Take the opportunity to observe local life in action, and save glamorous photos in your memory with this private half-day tour of Birqash Camel Mart, 22 miles (35 kilometers) from Cairo. Your personal guide will clarify the comings and goings as dealers and merchants bargain over their cambered mares at the hustling and bustling bazaar, Egypt’s first largest camel mart. The ideal days to visit are on Fridays or Sundays, on which this tour hits.
Our Samo Tours expert guide will pick you up from your hotel by a convenient air conditioned vehicle to Birqash where the Camel Market is held “around 60 km driving from Cairo”. We will pick you up at around 7.00 am to be able to arrive during the culmination time of the mart. It’s one of the major markets for camel meat in Africa. Camels are annually assembled at Darb al-Arba’in, the famous 40 Day Road. This ancient caravan route starts in Sudan and ends in Birqash. The camels are gathered through Sudan, Eritrea, and Somalia to southern Egypt. From there, most camels are shipped to Birqash Camel Mart through various oases in the back of large trucks.
After completing the tour you will go back to the vehicle following the way to your hotel.