Is it safe in the Sinai?
The Sinai desert and mountains are clean and safe and virtually free of crime and threats. We have an extensive and regularly updated Safety Policy which takes measures to ensure the safety of all our journey participants. Travellers are taught how to look after themselves in the desert.
How large are the groups?
Our groups are small; they vary from about 8 to 12 people. Some groups are from Colleges or youth organisations and some consist of adults of all ages.
Who will look after me on the journey?
Your Journey Leader will be an experienced leader who has worked for many years in the Sinai and has an up-to-date First Aid Certificate. Well trained Bedouin Guides with extensive knowledge of the landscape and ecology of the area also assist our groups.
What immunisation do I need?
Your local GP will advise you on the immunisation you need. There is no malaria in the Sinai desert and mountains, although in the summer a few mosquitoes may occasionally be seen. In this event you will be provided with a mosquito net.
Will I need a Visa?
If you are arriving at Sharm El Sheikh from the UK and going to the desert or mountains near St Katherine's you will NOT require a Visa. If you arrive in Cairo and are going to the desert and mountains near St Katherine's you will require a Visa. This can be purchased at the airport in Cairo for £10 or $15 US.
What happens if I become ill, or have an accident?
We take great care to give advice to our visitors about the necessity of drinking sufficient water and wearing a hat and sun glasses. During walks or on work projects we take frequent rests in the shade. Hygiene in camp is of the highest possible standard.
For a minor illness or accident you will be looked after by our Leaders and Guides, who are trained in First Aid. If your illness requires a doctor, one will be called to see you or you will be taken to see one. A stand-by vehicle is always ready in the desert in the event of an emergency.
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