The Practical module in desert requires some preparations. Although we're bringing a lot of what's needed, it's good practice that you start go shopping for those items ASAP and bring them to the desert with you during this module.
Ever heard of a friend who just modified his 4x4 and ventured into Sahel's sandy beach only to humiliate himself by getting bogged down in sand? (Arabic: يغرز فى الرمل) This is to help those poor machos.
Well, few years ago, Jeep Wranglers got so many in Egypt suddenly. They claim those 4x4 SUV cars can get you everywhere but they never told you that Desert requires extra driving skills (a lot more than driving actually) to use those cars right.
This is the final schedule and instructions of the Club's Annual 4x4 Iftar for 4x4 Owners. Here are the details of the event in Ramadan 2017.
Warning: This page should be read as a part of the main page of our annual 4x4 iftar.
INTRODUCTION TO THIS YEAR'S SSC 4X4 IFTAR TRIP
Safer than ever, we got ABOU GHALY's Maintenance Car Mobile Service covering cars specially Jeeps & Subarus 4x4s as well as KTM motorbikes. In addition to the local knowledge of our Bedouin organizers preparing hot drinks, setting up toilets and providing many services.
if you go from nweba3, you need 4x4 car, if you go from dahab, you will go to Blue Hole, then take camel to Ras abu galum, then car to blue lagoon. the car rent from nweba3 300 LE, camel from blue hole 50, and the car from abu galum to blue lagoon around 40. dont expect much service, and beware of drugs use, but also there is amazing kite surfing and wind surfing inside the camp.
The most internationally award-winning lodge in Egypt. Expensive in taste and located in the furthest oasis of Western Desert and closest to elGilf elKabir with nearby airport.
Perhaps this is the most popular 'ecolodge' for Hollywood stars, European royalties and internationally recognized personalities looking for a secluded sanctuary that's both in the middle of great cultural and natural heritage furthest from sophisticated civilisation but with internationally appreciated taste for good service and accessibility.
"After about half an hour of driving on-road then another half off-road from St Catherine's city, all worries all concerns all wants seemed distant. Now I am parking the car in elTarfa oasis where the Bedouin Taxi Jeep was waiting to get me offroading across the mountains to reach this isolated Bedouin resort with my friends. No sea nor beaches. Just the Sinai wild footpaths zigzagging between the mountains with their wild beauty to lose ourselves into with the guides from the tribe of the Bedouin manager Jameel Atteya. The Egyptian mountains seemed unreal. This is all new to me."
That's what a friend once wrote me about his experience when he first went there. AlKarm is the name of the Mountain Ecolodge in Sinai and is managed and owned by Jebaleya tribesman Jameel Atteya
Driving for any trip in Egypt has to go through the hassle of Egyptian roads. From our records, it seems that most of our Safaris have higher risks driving on-road than off-road. This article is intended for those who are driving their 4x4s in a caravan/train/convoy of any sort on roads but will be very useful for any others as well.
Parking on Edges of Highways
It's not safe to park on the right side of road outside lates because some of the fastest cars sometimes choose this lane to pass others in desperate situations.
There are many ways to prepare a 4x4 for action in desert. In many ways, most stock 4x4s are ready for most actions but not for all. Some agents specialize in Egypt to fit 4x4s for such actions.
Outfitting your 4x4 with equipment has to be for a purpose so please read well why and how to prepare each for your 4x4.
It's important to mention here that 'Recovery' is the art of bringing a sand-stuck car back to traction and to be able to move itself using its own engine.
Chevrolet Tahoe 1996, V8 Vortec 5700, 250hp, 5.7L, 4 X 4, 230,000km, dark blue, Full option, ABS, Cruise Control, Automatic Transmission, Air bag. For more info on this SUV please visit http://www.motortrend.com/oftheyear/truck/112_9512_1996_chevrolet_tahoe/index.html