Tuna al Gebel

This article covers the south-western area of Minia

Mallawi, Ashmounin, Hermopolis and Tuna el-Gebel:  are all scattered in the area of Mallawi which is 45 KM south of Minia on the same western bank so you just go south from minia till mallawi and then start the tour going west and inside the area. 


Beni Hassan

This article covers all the south-eastern area of Minia. 

Beni Hassan (Arabic: بنى حسن) - Istable Antar (Arabic: اسطبل عنتر) - Zawyet el Soltan (Arabic: زاوية السلطان)- El Sheikh Ebada (Arabic: الشيخ عبادة). Almost 25 kms south east of minia so u have to cross the big bridge to the east bank and then go south


TELL- El-AMARNA (Arabic: تل العمارنة)
Access: By road or rail to Deir-Mawas, 11 K.M south of Mallawi; then by car
to the ferry crossing to the eastern bank of the Nile.


There's no doubt that Upper Egypt is a distinct part of Egypt. Al Minia is one of the northern-most of all. Al Minia is called by some to be The Bride of Upper Egypt.

Trips Guidelines

In SaharaSafaris where trips/outings are mostly announced on the Forum (yahoogroups) there are only two types of them:


  1. Collaborative with no money retained as profit by the Leader
  2. Commercial: any activity in which the organizer on Saharasafaris is retaining money after the organization

There are several policies for the Collaborative cost-sharing, most important of which are two:

Western Desert - Egypt

Thurs 24th September: Leave by car (Toyota Corolla) at 1 in the afternoon from Cairo, via 6th of October towards ‘El Wahat’. We finally arrive at around 19:00 in Bahareya Oasis and it looks like the desert, feels like the desert and smells like the desert. At first sight Bahareya looks like a bunch of 2 floor cement houses thrown together close to the main street, but then we take a few alleys and find out that there is much more to do here.


It's a country of diversity and rapid progress.

botanical garden (penang)

botanical garden (penang)
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