Corana virus information.

In this time when the virus is seen as a threat and measures are being taken worldwide, it is a very uncertain time for all of us.
The airline companies we deal with most (Transavia & TUI) assume that normal flights will be available from September.
They have taken measures whereby flight tickets can be rebooked free of charge or that vouchers are available in the event of force majeure, for example a second wave of infections.
We as Livethebedouinlife have decided to make the trips available for booking as planned for the upcoming season.
This means that when you book you make a deposit of 200 Euro, which guarantees your place. The remaining amount must be paid two weeks before departure.
If it does go differently, we will reschedule the trip to a different date, in consultation your reservation can then be taken to the new date or you will receive your deposit refunded immediately.
We hope with all our heart that we can make these trips with you again next season. As The bedouin tribe says, InshaAllah ..

DEPARTURE 28th SEPTEMBER till the 5th of OCTOBER 2020 |

MAX. 16 PEOPLE |

FIVE NIGHTS IN THE DESERT |

ONE NIGHT IN SANTA CATHARINA |

LAST NIGHT ON THE BEACH |

ALL INCL. 880 EURO | (ex. flight ticket)

BOOK

(moon phases of this trip)

DESERT JOURNEY & amp; CLIMBING OF THE GABAL MÜSÀ “mountain of Moses”.

We will travel by foot and camel through the desert with a group in the period of the full moon.

Accompanied by the Muzeïna tribe that brings us home in their way of life and travel.
We eat and share around the fire and sleep under the stars. This is a journey that offers you plenty of space to get in touch with nature and your own nature.

Traveling through this area accompanied by this tribe offers you the unique opportunity to experience life in its authentic form.
The desert ensures that all noise from the line disappears so that you can return to your own nature. The entire trip will be well taken care of, you can completely indulge in the rhythm of the desert and of the day and relax completely.

Eid Ali’s team, all members of the Muzeina tribe are our guids during this trip.
Every trip he assembles a team from the members of the Muzeina tribe. His team takes care of us, the food, the animals and everything we need. By bringing different members of the Muzeina tribe every time, we ensures that different families can reap the benefits of these desert journeys.

We travel 5 days per camel and per foot about 10 to 15 kilometers per day and as much as possible in silence. We sleep and live in the open air.
We visit several historical sites, such as the oasis El Goudra and the more than 5000 year old stone domes of Nawamis. We climb over mountain peaks and through valleys and walk deeper and deeper into the desert.
The environment is wide and varied and you will not get bored easily. The fifth day we leave from the desert by jeep to Santa Catharina. There we will have dinner and spend the night in a Bedouinen camp, where you will share a room with a shower and toilet with a fellow traveler.

For some of the group it will be a short night because at 2:30 we will climb the Moses mountain with the group, the highest point of Sinai. It is quite a climb
Gabak Müsà “mountain of Moses” is a 2285 meter high mountain.
According to the Christian story, Moses received his 10 commandments on this mountain.

After the climb you can rest for a while to visit the monastery of Santa Catherine after breakfast.
This monastery is located at the foot of the Moses mountain, the Santa Catharina monastery is the oldest Christian monastery in the world that is still inhabited.
Here Moses would have seen the Burning Blackberry Forest, this place is the most sacred place of the monastery and is usually closed to the public. The evergreen thorn bush is said to be a shoot of the biblical bramble from which God spoke to Moses. It is a species that is not found anywhere else in Sinai.
In the 9th or 10th century, the monastery was named after St. Catherine after monks discovered its remains nearby.

The area’s traditional people, the Jebeliya Bedouins, are a unique people brought back from southeastern Europe in the 6th century AD. Originally Christians, they soon converted to Islam and married other nomadic tribes. Some segments of the tribe came from the Arabian Peninsula relatively recently. Their culture is very similar to that of other Bedouin groups, but they have retained some unique features. Unlike other Bedouin tribes, the Jebeliya have always practiced agriculture and are experienced gardeners, which is evident from the wadis around Saint Catherine. They have lived and still live in a symbiotic relationship with the monastery and its monks, and even today many Bedouins work with the monastery on the compound or in one of the gardens.

 

After this visit we will have lunch and depart by jeep back to the coast of Nuweiba.

We spend the night there at Livethebedouinlife Camp.
This is a beautiful private beach in Nuweiba. Here you share a thatched beach house on the Gulf of Aqaba.
The beach is fully equipped and here too you are well taken care of, entirely in the atmosphere of the bedouins.

You are cordially invited!

The whole Sinai desert is all history and with every step you make you feel how solid the ground is under your feet.
In this time when everything is developing, changing and constantly demanding adjustments from you, in the desert the totally opposite is true. Your environment there is almost immobile, it challenges you to see and experience life and yourself again in its pure form.

When you want to be alone there is the desert, when you want to be together or share the campfire with good company. Most of all, feel FREE!

This trip is guided by Debora Hempel (Livethebedouinlife), Maxine Vogt (Iseejah).
Together with the Bedouins they save the space for the group in the desert.

The desert is a huge historical area where no house has been built or road built in all these thousands of years. Nature in its full power, and you can feel it. Enter this desert with its original inhabitants, the Muzeina tribe does something to you.
It will be a magical journey!

Just before departure (August 2020) there is an introductory evening in the Mahara. On this evening we meet so you know who you are traveling with and there is additional information about the desert trip.

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The price does not include

– Airline ticket
– Tip that we collect at the end of the trip for the Eid team (between 20 * 70 Euro).
– Personal expenses
– Travel insurance

The weather

The climate of September, October is warm with maximum temperatures around n 35 degrees. With about 10 hours of sunshine per day and a particularly low chance of precipitation, the weather forecast for September October is warm, stable and favorable. Around this time it is very comfortable in Egypt.

Time difference

The time difference with Egypt and Sinai is 1 hour later (during the winter time there is time difference).

Vaccinations

Egypt and Sinai do not require vaccinations.

Our travel policy

Tourism is the largest industry in the world, with enormous potential for economic growth and employment. Unfortunately, tourism also causes negative effects on nature and local cultures. We try to find sustainable alternatives to limit the negative effects of tourism and to enhance the positive effects. Livethebedouinlife attaches great importance to the responsible handling of culture, nature and the environment. We adhere to cultural codes as much as possible and expect that from our travelers. If applicable, it is easy to forget that we sometimes travel through very poor areas.

For this trip we recommend the flight

Eindhoven – Sharm el Sjeik with TUI.
Bookable from 377 Euro

Outgoing flight
Mon 28/09/2020
Departure time: 08:00 AM
Arrival time: 1:15 PM
Non-stop flight

Return flight
Sharm el Sheikh – Eindhoven
TUI fly Economy
Date: Mon 10-10-2020
Departure time: 13:45 PM
Arrival time: 9:15 PM
Stopover: 1

You can make a reservation via tui.nl

Because we travel by camel, a pair of long pants are handy to take with you. A sweater, cardigan for the evenings, and more airy clothes for the day. If you find it cold quickly, bring a pair of warm socks. Some parts of the trip you will have to guide your camel over the mountains on foot, therefore shoes / sturdy sandals / slippers that you walk on are indispensable for this trip.

It is also important to bring a sleeping mat and a sleeping bag.

Don’t forget something on the head, a cloth, hat or cap! It is important to protect yourself while riding through the desert on your camel and for the sun in general. So don’t forget your sunscreen! A toothbrush and greasy cream or oil is also nice to have with you in the desert.

Because we travel by camel and will also carry your luggage, it is best to choose a flexible backpack, sports bag or soft suitcase.