This ultimate guide to traveling to Egypt will give you all the information about how to navigate through Egypt, how to transact, places to visit in Egypt, Egypt tourism, what to eat and all the necessary information about Egypt. So if you are planning a trip to Egypt, this travel guide will be very resourceful

If Egypt is not on your travel list,  then I don’t know what is; Famously known for the Giza pyramids, River Nile and Pharaoh, this beautiful country that both lies in the Middle -East and Africa offers more than what we read in papers or see on TV. Yes, I know the media has somehow made us think that it is not safe to travel to Egypt or sometimes provides wrong information about Egypt but this was like a decade ago. And with this amazing Egypt travel advice that I’ve put together, you’re in to have an amazing time during your trip. egypt pics Egypt had always been on my bucket list, so when the opportunity presented itself in April 2018, i was over the moon excited. I got all the paperwork in order and my visa application was accepted. In the middle of my excitement, the question of what to wear in Egypt kicked in. Being an Islamic country, the first idea that popped in was to buy hi-jabs and scarfs (i literally don’t own any long dresses/skirts in my closet). I read a few blogs and finally decided to pack my normal vacay clothes and a few long dresses. Fast forward, I was blown away by what Egypt has to offer and all the misconceptions I had disappeared as soon as I step foot at Cairo international airport. There are some things that I didn’t know that I learned on “trip”, so  I’ve put down the ultimate Egypt travel guide  to make your trip easier and fun, so you don’t have to be as green as I was, and dont forget to check out Why not Egypt blog to learn more about Egypt in details.

The ultimate guide to traveling to Egypt


How to get around in Cairo, Egypt.

Being a big city with everything on the go every time, you’ve got to know how to get around or at least how to access your hotel or hostel. Taxi; Egypt is basically an inexpensive country and so are the taxis. I mostly used Uber taxi since they were relatively cheap and were almost everywhere in the city. I didn’t get a chance of using the mini public taxis but they seemed pretty comfortable.

Train; Cairo is one of the few cities in Africa that has a metro system, I was so excited to use it. It was super cool- don’t blame me; we don’t have one in Uganda. The metro is very cheap, convenient and reliable. I recommend you download the Cairo metro app to help you with the metro lines and stations. (It might not provide all the information about time like some  other big cities but its better than nothing ) meTaking a walk on the banks of River Nile

Walking; The best way to discover the hidden places of the city is by walking there. I saw many places i wouldn’t have seen if i was in a car. So if you are a walker like me, go for it, you will be glad you did. Plane- The domestic flights are relatively cheap. I remember i was about to take a 9 hours drive by bus from Dahab to Cairo when i realized the flight fare had dropped up to 45€, i had to cancel the bus ticket for the plane ticket which is just a 1-hour flight.  But if you are a backpacker and tight on budget, the bus is pretty comfortable too.


2. Food in Egypt.

If you are a foodie like me, you are likely to leave Egypt with a few extra pounds at least i did.  The servings are really huge in almost all hotels and restaurants.  Egyptians are big on food and they go all out to prepare really delicious food and almost all meals are served with pita bread which is locally known as eish baladi .

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