About Badawiya Expedition travel
Welcome to the Badawiya Expedition Travel Company. This is a family-owned company, both owned and run by the three Ali brothers: Hamdi, Atef and Saad. We are genuine Bedouin, born and raised in Farafra, the Western Desert's smallest oasis.
We dreamed of creating a company that could provide services for a wide variety of visitors to the desert. In June 2005, our dream became reality, when Badawiya Expedition Travel was founded and has gread A. Our head office is based in the Farafra Oasis.
Since the formation of Badawiya Expedition Travel, we have made every effort to act responsibly towards the environment.
Our goal is to safeguard the Protectorate of the White Desert through Eco-Tourism. This represents the main economic activity of the oasis.
Our philosophy is to protect the White Desert and at the same time to work on developing the Farafra Oasis community.
Looking towards the future, we hope that more tourists will opt for our utterly peaceful, eco-friendly camel tours of the desert, where everyone can leave behind all thoughts of the constant rushing, stress, noise and pollution of city life and work. For those with less time, or those who prefer greater ease of travel, a fleet of 4WD cars is available.
On our family's agricultural land we use organic farming methods to produce much of the fresh fruit and vegetables for our hotels and for the meals cooked during the desert expeditions. Our camels rest at the farm when not trekking with tourists through the beautiful White Desert.
Explore the White Desert, the Black Desert, Crystal Mountain and the sand dunes near Farafra by camel or in jeeps, and sleep under the starry sky, in tents or at our hotels in Farafra and Dakhla.
Discover with us the Western Oases of Bahariya, Farafra, Dakhla, Kharga, and Siwa and the more remote sites of Gilf Kebir, Gebel Uwaynat, and the Silica Glassfield.
We offer unforgettable desert safaris, which we put together for you exclusively, with great attention to detail, so our guests all receive a tailor-made match for each request, be it individually or as a group.
Our prices include jeep or camel, driver /guide (he will also cook for you in the desert), tents, mattresses, blankets, food (full board), water and soft drinks (except alcoholic drinks which guests will have to provide themselves), hotel accommodation if needed and transfers to and from Cairo or Luxor (depending on the program).
Also included, but not charged for, is the unique feeling of relaxation that comes from being in the desert. The clean air, the silence only broken by the wind whistling past you and the almost supernatural shapes eroded by the effects of wind and sand. These elements, when put together, bring a sense of peace and well-being to those lucky enough to be on a responsibly-run desert safari.