Egypt has been the world’s most desirable tourist destination since the innovation of tourism several thousand years ago. Marvelling at Egypt’s antiquities will form a major aspect of our tour and we will visit all the important sites, from riding camels around the Sphinx and Great Pyramids of Giza, to being dazzled by the nocturnal Sound-and-Light show at the giant Abu Simbel statues of Ramses II. The birding and natural history aspect of Egypt will, of course not, be ignored, as our tour is timed to coincide with the peak of the impressive bird migration between Africa and Eurasia. Millions of storks, raptors, waders and passerines passing through and resting in any areas of greenery make birding here easy and enjoyable. The pleasant and undemanding birding, combined with breath-taking antiquities, are further augmented by top-class hotels, great food, a cruise on the Nile, incredible snorkelling in the Red Sea and exciting shopping opportunities, all of which make this a thoroughly enjoyable tour for both birders and non-birders alike!


*Egypt increased antiquity entrance fees and tourist levies by approximately 50% as of mid 2023*

 

Top Birds

Greater Painted-snipe; Streaked Scrub Warbler; Nile Valley Sunbird; Sinai Rosefinch; Trumpeter Finch; Crowned Sandgrouse; White-eyed Gull; migrating raptors

Top Mammals

Red Fox, various bats

Habitats Covered

desert, wadis (dry riverbeds), arid scrubby plains, Nile River and associated wetlands, shoreline and off-shore islands, mountains

Expected Climate

warm and dry conditions with cooler evenings

Max Group Size

1 - 10 with 1 Rockjumper leader / 11 - 14 with 2 Rockjumper leaders

Tour Pace & Walking

leisurely pace, undemanding walks on flat terrain

Accommodation

comfortable to luxurious

Ease of Birding

relaxed and easy

Number of Species Expected

180

Other Attractions

key Egyptian antiquities, Nile River cruise, coral reef snorkelling, shopping

Photographic Opportunities

good to excellent

What our clients say about us

David Hoddinott
SS, Egypt 2023

Our tour with David Hoddinott was educational and awe inspiring. David helped the tour to run smoothly and with his tremendous knowledge of the birds he helped us maximize our sightings of the native and migratory species. In addition, the local guides assisted our understanding of the antiquities we were viewing and made the customs of the countries (both Egypt and Jordan) interesting and manageable. David was enthusiastic, dynamic and engaging and an all round competent and enjoyable leader. We would highly recommend this tour with David.

Mark Beevers
RS - Egypt 2022

Overall, this was a terrific trip - lots of variety in what we did and the experiences we had, fabulous antiquities, a superb cultural guide, personable and very knowledgeable bird guides and a really great group of participants. I would wholeheartedly recommend this trip to others, especially to people like myself who are not that interested anymore in a trip that offers nothing but birding. That's simply too narrow for me these days.

Egypt - Birds & Antiquities 2025

01 Apr 2025 - 18 Apr 2025 (18 days)

USD11,000 - Spaces Available

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Tour Leader: Robert Williams

Pricing notes : *Prices are estimated and dates may change* Egypt increased antiquity entrance fees and tourist levies by approximately 50% as of mid 2023

Tour price (Per person): USD11,000 * GBP8,854 * EUR10,366 * AUD17,168

Can be linked with: Jordan - Petra Extension 2025

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