Egypt to Launch a ‘Once in a Lifetime’ Trip Fit for a Prince
Egypt’s Ministry of Tourism will be hosting the ‘Kamal Expedition’ March 2014.
As if taken from a scene from the Oscar winning movie ‘The English Patient’, Egypt’s Ministry of Tourism will be hosting a unique tour to commemorate the anniversary of the memorial plaque of Prince Kamal El Din Hussein who discovered the Gilf Kebir Plateau in the Western Desert of Egypt in 1925. The plaque was laid down by Count Lazlo Almasy, better known as The English Patient, and was placed in honour of the Prince at the southern tip of the Gilf Kebir Plateau in 1933 after his death.
The Prince was also the first to introduce the automobile into deep desert explorations in Egypt and in light of this, the expedition will be utilising the principles of eco-tourism. The expedition will be divided into small groups and individuals within these groups can decide each day if they want to take part in the evening program or enjoy the quiet silence of the desert. The event will encompass approximately 75 vehicles travelling across the desert, providing transport and logistics, that would only have been surpassed during World War II.
The expediton is scheduled to depart 14 March 2014 and end 26 March 2014. During this time, the tour will start with an opening ceremony held at the Egyptian Automobile & Touring Club in Cairo. Guests will then fly by charter flight to the New Valley Oasis where the real expedition begins. The tour encompasses 13 days of travel across the vast Western Desert, visiting the Gilf Kebir Plateau and Gebel Uweinat “In the footsteps of the Prince”. On the final day, the closing ceremony will take place at the Mena House Hotel at the foot of the Pyramids where the adventure will conclude.
Well-known national and international scientists will accompany the expedition and share intriguing lectures on relevant topics. Unique and original film material will be shown beside highly scientific based topics, making each evening a cultural event of its own. The event will be covered by experienced international medical care and top local and international media throughout its duration.
Prices start at 1,200 Euros per person and include the opening and closing ceremonies, 4×4 transport from Cairo to Gilf Kebir return, local flight, food and beverages during trip and accommodation on trip (camping). Visit www.kamalexpedition.com for more information on prices and packages.
Bookings are given on a first-come first-served basis. More information on bookings can be found by emailing [email protected] or calling 020 100 3559 729. The organisers of the Kamal Expedition are Dabuka New Horizons, a group of desert enthusiasts with extensive experience in desert research and travel.
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Located in the northeast corner of Africa on the Mediterranean Sea, Egypt is placed at a crossroad between Africa, Asia and Europe. With colossal ancient monuments, thousands of years of history, expansive desert landscapes, the world’s longest river and the stunning Red Sea Riviera resorts, Egypt offers a wealth of wonders to discover.