Qualified personnel are the key to successful and enjoyable deep desert travel. Experienced guides will ensure that your trip is safe, enjoyable and stimulating. Capable crewmembers will ensure your safety, comfort and ease of movement from one campsite to the other. You will have all the time in the world to relax and contemplate the surroundings; it's environment and history.
Although Zarzora Expedition is relatively a new company, each member of its crew is desert hardened with years of experience under his belt. They come from desert related backgrounds such as exploration, scientific surveying, military patrolling, rally race reconnaissance and oil companies exploration. They know the desert well and know what it takes to make desert travel both safe comfortable and enjoyable.
Ahmed Al-Mestekawi is the senior guide of Zarzora Expedition. His long career and outstanding achievements in military desert patrolling makes him the obvious choice as our senior guide. His expertise was called upon during the peak years of the recognized Pharaohs Rally where he was recruited as the Rescue Manager from 1991 to 1994.
Al-Mestekawi is a partner in Zarzora Expedition and leads the deep desert expeditions to Gilf Kebir, Uweinat and the Great Sand Sea.
Wael Abed is a renowned desert expert. He is the author of "The Other Egypt: Travels In No-Man's Land". He is also an Eco-Tourism consultant for the Tourism Development Authority (TDA) and a lecturer on the desert environment and history.
Abed is a partner in Zarzora Expedition and manages and accompanies most of the expeditions