Red Sea Desert Adventures
Red Sea Desert Adventures information
This extremely professional safari outfit, run by Dutch geologist Karin van Opstal and Austrian Thomas Krakhofer, offers tailor-made walking, camel and jeep safaris throughout the Eastern Desert. Both have lived in Marsa Alam for over a decade. They are authorities on the geography, culture and history of this area and work closely with local Ababda tribespeople.
Tours start at approximately €60 per person, though cost varies depending on the specifications of your uniquely catered tour, the size of your party and the time of year. In order for the necessary permits to be organised for multiday desert safaris, try to book at least one month in advance. It also offers day tours to Shalatein (€80) and the emerald mines of Wadi Gimal (€90).