Egypt Independent

Photos: Safari trips boom in the Red Sea over International Mountain Day



Safari and adventure trips are booming at the Hurghada desert in the Red Sea Governorate, with adventurers and desert lovers alike coming in to experience the mountains for themselves.

Tourists poured in to celebrate International Mountain Day, held annually on December 11, as the Red Sea mountains experience lower temperatures with the advent of the winter season.

Tourists eager to spend a day at the mountains amidst Bedouin life have flocked to the area to taste adventure and go on mountain climbing trips.

Events for locals and foreign tourists alike include parties celebrating art and Bedouin heritage, riding camels and horses, and wearing Bedouin clothes to live out details of their lives.

And the village of Um al-Huwaitat in Safaga desert is hosting the Annual Scout Assessment Camp for the Red Sea school teams for Cubs, Advance Scouts and Rangers, to choose the governorate’s best scouting team for 2020.

Dozens of students are participating in the camp, representing eight schools from various educational levels in the Red Sea governorate.

The governorate is the first in Egypt to transfer the assessment camp from within the school yards to the desert’s open area.

Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm