Eco Trek in the Bahariya Oasis
(Sponsors: Myra Khattab and Greg Neff)
Have you ever wondered how people survive in the desert?
Is the desert a vast empty wasteland?
Have you considered how desert people utilize their particular environment?
Come with us… on a 5 day journey to explore this fascinating world in which you will discover the
extraordinary variety in a seemingly dead environment.
Come with us… to marvel at the wonderful geological formations, the unique flora, and the fantastic
canopy of stars at night.
You will experience… the nomadic desert life style, in which the bare necessities provide a means of
You will explore… the skies at night and the terrain by day and will learn not only about the
geography and geology of the area, but also the living history and cultural heritage of its people.
Logistics of the Trip
Sunday, February 26, 2006 early morning from CAC by bus
Thursday, March 2, 2006 early evening at CAC by bus.
The Nature Eco Lodge in the Bahariya Oasis: a simple shelter made of materials from the local
environment. 1st and last night.
Desert camping in the Black and White desert for 2 nights.
Trekking; observing the flora , fauna and geography; studying the sky and star-watching visiting
geological sites; learning about the history and culture of the region; star study and gazing;
experiencing desert survival tactics; orienteering; camel riding.
A photo presentation/exhibition and keeping a journal of daily reflections for the production of a
guide or slide presentation of the region.