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Egypt

Egypt is a beautiful country located in the northeast corner of Africa. It is home to some of the world's most iconic ancient monuments, including the Great Pyramids of Giza, the Sphinx, and the Valley of the Kings. Egypt is home to some of the world's most beautiful beaches, with the Red Sea offering crystal clear waters and stunning coral reefs. The country is also known for its vibrant culture, with its bustling cities, vibrant markets, and delicious cuisine.

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Aiman

Aiman

I’m a girl who wants to enjoy life before it’s too late ❤️‍🔥✊🏻
Manar

Manar

I’m Manar 37 years Graduated from faculty of commerce
Nour

Nour

hey I'm nour mahmoud from egytp ,I would like to learn anything new, and make friends here.

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Nour

Nour

Can host for 7 days

hey I'm nour mahmoud from egytp ,I would like to learn anything new, and make friends here.
Virgin

Virgin

Can host for 4 days

I am Virgin Atef , I am a mom of two girls . I have 2 small dogs I have a big apartment with 4 rooms in the 1st floor ,i live in it with my small family ( my 2 daughters & the two dogs) I live in a safe place I can help anyone for anything I can speak English very well
Fatima

Fatima

Can host for 3 days

I am 43 ,I am single now , I love my family so mush . I love travel abroad

Experiences

Overall rating

4.2 /5

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Rating summary

Things to do

4.7/5Exciting

Safety

3.8/5Safe

Food

4.8/5Delicious

Budget

3.6/5Inexpensive
November 23, 2022

Solo travel experience

The country was beautiful and all of my tours were fantastic, I had a huge problem with harassment. Men following me down the street, grabbing my arm trying to drag me to a car, and the constant shouts and pointing. And I honestly found the police to be the most unsettling. I stayed by the pyramids and got woke up a couple times in the middle of the night from women screaming. And I'm a chunky girl who isn't used to that kind of attention. I'm not the type to be paranoid, but I was terrified most of the time to even step out on my hotel balcony. I will never go back unless it was with a group. My tour guide brought her fiance on a couple tours to just be present and that helped tremendously.

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November 19, 2022

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I spent 2 months travelling around, mostly on my own and I had the time of my life. Harassment is real, I never felt unsafe or in danger, but I was definitely catcalled, got marriage proposals and weird looks. I never covered my hair. Siwa was mesmerizing, camped in the dessert, visited the salt lakes and the oasis. Uber is cheap and safe, everyone recommended careem as well but I had a hard time using it. No issues with Uber whatsoever.

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November 10, 2022

I'd recommend learning some of the essential travel words and phrases in Egyptian Arabic, as this is the Arabic spoken in Egypt. If you're going to be in places that normally host a lot of foreigners, most likely many people will speak English. But I think most people appreciate when someone tries to speak their native language, especially in Egypt. If you can, I'd recommend a trip to the white desert, it's unreal. Also, in Cairo there are 5 million things to do and see. Cairo is a huge city with many neighborhoods so I would plan your sightseeing based on the areas of Cairo. There are lots of cool palaces, lovely mosques and churches, museums, cafes, and more to see in Cairo. I would definitely recommend Uber and I always try to go with drivers who have high ratings and have completed hundreds or thousands of rides. Within Cairo, some areas that are nice and/or have lots of things to see include Zamalek, downtown, Heliopolis, Old Cairo. You could also go to Saqqara. The beaches in Egypt are beautiful, so if you can manage to go to one would be nice. Overall, I highly recommend dressing more conservatively - this doesn't apply to all parts of Egypt, but in certain parts of Cairo you should be covering your legs, shoulders, and bust.

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November 8, 2022

I can definitely recommend Dahab. It’s a very nice Hippie town in south Sinai, I have lived there as a blond female foreigner for 3 years and I loved it. There is loads of different community’s there, diving, hiking, yoga, dancing, remote workers etc. also Luxor and Aswan are must sees as is Cairo. Personally I was disappointed by Alexandria and therefore don’t recommend it as a must see! There is Uber in Cairo but in the other places it’s mostly taxis. Not to expensive as well!

