Half Day Camel Market – Cairo, Egypt *

  • USD$ 85.00 / Per Person; Adult / Child
  • Half Day

You will be picked up from your hotel in the early morning and transfer to Birquash. Hundreds of Camels are sold here everyday. But this is definitely not a market for the Animal lover. The animals aren’t in pitiable condition, but they could be treated much, much better than they currently are. Camels from Sudan are brought into Egypt on the 40 day road via Abu Simbel to the market in Daraw. The unsold camels are then loaded into trucks and brought to Birqash after a 24 hour drive. Camels also arrive from the rest of Egypt and sometimes from Somalia. These camels are traded for other livestock or cash and are mostly bought for farm work or consumption. Photo opportunities abound, if you can get the angles right since the camels are almost monochromatic in color.