Kayaks, Deserts & Lakes
Why take this trip?
This short escape is ideal for people who can't take several days off, it's created to suit your weekend break!
Join us for a hands-on camping experience with experts.
You don't need kayaking experience to join us, only a soul ready for adventure!
At night, after an excitingly exhausting day, we all gather in a big circle to cook our dinner under the clear night sky.
Hike in spacious breathtaking sceneries and see Fayoum in a totally different light.
On the second day, you will be having lunch on an island while enjoying the view.
Pumpkin soup at camp, crossing the equator, sleeping lion & above all making my way to the summit at night are all memories that are hard to wipe out! My life has been forever changed by this magical travel experience!!
Hala Mohie Eldin
The trip was beyond awesome!!
This trip really exceeded my expectations! Wild Guanabana offered me a life altering experience that I'll never forget for as long as I live. They had us well prepared & everything was well organized upon our arrival :)
- Sightseeing and/or relaxation
- Light adventure, no previous experience or training required
- A challenge, no previous experience necessary. A moderate level of fitness and preparation are required
- Previous experience and intensive training is required
- Basic: lodging in guest houses, small hotels and/or camping. Mix of private and public transportation
- Standard: Clean and comfortable accommodation and/or well-maintained campsites. Mostly private transportation with occasional public transport when unavoidable.
- Luxury: Hand-picked luxury lodging or pampered campsites. Private and upgraded transportation facilities.
tCO2 = Tonnes of Carbon Dioxide Equivalent
How we do it
As an ethical and responsible travel company, we reduce our carbon footprint by designing trips that are low carbon impact and carefully calculating the impact with the help of an environmental consultancy. We then buy carbon credit equivalents to offset all emissions that cannot be reduced including those resulting from our day-to-day business operations. Our offsetting is done through an energy efficient stoves project in Kenya. On request, every traveller receives their own PDF offset certificate post-travel. Wild Guanabana is the first carbon-neutral travel company in the Middle East & North Africa. Note: We do not sell or issue flight tickets ourselves so consequently we don't offset those emissions.
What does offsetting mean anyway?
It's a way of reducing your ecological impact by 'neutralizing' the impact of your carbon footprint. Actions associated with travel amount to around a third of greenhouse gas emissions worldwide. Carbon offsetting offers a solution to reduce the impact of your travel by purchasing carbon credits that are invested in activities that reduce CO2. While this doesn't erase all of the environmental impact, it does serve to help reinvest into the planet and contribute to activities which help its conversation. For more information on Carbon offsetting read more from our partners ERCC Carbon and our Sustainable Travel International.
Which month to travel:
Itinerary Details / Price Inclusions & Exclusions
Day 1: Off to Fayoum (L/D):
We'll meet at the WG headquarters to take the bus ride. You'll be dropped off by the at waterfalls of the Rayan Southern Lake, after enjoying the scene and perhaps taking some pictures, you will be given a briefing on kayaking, safety rules and packing. You’ll then kayak the 6 kilometers down to Camp 1, during which you have the opportunity to eat lunch in the middle of the lake, quite a remarkable experience! After taking a shower and a brief rest at Camp 1, you will then prepare your dinner, followed by stargazing, sharing stories and perhaps playing some games.
Day 2: Into the river (B/L/D):
Today, you’ll wake up to an early breakfast to fuel up for 9 kilometers of kayaking! If we’re lucky, we’ll be able to see the flamingos and kayak to the sound of birds. We can pause for some birdwatching! Once again, we’ll have a mid-lake lunch, this time on an island! After kayaking, we will hike 4 km to Camp 2 where you will rinse off the salt and begin preparing your dinner. Tonight, you’ll eat enjoying the quaint and beauty of the dessert life.
Day 3: Village, Lake & Homebound (B/L):
After breakfast, you’ll hike a 5-kilometer path to the buses that will transport you to the village of Tunis for lunch. You’ll get to witness a wide view of Lake Qarun, a salt-water remnant of an ancient freshwater lake. While in the village you’ll also have the opportunity to check out local pottery shops and get a few souvenirs. Buses leave for Cairo by 2 pm.
Guidelines and Emergency:
You are here to enjoy the nature, not to harm it. Please take nothing but pictures, and leave nothing but your awesome vibe. Our WG journeys are tracked, the group’s movement is lively updated to our headquarters; and we will always take the move in time in case of any emergency. If you need to call your family at any point when we are off the grid; the minute over our satellite connection is for 20 EGP.
All the adventurers participating in our journeys have to follow our WG leader. You must put on the protective gear when applicable. Always try as much as you can to walk in pairs. Never put your hand in a bush, or try to move the rocks; reptiles love these places. Try to always stay close to the group so that you can avoid getting lost. Never panic, our WG leader is well experienced to handle the situation. Always stay close to the group and to our WG leader; always inform any of your group mates if nature calls.
- This price is based on 14 participants
- Accommodation (Tents/Lodges)
- All activities as mentioned above
- All meals as mentioned above (B= Breakfast, L= Lunch, D= Dinner)
- Round trip from Cairo to Fayoum
- Two 4x4 support cars
- Program design
- First Aid trained local guides and camp crew
- Permits when needed
- Experienced English speaking guide
- Camping gear
- Personal items
- Sleeping bag