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November 7, 2022

I went back in February and can safely say I fell in love with it. It’s pure magic! I went to Cairo twice during my trip - beginning and end - and the second time in the city something clicked and I fell in love with it. I used Ubers although found it pretty hard to find my Uber driver as communicating with them & tracking them down was tricky. I relied heavily on people’s goodwill around me to help me (& it worked!). I was advised not to take taxis off the street and always Uber - altho not always possible when I couldn’t locate my Uber at times - however, I always felt relatively safe & kept my wits about me. From a language point of view I learnt basic Arabic phrases that went a long way in endearing me to locals and letting them know that I was at least trying to talk their language. The usual greetings/where can I find…/I need help etc. They are all incredibly warm people who are so keen to show you their beautiful country - but beware as many will tell you things that might not necessarily be true just to get you to visit their shop (for example I was told the museum was closed when it wasn’t as he wanted me to check out his crafts). My number one recommendation is to stay on the West Bank of the Nile in Luxor. The east bank is a sea high rise hotels & tourists - the west is like stepping back in time. I flew down from Cairo as was advised that the train wasn’t safe but to be honest if I went again I think I’d get the train during the day and see what it was like. As for food - you must try koshary - the vegetarian Egyptian national dish - at Abou Tarek in Cairo! It’s so good!!! Go to the top floor of the restaurant and they give you a proper show when they bring it out to you by preparing it for you - I loved all the guys there as they were so friendly and became a regular.

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November 6, 2022

Egypt is one of the most amazing place I’ve been! I love the chaos of Cairo- the driving is an experience and I took Uber and felt safe, if you ever feel 100% safe in Cairo traffic. I never did a hostel but a 5* hotel in Egypt can be $100 and I find everywhere you go, people are very curious/open/loving and want you to enjoy your experience (that may sound naive but I truly believe it). I’m a huge history nerd too and loved museums/sites. My advice is to go early to avoid crowds. I love Koshari, which doesn’t have milk or eggs. Very cheap and filling. I’m a vegetarian so I found the food very accommodating.

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November 5, 2022

I love Egypt. One of my favorite places is Dahab. Siwa is also beautiful, as it's Aswan, Luxor, Hurghada, Sharm El-Sheikh and Giza. I travel through the country by bus, as they go everywhere you want to go.

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November 5, 2022

Group travel experience

Went 2 years ago. It was awesome. I would recommend going with a tour company. There are still unsettled and dangerous areas and customs that will take advantage of you if you don’t have a local with you. Our tour went up and down the Nile, then over to Haghada which is like a resort town.

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November 5, 2022

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We had a guide and I preferred that in Egypt. Usually I don’t do guides, but I don’t speak Arabic, and it really saved us a lot of time. We skipped lots of lines and had a great time everywhere because our guide could give us all the info.

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October 10, 2022

100% hire a guide or join a group for the pyramids. As soon as you walk outside your hotel you will have people approaching you. Aswan was the same, as was Luxor. Do a food tour in Cairo!! I did the Nile cruise which was good, it includes guides at all the sites, I finished off with a hot air balloon at sun rise over the valley of the kings. Worth it! Once in Luxor I'd suggest staying on the West bank of Luxor in a guest house. So quiet, more local and you'll have a more enjoyable experience. Also if you want to, on the West Bank is a horse riding stable and rescue. It's a wonderful experience to meet with the owners, swim and ride the rehabilitated horses. There is a lot of animal exploitation in Egypt, so it was nice to find a local stable.

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August 26, 2022

Group travel experience

I did a tour of Egypt with G Adventures last summer. I love how they did it because we didn’t have to plan a thing. We just showed up! Any historical tour, of course, will be amazing! I found that the further south you went in Egypt, the more conservative they dressed. I wore long, flowy skirts with t shirts and fit in perfectly. It was nerve wracking at first and the language was intimidating, but you’ll find that they’re some of the best people in the world. My favorite restaurant, by far, was Al-Sahaby Lane Restaurant in Luxor. Cheap, delicious, and you sit on a rooftop terrace that overlooks Luxor Temple and the Thebes mountains.

