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A Bedouin family run business, with 35 years experience in desert safaris. Mentioned in Lonely Planet and many other guide books. We are well known for our safari in the desert. We organize trips in the White and Black desert and would be happy to make discovering wonderful spots.
Bawiti, Egypt
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Sam Router
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
This is an absolute must do trip for anyone going to Cairo/Egypt. Mohammed is a such a wonderful and kind tour guide. This is where we connected with the real energy of Egypt. Stunning views, amazing food and brilliantly taken care of. The pyramids are cool but this is the one
Written 28 March 2024
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Yui
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
First of all, the main guide Muhammad was amazing with full of knowledge related to the area and great English. He was also a good chef, photographer, and company to talk about many things.
However, only a shame was because we did a last minute reservation, we couldn't have him until the night. His brother came for us and took us around but he didn't speak English that well and surely lacked the knowledge he supposed to know. Also, the last minute reservation cost us 120 US DOLLARS for a round trip from Cairo. Private car is the ONLY option to get to the oasis. They told us it would have been durable if we would have made reservation several days before. As a constructive review, the tour company definitely can mention about those things that last minute reservation may cause a lot of extra money and a lack of guide with full knowledge.
But again, I think it's only the case or a last minute reservation and if you book this tour in advance like a week before, it never let you down!!!

直前で予約したことによって、迎えの費用がとても高額になったり、知識と英語が不十分のツアーガイドが担当になったりということはあったが、総じてとても良かった。
直前の予約はおすすめしないが、一週間前以上の事前予約をすれば、トリップアドバイザーの手数料を割引いた価格で最高の夜空を見れる素晴らしいツアーになる。らしい。
Written 8 March 2024
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Phil G
London, UK24 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Wow…this is an experience of a lifetime. Mohammed, was nothing short of an incredible guide. As a native of the area, his family are the original guides in the White Desert, and his knowledge of the area is unparalleled. They are some of the nicest people I have ever met, his mother made us a delicious lunch before we set out for the day and greeted us so warmly upon our return.

Mohammed's expertise allowed me to experience the desert in a way that was far beyond my expectations. His in-depth knowledge of the history made the ride out to the desert very enjoyable as I learned so much every step of the journey. Combined with his keen sense of the right spots to see at the right times of the day, maximizsed the experience and left me in awe. Imagine some incredible views that just keep getting better as you go (I won't spoil it for you), sunset over the white surface that looks otherworldly, a delicious dinner bedouin style, a night under a sky full stars with a fire, tea, and a hookah if you would like, the most comfortable tent I have ever slept in with a mattress and warm blankets, a gorgeous sunrise, and some fun surprises as well.

To make it even better…Mohammed has excellent photography skills I thought I took good photos but I ended up handing him my phone and he took of the rest creating perfect shots time after time and teaching me some tricks that I can use the rest of the trip.

Overall, the experience with White Desert Nights was beyond expectations. If you're looking for an authentic experience with a guide who truly knows the desert like the back of his hand, I highly recommend White Desert Nights with Mohammed. My time with him left a deep appreciation for the beauty and history of the desert and his culture.

Thank you, Mohammed for an unforgettable journey into the heart of the desert.
Written 6 March 2024
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Jason Sun
Ithaca, NY24 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Solo
Never miss these hidden gems while traveling to Egypt. I got picked up from Cairo, it will take ~4 hour to the white desert national park, but totally worth it. Besides white desert, the tour also included other sites (i.e. black desert, crystal mountain, sand sliding, over night camining). I'm honored to recommend Mohammed as your tour guide, he's supportive, humorous and easy to communicate with. I can guarantee for future travelers, you won't regret this experience.
Written 19 February 2024
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Baishakhi
Kolkata (Calcutta), India13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Incredible experience with wave like calcium rocks on golden sand.Waheed our tour guide made the experience flawless.He was like an one man army doing his bit from desert safari,tenting, cooking, setting camp fire,singing with instrument and a perfect English tone
Written 28 December 2023
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unhandyandy
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
We were picked up from our hotel in Cairo by a driver, arranged for us for a very reasonable additional cost, and driven four hours to the Bahariya Oasis where we met our guide, Mohammed. We had some tea and food in the family's cosy garden and were greeted by some nice cats who wanted to eat our food. We were then driven to the desert where we visited the black desert, Crystal Mountain and more. Mohammed has an incredible knowledge of the area as he has been doing tours here his whole life, and he explained to us the fascinating history of each area. We did a little bit of hiking in some of the areas to get to the top of the mountains and see some breathtaking views. The offroading in the desert was great fun and exciting. A personal favourite activity of mine was sandboarding, as we were just laughing the entire time, even though most of the time we didn't manage to stay on the board.

When we were taken to the white desert, it was like a world of its own. It's a beautiful white blanket of sand with thousands of interesting rocks littered across in random formations. Some of the more notable ones are the ones in the shape of a mushroom and a chicken, a sphinx, and even one in the shape of a toilet. We arrived at our campsite and while Mohammed kindly set up our tent and fire were able to watch the sunset. Slowly but surely as it got darker we noticed more and more stars arriving in the sky. It was honestly so exciting seeing more and more stars, and eventually, it was easily the most stunning sky of stars I have ever seen. That evening Mohammed made for us a meal, that without a shadow of a doubt was the nicest meal we had during our time in Egypt. I am not normally fussed about rice but the rice he made was so delicious. It also helped that we had worked up a big appetite by doing many activities that day.

Another thing worth mentioning is that Mohammed is very adept at taking great photos (assuming you have a phone with a decent camera or a dedicated camera), and when we sent some of the photos to friends and family they all asked if we had hired a professional photographer.

We have heard from a few of the guides, including Mohammed, that the Gaza war has had a big negative effect on tourism in Egypt, which is a real shame as it is perfectly safe. I would recommend to anyone visiting Egypt that this experience is a must. It makes a very welcome change from visiting temples and the super busy areas of Cairo and Luxor etc and it is great to see an entirely different side of Egypt.
Written 20 December 2023
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Otavio Barros
Guaruja, SP7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
For sure the best guide that we had around Egypt! This experience was amazing and only have the best to say about it. Just go and enjoy
Written 16 December 2023
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Chris W
Hong Kong, China5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The desert is amazing, I really enjoyed the food and the night with full of stars. Mohammed is the best tour guide I ever had in Egypt, very friendly and very helpful. This tour is highly recommended
Written 10 December 2023
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Kylie C
Hong Kong, China13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
Visited the Black Desert, Crystal Mountain, Agabat Valley, and the Old and New White Desert. We’re amazed by the surreal scenery and the variety of landscapes in the area. Stargazing at night was incredible.

And Mohammed is the best tour guide, chef and photographer all in one. He grew up in this area, was passionate about his work, and spoke excellent English. He made a great dinner right in the middle of the desert, which was one of the best food I’ve had in Egypt! He helped us to take so many amazing pictures too. Ahmed, the driver who drove us from and back to Cairo, was professional and friendly as well.

It’s a 4 to 5-hour drive from Cairo to the staring point of the tour, but in the end I think it’s all worth it. Don’t miss it if you’re coming to Egypt!
Written 8 December 2023
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Eliza B
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Friends
The entire trip was seamless from pickup to drop off. Mohammad and his team are very accommodating and friendly. He knows all of the best locations and is very knowledgeable about the desert itself. He is also a wonderful photographer and knows all the best tricks to get wonderful photos! The locations, activities, and food were all amazing - from riding on top of the land cruiser to drinking tea by a campfire under the stars, it is an unforgettable adventure and a must-do for anyone visiting Egypt.
Written 19 November 2023
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