Escape the beaten track, witness local life in action, and capture fascinating photos on this private half-day tour of Birqash Camel Market, 22 miles (35 kilometers) from Cairo. Your private guide will explain the comings and goings as dealers and merchants haggle over their humped steeds at the noisy, bustling bazaar, Egypt’s largest camel market. The best days to visit are Fridays and Sundays, when this tour departs.
Departure & Return Location
All taxes, fees and handling charges
Professional photographer guide
Qualified Egyptologist guide
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Day 1Our Tour
Our Samo Tours tour guide will pick you up from your hotel by air conditioned vehicle on your way to Birqash where the Camel Market is held “around 60 km driving from Cairo”. The pickup time will be around 7.00 am in order to arrive during the peak time of the market. It’s one of the biggest markets for camel meat in all of Africa. Camels are annually herded up the Darb al-Arba’in, the famous 40 Day Road. This ancient caravan route starts in Sudan and ends in Birqash. The camels are herded through Sudan, Eritrea, and Somalia to southern Egypt. From there, most camels are shipped to Birqash Camel Market via several oases in the back of large trucks.
After finishing the tour you will get back to the vehicle on the way to your hotel.