The sinai desert
One of earth's biggest sources of strength
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Experts call the Sinai desert one of the most beautiful deserts in this world. Far away from the well-trodden tourist trails, people live at a more natural rhythm. The perfect place to de-stress, enjoy and reconnect with yourself. A place to explore with all your senses, with curiosity and filled with amazement. For many visionary leaders, the desert was a truly powerful guide. Our trips take place in the south of the Sinai. We land at Sharm el Sheikh and head into the desert between Dahab and Nuweiba.
The area between Egypt and the shores of Suez and Akkaba has had a very tumultuous history for centuries. Nowadays, the Sinai desert falls under Egypt, but in the past it has also often been part of Israel.
The Sinai desert is a wonderful stone desert, rich in minerals such as copper, manganese, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, silicium and the precious element turquoise. It is a magical place, with flourishing oases, wild mountains, deep canyons, wide spaces of sand, dunes and moonscapes. Behind every corner lurks a new panorama.
The Sinai Peninsula is considered the 3rd desert of Egypt, after the Libyan desert on the west of the Nile and the Arabian desert on the east. The name ‘Sinai’ originates from the moon goddess Sin, from ancient Sumeria and is similar to Hathor. ‘Ai’ in Arabic means ‘source’.
The dwellers and guardians of the desert
Sinai has traditionally been populated by groups of people who are now called ‘Bedouins’. Bedou means “dweller of the desert”. They used to live as nomads, focussing on surviving in the desert. Because of this lifestyle, they developed a culture all of their own. In the south of the Sinai, the Bedouins are divided into eight different tribes, each with its own region. They have some differences: dialects, some laws, habits and their ways of cooking. The Bedouins were not or hardly registered and most of them were illiterate. Currently, education is obligated for boys and girls.
The Bedouins are our guides on our trip through the desert. Their knowledge allows us to reach deeply into the desert. An environment, filled with Biblical memories from its oases, eroded limestone formations and prehistoric nomad tombs.
The income from the trip is used to maintain and further develop the Bedouin community. The project ‘the Bedouin friends’, which was born out of the trips, has already provided for the installation of a water well, solar energy, support for the school, etc.
Best travel time
It is one of the sunniest and driest countries in the world.
In winter, from November to March, there is a chance of clouds and rain but sometimes a whole year can pass without a single drop. It is one of the best destinations for enjoying the sun you can choose in spring and autumn, with pleasant temperatures between 25 and 33 degrees Celsius. From mid-June to mid-September it is actually too hot. At night, the temperatures are on average 10 to 15 degrees colder than during the day.