I understand that there is a direct daily bus from Cairo to Siwa, but what is it like to get tickets? My wife and I will be travelling from Aswan on an overnight sleeper and will only be arriving in Cairo in the morning before wanting to take an overnight bus/car to Siwa. We do not have any extra days to be delayed, so we need to travel on the night of Sunday, August 7, 2011. Will we be able to guarantee a spot on that direct overnight bus or is there a way to book in advance?
Alternatively, I have been getting varying costs for a taxi/driver to get there overnight. Does anyone know what the going rate is for two people, I have been getting anything starting at $250 USD and up.
By chance is there anyone else going that would be interested in a minibus?