Postcard: Egypt & The Red Sea 2019
Desert Sands, Ancient Monuments & Magnificent Marine Life
As I reflect on our adventure across the diverse and beautiful country of Egypt, with Lisa as our very competent Expedition Leader sharing her intimate knowledge of the country, we were able to take our Explorers on a journey filled with unique experiences.
What a treat, to be able to stand inside one of the oldest religious library's in the world as the characteristic monk casually leafed through the pages of an ancient manuscript; to float above the Nile as the sun rose over the Theban mountains in a hot air balloon; to watch children play in the murky waters of the Nile as we sailed past on our traditional Dahabiya. We experienced moon-lit Bedouin dinners on the beach, trekked in the desert mountains of the Sinai, witnessed the magic of Karnak temple as booming voices of ancient pharaohs echoed throughout on the Sound and Light Show, and explored farmlands and villages on camel back. The marine life was exceptional, Robin was moved to tears when a friendly pod of Risso's dolphins came to our boat whilst in the Marine Parks of Ras Mohamed and Tiran; we were surrounded by a wealth of fish large and small amidst vivid and healthy soft and hard corals. Our week at sea, sailing in the southern Red Sea on our privately chartered yacht was equally rewarding. We experienced magnificent swim throughs and caves and got up close and personal with an Oceanic White Tip, Manta and Hammerheads Sharks.
Prior to our Egypt adventure, I was fortunate to spend a couple of weeks scouting a future trip to Sudan. The diving was absolutely phenomenal (some of the best!), with fantastic shark action, healthy reefs and gorgeous atolls. Stay tuned, as we most certainly will be putting together a Sudan expedition in the coming years, once the dust settles politically.
What an exceptional Egyptian adventure with an incredible group of Wild Earth Explorers! So many fond memories to cherish until our return.
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