Bedouin History Desert Safari was founded and is operated by Eid Al Atrash – called Eddy by his friends – a Tarabeen Bedouin, who was born in Ras Sudr on the west coast of Sinai. He grew up travelling on camel-back through the deserts of Sinai with his father. His love of this land and his culture led him to form Bedouin History Desert Safari – a safari company about more than just driving through the wadis of Sinai. Eid hopes to show visitors parts of the peninsula that are more off-the-beaten-track, and at the same time share his traditional Bedouin culture.
He has over 20 years experience as a safari guide and speaks fluent English. Eid has befriended Bedouin living all over the peninsula, from many different tribes. He is eager to share his knowledge of traditional Bedouin lifestyle and customs, the geography of the land, and the local flora and fauna with visitors to the area.
Eid worked closely with linguistics researcher Rudulf du Jong as he studied the various Arabic dialects spoken by the different Sinai tribes. At the same time, Eid is dedicated to helping his fellow Bedouin. When planning his desert excursions, he makes sure to share the work fairly with other Bedouin men – drivers, camel owners, camp owners, guides – so that they can all benefit from the tourism. Eid also assists in selling the organic olive oil locally produced in Ras Sudr, thus helping to ensure an income for the olive oil-producing families in this town.
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