Impressions of visitors
Playing golf in the desert is cool. Create your own golfcourse, you decide where the green is and where the bunkers are -:)
We use a boom for the flag.
Golfclubs are availbale.
Camping in the desert is an amazing experience. You may sleep in open air under the stars or in the bedouin tent or in your own tent.
All camping equipment is available both in bedouin style as well as sophisticated modern style.
Did you know you can swim in the desert? Around Tunis Village you can! There are three huge desert lakes, Lake Qarun which is a salt water lake is only 500 meters from us. Some km further in the UNESCO protected area you will find the two Lakes Wadi Rayan. Not to miss Magic Island and Paradise Island.
On the sand dunes in Wadi Rayan you can sandboard. Vast areas of endless dunes where you may choose on which dune you want to sandboard.
Sandboards are available.
For desert cycling you can go on the paved road or off road. The soft sand makes all terrain biking a nice experience.
Mohamed has 20 horses. He will take you around Tunis Village, through the fields and along the Lake Qarun side.
Helmets are obliged and available.
Make a desert tour to the whale bone valley (Wadi El Hitan), the sanddunes , plateau and limestone formations of Wadi El Rayan. Our bedouin guides Mohamed Heba and Etman are born and raised in the desert and are very experienced. They know how to drive their 4x4W with great care.
Our qualified 4x4W expert Hany Amr gives you lessons how to drive in the desert, climb the sanddunes and rescue techniques. You will get a certificate at the end of the course.
We are surrounded by historical sites from the late Roman period. Many Ptolemaic (Greek) and Roman towns were situated here. Theodelphia, Philoteris, and Dionysais are all examples of these towns.
Our experience bedouin guides will go with you.
Wadi Al-Hitan, Whale Valley, in the Western Desert of Egypt, contains invaluable fossil remains of the earliest, and now extinct, suborder of whales, Archaeoceti. These fossils represent one of the major stories of evolution: the emergence of the whale as an ocean-going mammal from a previous life as a land-based animal. This is the most important site in the world for the demonstration of this stage of evolution. It portrays vividly the form and life of these whales during their transition.
The Fayoum, sometimes referred to as the Fayoum Oasis, even though it is not a true Oasis, is situated not too far south of Cairo. It takes its name from the Coptic word, Phiom or Payomj, meaning lake or sea. During very ancient times, it was actually a sea, and today is well known for the finds of great, ancient whales. Read more: http://www.touregypt.net/featurestories/fayoumhistory.htm#ixzz2STwmwWuI
You will find a lot of animal footprints in the desert. Foxes, wolves, snakes and birds. Some times you find traces of fights between animals.
Wandering around in the oasis of Wadi Rayan, you will find the spring. You collect firewood to make your meal.
With the support of Fayoum Agro Organic Development Association you can visit an organic farm.
Bird watcher Mohamed Tarek knows exactly were to find which birds like hoopoos and owls.
Fayoum Oasis is a wonderful bird watching destination. Birds migrate to the oasis for the lush plants and the waters of Lake Qarun, the largest salt water lake in Egypt.
Here you’ll find Grebes, coots, ducks and shorebirds during winter.
In its South Western part, the Fayoum depression is also home to Wadi El Rayan, which covers 11,450 hectares of lakes, 1,580 hectares of wetlands and 160,949 hectares of desert lands. The area has been declared as a protected area in 1989.
Being near from Cairo, the area is visited yearly by Only hundreds or thousands of Egyptians and foreign tourists who enjoy the natural features of the protectorate.
You will go to Lake Qarun, a salt water desert lake very close to our site. You go with the local fisherman to catch salt water fish buri and prepare your own breakfast. Just fish, a small piece of home made flat bread and a little bit of salt and you have a delicious meal.