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August 9, 2022

I lived in Egypt and Saudi Arabia for 10 years. Don’t plan on packing any shorts or tank tops at all, unless you purchase an abaya before hand. Covering your hair would be respectful, but covering your body is essential. Blend in and you’ll be more comfortable, especially considering you don’t know the language. Familiarize yourself with the customs and intentions of the mattawa (religious police) so you know what to do if you’re approached by them. I highly recommend a nile dinner cruise. I’m not sure if this still holds true, but- when you get to Giza, prepare to approach via camel or horseback, wear pants, and pay for the tour. The tour guides can get you some great photos (photos are forbidden in the tombs, but the guides will hook you up). The Hilton Cairo is about 90 floors high. Request a room in one of the towers- they have the best views of the Nile and the city.

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August 6, 2022

Group travel experience

I travelled with 3 men for 6 weeks through Egypt, I'm dark skinned and covered up from head to toe (practically in a hijab) and I still got groped and harassed in public (also by a security guard at a museum!)...sadly the ancient culture is much more civilised than the current one. My advice: cover yourself from head to toe, don't even talk to any local men unless they're with their families, and always travel with a man who is your 'husband'. I wouldn't go back if you paid me but the 3 day Felucca trip was a highlight.

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July 22, 2022

Solo travel experience

As a white, blonde, young female traveler, I found that the people I encountered (not all Egyptians, but at least the people I met) were rude to me. I was constantly harassed (and I don't mean to sell me stuff although I did get this constantly too). I did not have an enjoyable time. Sure, the sights are pretty, but the country was not hospitable to me at all.

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July 15, 2022

As an Egyptian, I’m happy to recommend some local insights. For transportation, definitely go for Uber, its the safest and easiest option. Start with Cairo and spend a maximum of 3/4 days there. Adding to this, Luxor is a must, I’d also recommend visiting Aswan along with Luxor (& explore the Nubian Village).

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Find answers to all your travel questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Egypt safe for solo female travellers?

Yes, Egypt is generally safe for solo female travelers. However, it is important to take precautions and be aware of your surroundings. Be sure to dress modestly, avoid walking alone at night, and be aware of your belongings. It is also recommended to research the areas you plan to visit and to stay in reputable hotels.

Is Egypt good for solo female travellers?

Yes, Egypt is generally safe for solo female travelers. However, it is important to take precautions and be aware of your surroundings. It is recommended to dress modestly, avoid walking alone at night, and be aware of scams.

Is Egypt expensive for solo travellers?

Egypt can be an affordable destination for solo travelers. Accommodation, food, and transportation are all relatively inexpensive. However, some activities, such as tours and entrance fees to attractions, can be more expensive. It is best to research prices before traveling to ensure you are getting the best value for your money.

What do I need to know before traveling to Egypt?

Visas

All visitors to Egypt must obtain a visa prior to arrival. Depending on your nationality, you may be able to obtain a visa on arrival at the airport.

Vaccinations

Certain vaccinations are recommended for travelers to Egypt, including hepatitis A, typhoid, and rabies.

Currency

The official currency of Egypt is the Egyptian pound. US dollars and euros are also widely accepted.

Language

Arabic is the official language of Egypt, but English is widely spoken in tourist areas.

Safety

Egypt is generally a safe destination, but it is important to be aware of your surroundings and take necessary precautions.

Climate

Egypt has a hot, dry climate with temperatures ranging from hot in the summer to mild in the winter.

Dress

It is important to dress modestly when visiting Egypt, especially when visiting religious sites.

What is the best time to travel to Egypt?

The best time to travel to Egypt is during the winter months of December, January, and February. The summer months of June, July, and August can be very hot and humid.

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