This is a half day tour to Camel Market at Birqash where you can see hundreds of camels being sold and bought. Maybe you can buy a camel for yourself!
At 8:00 am, we will pick you up from your hotel in either Cairo or Giza to take you to Egypt's Largest Camel Market - Birqash Camel Market, which is 35km from Cairo.
The best day to visit is Friday, when the market is most lively in the earlier parts of the morning (7am-9am). The market is open till 1pm but most of the trading happens before 11am.
This market used take place in Imbaba, but as the city expanded, the camel market was moved to the suburb of Birqash which is at the edge of the Western Desert.
Hundreds of Camels are sold here everyday. But this is definitely not a market for the animal lover. The animals aren't in pitiable condition, but they could be treated much, much better than they currently are.
Camels from Sudan are brought into Egypt on the 40 day road via Abu Simbel to the market in Daraw. The unsold camels are then loaded into trucks and brought to Birqash after a 24 hour drive.
Camels also arrive from the rest of Egypt and sometimes from Somalia. These camels are traded for other livestock or cash and are mostly bought for farm work or consumption. Photo opportunities are abundant.
After talking to the traders, and enjoying the hustle bustle of the market, we will prepare to head out.
After you are done, we will take you back to your hotel in Cairo.
Please note that these tours are only available on Fridays and Sundays.