Salah, the owner of Sheikh Mousa's Bedouin camp picked me up from Sharm Airport and we drove to Dahab. Between the highway and Dahab was a broken road with a diversion sign. This did not deter Salah with his 4WD. Let me just say that it was a free tour and gave me some insight into Bedouin norms which you don't see as a tourist. That night Salah invited me to dinner at his home. How the meal was prepared and the norms of eating again were a small revelation although I have lived with Muslim communities. Salah also showed me and a Swiss German couple his new projects and farm.
The other person who made the stay (3 days for me) was the Chef. His quiet style and simple food belies his genius in creating great flavours. The same dishes I ate elsewhere gained an abundance of flavours here.
At night we gathered around a fire and talked, and Salah even read the palms of a few people just for fun. The camp is not the traditional goat hair tent that you see in geography books. It is built of stone, with timber ceiling supporting a stone roof. This is the new norm among bedouins in South Sinai.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Bedouin Camp is a western run Guesthouse in the beautiful mountain town of St Katherine. we also run local hikes and tours from here as well. great staff. great food, great Guesthouse. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Bedouin Camp Saint Catherine, Egypt - Red Sea And Sinai