Welcome to Birqash Camel Market

Egypt’s largest camel market is held at Birqash (pronounced Bir’ash), a small village 35km northwest of Cairo, just on the edge of the Delta’s cultivated land. The camel market is not for the faint of heart – these beasts are not treated like beloved pets. But it can make an unforgettable day trip, especially if you’re a keen photographer. Hundreds of camels are sold here every market day, with the liveliest action... Read More

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