World at 1924
Egypt and Orient
Britain and West
Why This Site?
His Legendary Adventures!
Ahmed Hassanein Pasha―an Oxford-graduate
Egyptian, grandson of the last Admiral of Egyptian fleet, son of Al-Azhar
Professor, diplomat, Olympic champion, Photographer, Writer, King's
tutor, politician and a world-famous legendary explorer of the 1920s.
Ahmed from the National
Geographic Magazine September 1924
Those pages of SaharaSafaris.org are
dedicated to information about his 1923 expedition in which he
discovered Owenat in the Libyan Desert that brought him to fame and
later a meteoric political career.You'll find here the only
occurrence on the web of the article he
wrote to National Geographic (American magazine) in September 1924
complete with 47 impressive photos of his that were scanned directly
from the magazine itself (he had movies too). Not only is
his accounts are funny, witty, and romantic, but is
terribly exciting as well. (A pdf version good for printing could be
I am sure you'll be
surprised how good reading this was and you'll (like I did) want to know
more about Ahmed, his identity and career, and the unusually eventful
time in which he lived. Well, you'll find here a brief
historical background to what was happening in Ahmed'snative country, Ottomans, and Senussis.
And what was happening in the West
specially Britain at this time. There's also a quick coverage of theworld's fashions of the time in sports, science
and industry, etc. that could help in reconstructing a good
understanding of the
life which he led, and more. If you have comments or
questions, just go ahead anddiscuss
what you think of this man, his adventures and his world.
There are little history about this
guy, so you are encouraged to share
this website with all your friends who might be
interested or would be surprised how history makes desert safaris more
than just trips.Mohamed Mabrouk
Giza, January 2006.
Message from Hassanein Pasha's
Dear Mr Mabrouk,Thank you for reviving Ahmed Hassanein's feats in the Libyan Desert.
Ahmed Hassanein, wrote his book "The Lost
Oases" in Arabic as well as in English. And a translation was made in
German.Wish you all the best in your feats in the
(Grand-daughter of Ahmad Hassanein)