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How to prepare Toyota Fortuner for Sahara Offroading

Toyota Fortuner is a rising star in the offroading scene in Egypt. It inherited the formidable design of the amazing hilux, the reliability of Toyota, the offroading experience of the Land Cruiser and the comfort of the Japanese designs.

To take it offroad, one has to:


GPS Smartphones

GPS realm has moved from standalone devices such as Garmin and Tomtom, to Smartphones with OSs such as iOS, Android and Windows.

Famous Apps now exist on each platform benefiting from the hi-tech technologies available on Smartphones and were never feasible on standalone GPSs (eg, gyroscopes). But in the overall, Android Apps seems to be a lot more advanced than other OSs. Few stands up for the outdoors such as:


How to Buy a Bike in Egypt

Biking is not that common in Egypt among adults, but sure it's booming. That's why some experienced bikers decided to write this page. To save time and help promote the idea to a wider audience in the Club of SaharaSafaris and beyond.


Jeep is the first offroad vehicle ever built and was first introudced by americans as a military light vehicle as first 4x4. Now the brand is the most established name anywhere in the world for a 4x4. It makes the native name in many languages including Egyptian "Jebb" for any 4x4.


Method to Get There: 
4x4 advised
Sheikh Jamil Atteya 01001324693
Cost Per Night: 
EGP 120 per person including 3 meals
Wadi Gharba, Sheikh Awaad. South Sinai. Egypt. Or go to:,33.896732
"After about half an hour of driving on-road then another half off-road from St Catherine's city, all worries all concerns all wants seemed distant. Now I am parking the car in elTarfa oasis where the Bedouin Taxi Jeep was waiting to get me offroading across the mountains to reach this isolated Bedouin resort with my friends. No sea nor beaches. Just the Sinai wild footpaths zigzagging between the mountains with their wild beauty to lose ourselves into with the guides from the tribe of the Bedouin manager Jameel Atteya. The Egyptian mountains seemed unreal. This is all new to me."
That's what a friend once wrote me about his experience when he first went there. AlKarm is the name of the Mountain Ecolodge in Sinai and is managed and owned by Jebaleya tribesman Jameel Atteya


The Oasis of Baharia is the closest to Cairo and largest of all Western Desert oases in Egypt (Arabic: el-Wa7at el-Baharia الواحات البحرية).

Along with Siwa Oasis, elBaharia is the capital of Safari services providers to Western Desert and is considered the last station of Gas and Food and Water rations before most medium-ranged safaris to the Sahara.

How to prepare Jeep Cherokee XJ for Sahara Offroading

Jeep Cherokee XJ (1996-2001) are one of the most successful Jeep Cherokee models for desert offroading in Egypt.



Light, powerful, rigid (although unibody) and plenty of aftermarket parts for optimization. In this article, we collect all the how-to avoid and enhance the performance of this car specifically for Sahara offroaders.

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