Tuesday, 15 December 2009


To promote Egypt for birding tourism and help build national capacity in birdwatching:

I want to inform the birding community that the "Birding Egypt' team has moved from Traveline and has started a new tourism company Thebes Tours International. This is the only Egyptian tourist agency specialised in birding tourism. Sally Khayatt makes arrangements for tours and Abdulla Ali, the company representative, knows the sites and target species and accompanies birders. I, Mindy Baha El Din is working as a consultant assisting and advising them on birding tourism ie. species, sites, itineraries, marketing, quality control, capacity building, etc...

Thebes Tours can make all local arrangements for birding tours to Egypt for groups and individuals. They can organise day trips for birding in the Cairo area or arrange tours around the country. They can make all arrangements for your visit: hotels, meals, transportation, flights, guides, sightseeing, etc..They cater both to the budget birder as well as to the more well to do. They can design birds and history tours and twitching tours of Egypt or more general nature tours. Thebes can also make arrangements to combine a tour to Egypt with visits to other countries e.g Jordan, Syria, Israel, Libya and Sudan.

Thebes Tours is working on locating and gaining access to sites for Egyptian specialities such as Three-banded Plover, Red-billed Tropic bird, Veaurruax's Eagle, Pharaoh's Eagle Owl, Egyptian Nightjar, Painted Snipe, African Skimmer, Lichenstein's Sandgrouse and more. We are developing a network of local guides and tourism providers for birding tourism. Recently, we resumed boat rides on Lake Nasser which had been prohibited.

Thebes Tours is specialising in birding eco-tourism in the southern Red Sea. We are using a local ground agent that can arrange boats and safari trips to desert sites that were previously inaccessible, such as Wadi Gamal, Wadi Lahmi, Sheikh Shasli and Bir Abraq. We are also exploring organising tours to Wadi Allaqi which was the last place that Ostrich was seen in Egypt. Unfortunately, Gabel Elba is still not open to foreign visitors, but if and when it does be sure we will be the first company to organise birding tours there.

If you want to see birds in Egypt, especially the specialities, Thebes Tours International is the best Egyptian tourist company to assist you. We are ground agents for the top names in birding tourism!

For more information or to arrange your next birding tour to Egypt contact!

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