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WHAT TO EAT & DRINK IN EGYPT

Feasting on traditional Egyptian food is one of the best parts of any trip to Egypt, and we’ll show you where to find all the best eats.

FUL MEDAMES

You’ll be eating like the ancient Egyptians when you bite into ful medames, a classic breakfast dish made from fava beans. These tasty beans can be prepared in dozens of different ways, like topping it with lemon juice, butter, olive oil, sausage, cheese and fried eggs, or wrapping them up in a fluffy pita bread. Delicious!

KUSHARI

If you’re after some Egyptian street food, look no further than kushari, a beloved dish made from macaroni, rice, chickpeas and black lentils smothered in tomato sauce and fried onions. It’s a total carb-fest and one of Egypt’s best comfort foods. Top it off with a dash of chilli sauce, garlic vinegar or crispy onions.

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WHEN IS BEST TO VISIT EGYPT

Our favorite seasons in Egypt are spring and autumn with milder weather that’s perfect for long days filled with adventure.

BEST TIME FOR AN EGYPT CRUISE DOWN THE NILE

The best time to go on a Nile river cruise is between October and May, when the weather is cooler, as the summer season gets baking hot.

BEST TIME TO GO TO THE BEACH IN EGYPT

We love heading to the beaches in Egypt anywhere from March until November, as these are the best months for snorkeling and spotting dolphins.

BEST TIME TO VISIT EGYPT’S ANCIENT WONDERS

PACKING TIPS FOR EGYPT

Light clothing
Egypt is a conservative country and sweltering hot for most of the year, so it’s best to wear light, loose-fit clothes that cover your shoulders, knees and midriff while being respectful.

Scarf
A scarf always comes in handy in Egypt, from sheltering you from the sand and heat, to covering your shoulders for modesty.

Sun protection
Whatever the season, always come prepared for Egypt’s blazing sunshine and sandy desert with a hat, sunscreen and sunglasses.

HOW TO TRAVEL RESPONSIBLY IN EGYPT

Respect the religious customs

The state religion of Egypt is Islam, so you’ll need to be respectful of customs like dressing modestly, not being intimate in public and not drinking in public.

Use water wisely

Egypt suffers from a severe water shortage so make sure you use water sparingly, with shorter showers, turning taps off tightly and using towels and sheets more than once.

Take care of the turtles

Sea turtles are precious residents of the Red Sea and you can help keep them safe in nesting season by giving them plenty of room and never using flash photography.

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