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OverviewUnusual private tour to the Camel market of Birqashin Cairo Where you can see unusual sites in Cairo this Tour is available on Friday & Saturday right there you will see the Camel trades and Merchant, where they Buy and Sell Camels in Egypt.
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Which is Considered one of Egypt's most extraordinary experiences. Just a 45 minute (60km) drive away fromCairolies one of the biggest markets for camel meat in all of Africa.
The meat demands of Cairos 20 million inhabitants mean that this camel market is lively and animated every day as hundreds of animals are bought and sold. Tourists love to go on Fridays when the traffic and bartering in the market is at its highest.
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 toBirqash Camel Marketvia several oases in the back of large trucks.
They travel over 700 miles and spend, in total around three months on the road. By the time they get to Birqash, many camels are emaciated due to the poor travelling conditions and from extended periods of time spent packed in the back of trucks.
Be mentally prepared for what awaits you when you enter the compound. A visit to Birqash is not for the faint of heart. Wounded camels with open sores and other ailments are hobbled by their owners so that they dont run away.
However, this doesnt stop their attempts. Have your wits about you, or you run the risk of being hit by one of the animals as they make their escape. Few get very far and are quickly beaten violently back into submission by their angry owners. Many nationalities are represented here amongst the traders who spend their lives on the road.
If you're interested in purchasing a camel of your very own, prices start from around 200 for a small one. For the bigger, healthier beasts prices can reach as much as 550 but all is subject to yournegotiation skills.The traders here are skilled negotiators and watching this animatedprocess take place is one of the highlights of visiting the market.
after you finish your tour you will be transferred back toyourhotel.
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Transport by private vehicle
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Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
Children must be accompanied by an adult
Dress code is smart casual
This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
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