centuries and know how to survive in harsh conditions of extreme heat and cutting winds. At the camp you will receive a warm welcome from the hospitable Bedouin people, which has been extended to many a visitor along this route. Bedouin camps can be found scattered throughout the desert along ancient trails, having traditionally provided food and shelter for herders travelling by camel from oasis to oasis.

Immerse yourself in the local Bedouin culture and get to know your friendly hosts as they share their knowledge of the desert and give you an insight into their fascinating rural lifestyle. As guests, you will be offered soft drinks and a special blend of hot, sweet Bedouin tea with herbs, and you will even get the chance to smoke a “shisha” – a traditional Egyptian water pipe. Chat with your fellow travellers and hosts and enjoy a delicious Bedouin dinner of kofta (meatballs), grilled chicken, rice, bread and salad on bright woven rugs in traditional Arabic surroundings.

After dinner, relax into the night under a clear desert sky, which you can explore in more detail through 10” and 12” computer directed telescopes. Discover the wonders of the galaxy as the sky darkens, revealing star constellations, planets and the Milky Way. If you are patient, you may even be fortunate enough to glimpse the bright streaks of a shooting star. Soak up the silence of this vast, solitary wilderness, listening to nothing but the stillness of the night.

This enriching experience is a wonderful way to immerse yourself in the ancient beauty, mystery and spirit of the desert with some of the most hospitable people in Egypt.

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