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Need Recommendation For Black and White Desert Safari Tour

Seattle, Washington
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I'm looking for a strong recommendation for a tour company for 3 day/2 night white/black desert safari. I've browsed quite a bit on LP and TripAdvisor and there seem to be a lot of one-off reviews and the only company that has more than one review was Minamar and 50% seemed to be strongly unrecommended and 50% seemed to be strongly recommend. I'm looking for a company (or person) who can facilitate a 3 day/2 night desert safari which can provide all the details (vehicle, food, camping gear, etc).

Because the touts can be so overwhelming in Bahariya, I'd like to arrange something before I arrive in town. So, if you've taken a desert safari, please share the details and the contact details of your tour operator.

Thanks!

montreal
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Hi winterminute,

I was wondering if you received any recommendation, as I am looking for the exact same thing.

australia
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Hi Winterminute, Im looking for the same thing. I am wanting a guide to meet us in Cairo & then spend 5 days travelling through the desert over to Luxor, Can anyone reccomend a travel co of a guide who can do this. We dont want a big group tour just a guide for the 2 of us.

Thanks

Timbuktu, Mali
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hi guys! ..iam going to Bawiti in february with my two kids aged 6-9...i have heard lots of times not to book in cairo and that it's much cheaper when your there...i know people say not to go with touts..but they have bought 4x4 and need to pay for it..i've heard full day trips for 150 egp..and nightsafaris starting from 250egp ..hope this helps tammy..

Timbuktu, Mali
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just me again.....

had a wee look online ..rough guide and they state the prices above (i knew i had seen the prices but i couldnt remember where!)anyway..buy lonley planet and the rough guide if you want to save a fortune....tammy..

Luxor
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have a best time with your family for 150 Le and 250 Le

Luxor
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Have a great time with your kids for jeep 4X4 150 and 250 Le

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Hello'

I did the Magdy Badrmany Desert tour, it was the best thing my family did in Egypt. Go here:

http://magdys-desert-tours.blogspot.com/

You won't regret it. He speaks english, will book your tour on the internet, and is a fun guy to spend time with. FYI: If you don't hear from him right away, he might be on a long tour in the desert. Once you get him, he responds quickly.

The tour was just my family, not grouped with others, the price per person was comparable to being in a hotel except all meals (delicious) were included. A real opportunity to see how people really live in the oasis.

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