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Egypt

Egypt is the only African country which extends to the Asian continent, through the Sinai Peninsula. Apart from this, main feature of Egypt's landscape is the fertile valley and delta of the River Nile. West of the Nile wide expanses of desert spread out for hundreds of kilometers only to be interrupted by the occasional oasis, such as Bahariya, Farafra and the more remote and ancient Siwa. There is one notable mountain range: Jebel Uweinat, on the border with Libya and Sudan, famous for its prehistoric petroglyphs.

Hiking with guide is possible in different parts of the Western Desert (west of the Nile) and its oases, for instance among the strange and beautiful rock formations of the White Desert and the Crystal Desert near Bahariya oasis.

Also the southern part of Sinai is a rugged and interesting mountain hiking destination. You normally hire a bedouin guide, and camels as pack animals, to lead you across the mountains, deserts and wadi's to remote monasteries such as St.Katherine, or even up Mt. Sinai (2285 m), highest on the Sinai Peninsula.

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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2009
  • Reisgids Handbook Egypt - Nile Valley and Red Sea | Footprint
  • Navigate the winding, chaotic streets of Cairo, explore the temples and tombs from Giza to Abu Simbel, head for the Red Sea Coast to dive the crystal clear waters of Ras Mohammed National Park, or simply kick back and relax on a felucca cruise down the mighty Nile. Egypt boasts so many sights it´s hard to know where to start. Take off and... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2011
  • Reisgids Handbook Egypt - Egypte | Footprint
  • Zo mogelijk nog betere gids dan de Lonely Planet. Vol met de praktische informatie over reizen, slapen etc. Goede verwijzingen naar websites en veel mailadressen. Zelfde soort informatie als de Lonely Planet, diepgaander met vooral meer tips in de minder bekende gebieden. Ook Engelstalig. Toonaangevend voor met name de Midden en Zuid... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2013
  • Reisgids Egypte - Egypt | Rough Guides
  • Zeer goede reisgids voor zowel de georganiseerde maar vooral voor de zelfstandige reiziger. Boordevol informatie over reizen, slapen, eten, maar ook musea en cultuur. Uitputtende bron van informatie, veelal nog completer dan de Lonely Planet. Inleidende informatie over land en cultuur is zeer goed. The Rough Guide to Egypt is your indispensable... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2015
  • Reisgids Egypt - Egypte | Lonely Planet
  • De perfecte reisgids voor zowel de georganiseerde als de zelfstandige reiziger. Naast een algemene inleiding van het land / streek vol met praktische informatie over hoe je er het beste kunt reizen: slapen, eten, vervoer, excursies ... alles kun je er in vinden. In spite of political, financial and social turmoil, Egyptians remain proud and... Read more
Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Riding the Desert Trail
  • One wet and windy day in the British Museum, Bettina Selby decided, almost on an impulse, to travel the length of the Nile Valley, from the Mediterranean Sea to the mysterious Mountains of the Moon and the great lakes of central Africa. She designed a special, bright-red `all terrain' bicycle for the journey; and suitably equipped with insect... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Egypt - through writers` eyes
  • Egypt - through writers’ eyes continues Eland’s tradition of unearthing forgotten classics of world travel-writing, with a fantastic selection of some of the best travel writing that Egypt has ever given birth to.No land on earth has been so long observed as Egypt, which was attracting awestruck travellers back in the days of Herodotus and... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Simple Gestures
  • The Greater Middle East poses major challenges for the United States. Yet despite decades of intense involvement in Middle Eastern affairs, most Americans still know little about the cultures of the region. ”Simple Gestures” describes one American`s efforts over forty years to better understand the society in the countries where she lived and... Read more
eBooks.de
Germany
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  • Sinai trail to be added on your track list
  • I want to suggest other trails to be added to yoyr track list:
    Sinai trail
    High mountain area of sinai
    Western desert trails (offroad and trekking)
    Red sea mountains
    and others
    kindly send me your email so i can write you these tracks details
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