We arrived in Dahab without reservations for excursions but knew we wanted to go to Petra and Mt. Sinai. I emailed King Safari Dahab ahead of time to feel them out and they were prompt to respond and very helpful. When we arrived in Dahab we stopped by the office and made our reservation for Mt. Sinai (which left that evening) without any problems and for a great price. The next night we stopped by the office to arrange for our trip to Petra (again for a good price and no hassle). Both tours were excellent and the logistics were on point. FYI for Petra they will need a copy of your passport and you need to book at least 48 hours in advance as they need to provide your info to the appropriate authorities. We did the Mt Sinai sunrise trip here are my words of wisdom…bring hiking shoes, a good flash light, don’t be afraid to hire a camel on the way up – its actually a wise idea, its tricky hiking down on very little sleep and due to the terrain so be careful otherwise have fun! BTW, I wouldn’t hire the camel going down (I did) its slower and painful going down on a camel (you feel the impact of each uneven step that the camel goes down – I had to as I fell coming down the uneven terrain and sprained my ankle bc my running shoes didn’t provide support but the camel is fast and comfortable when your going up the mountain. Again if you don’t bring the appropriate shoes with support you will fall and potentially hurt yourself so be careful. I’m in my 30′s and very athletic but fell and bust my butt…lol Remember your climbing 7500 feet up in the dark and down in the morning sun.
I recently sent my nephew on a tour of white and coloured canyons with King of Safari and have used them regularly for transfers to and from Sharm airport. The tour was great, they picked him up on time, the driver bought him an Egyptian breakfast on the way and then they had a great tour of the canyons with lots of information including cultural and historical nuggets of knowledge. For Mount Sinai the bedouin guide often disappeared to smoke shishas on the way up but was friendly enough and the community seems to benefit from tourism which is good to see. Joseph and his brother Bob go out of their way to help find the best trip at the best price and we even found them in the office at midnight willing to book a tour for the next day. I would recommend this company to anyone wanting to see attractions in the Sinai area.
I booked a flight / hotel package which didn’t include transfers. A Tripadvisor forum on Sharm – Dahab transfers suggested King Safari so I emailed them and got an almost immediate response asking for a small deposit through Moneybookers which went through automatically followed a few minutes later by confirmation of my booking – very impressive! So for a total cost of 44euros and only a few minutes of my time my return transfer was sorted. On both pick ups the minibus was there on time and no wasting time on a coach that stops at every hotel on the way and the bonus of extra beach time!
Booked with them in September for my White canyon camel tour!
Great tour guides Wesa and Kyro who was knowledgeable and really took care of us (we were 2 girls!) Always ready to share about Dahab, help us with photos and up and down those crazy mountains. thanks guys!
Had a great time! Would highly recommend them for Dahab tours! =)
We used King Safari for our recent transfers from Sharm airport upto Dahab ,they were on time at the airport with a good name card for easy recognition,efficient transfers between hotels ,and again on time for our airport return.We visited their offices in Dahab and bought some souveniers there ,staff were very friendly ,I highly recommend them.
i can say that they are people you can really depend on, when u are going to make many trips and u don,t know where to go,is it good price or not?
i just wanted to enjoy my trip, i saw the website , i traveled to Dahab , i called them and they arranged very nice trips , till i really wanted something so special for me ,i asked them to have bbq at night under the stars at the beach but to go with quad bike . really they did it in a very nice way with reasonable price .
i advise u just to go there and tell them what u really want to do, as i did i am sure ull love it as i did too.
Hi to everybody at King Safari,
I had an amazing time during all the trips with your agency and there have been lots of them while I have been in Dahab. I want to thank Bob, his brother and the entire staff and guides for taking care that I’m enjoying myself at any moment (sorry for not mentioning other names but I’m really bad at remembering them). The agency is really well organized with wonderful and helpful staff, competent guides, competitive prices and great trips and activities! And, as a plus, if you want something different than what they have on offer, they’ll do everything to make your wishes come true!
The list below tells you, the prospective customer, the trips I have been to, my thoughts and some advice:
1. Snorkeling at the Ras Mohammed (3 snorkeling trips in 1: one more beautiful than the other) and Blue Hole (watch out at the Blue Hole as it is very deep but it’s worth it; if you are not accustomed to big depths, like I wasn’t and panicked for a couple of minutes, prepare yourself ahead and take somebody with you). I have been in April 2012 in Dahab and the water was quite cold, especially along the abrupt reefs, so put on either a swimsuit or special clothing.
2. Submarine trip (good chance for photos and for people who don’t snorkel but still want to see the coral reefs; note: quite chilly when going down the boat, so take something to put on).
3. Quad biking (first time I did this and it instantly became my favorite experience: what a rush!).
4. Horse riding (very good and patient guide; prepare yourself for some pain after the galloping – you can guess the body part I’m referring to!)
5. 2 day jeep and camel safari (I was pleasantly surprised by the Closed Canyon, which is really narrow so you have to be quite slim to get to the end of it, and the Mushroom Rock – quite a wonder rock. I spent the night in the Ain Khondra Oasis, which is an excellent chance to spend some time with the bedouins, observe their customs, talk to them and sleep under the naked sky, watched only by the stars. Note: when spending the night in an oasis, take a sheet with you to put it over their bed: trust me on this but don’t be put off by this advice – take it as it is and go there & spend the night! It’s worth it!
6. Stargazing (wow, indeed; if you come from Europe, it’s a must. It’s your chance to discover a different layout of the stars, explained to you in plain terms and actually see through the telescope the Saturn and Venus planets and the mighty Moon, plus a very enjoyable evening with food, music and dance).
7. Rainbow Canyon (just one word to describe my feelings: speechless! Indeed, all the colours with so different patterns mixed up with strange shapes carved in the rocks by the wind… 2 hours and a half of delight).
8. St. Catherine’s Monastery and Mount Sinai. (oh my, what a climb: I really thought it will finish me off! It was quite challenging for me but bear in mind I’m a smoker and usually spend the time sitting in front of the computer. So, if you are like me, just take the camel-taxi going up from the beginning, cause if you take it later, like I did, it will cost you the same (don’t think you’ll need the camel going down though, after the stairs going down is quite easy). The camel doesn’t ride till the top of the mountain anyway, so you’ll have to climb about 300 stairs made out of big rocks and feel good about yourself that you still put some effort in it! But when you finally get to the top to see the sun rising and discover little by little the views of the surrounding mountains, you’ll only want to either stay there or to do it again the next day! And how many times can you say you have climbed the actual mountain of Moses! Don’t forget to stop and pray at the Monastery!)
Note: for all your trips in the desert don’t forget to take with you water, sunscreen and insect repellent!
In closing, I just want to say I’m glad I’ve met all of you and hope to visit Dahab again in the future as I still have to do the scubadiving and who knows… maybe stay another month!?
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