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Egypt stretches its hands out in welcome to disabled persons. Luckily, Egypt has experienced a real boom in new hotels, and most of the new facilities, have ramps and other resources for the disabled just as one might find in the western world. Even the older five star hotels mostly have fair disability facilities. Unfortunately though, disabled people will not have the good chance to use many of the budget facilities in Egypt, and in fact, many elevators in older buildings may be too small to really accommodate bulky wheel chairs, so they have to care when they have the decision to travel.
From the other hand, some Egyptian tour companies have buses and other facilities designed to take care of disabled travelers. As companies operates their own tour transportation resources such as buses, and has specific accommodations for disabled travelers.
The disabled traveler will find unexpected accommodations in Egypt. Historically, the rich, but often fragile European royalty and others with great wealth came to Egypt for their health, and not a few of these travelers had some sort of disability. Therefore, one finds perhaps more facilities than one might expect.
Also certain resorts have vehicles which can accommodate travelers in their own wheelchairs and normally have a hoist or ramps to assist loading. Nile Cruises can host dispelled travelers once there is an escalator inside it. But please note that cruisers often moor side by side with differences in levels and that it can be very hard to handle a wheelchair between boats. Also the small bridges from the innermost boat to the dock are more often than not rickety and impossible to use a wheelchair on.
For the visits, Mosques are fairly easy to enter. Most have no entrance obstacles, and other Islamic monuments such as the Citadel actually have some ramps. The Egyptian desert and the red sea, doing a desert camel safari for 3 - 4 days in Sinai, or in the white desert, or diving in the red sea all of that can be visited by disabled travelers.
One can say that Egypt may not be the place to visit if you are unwilling to accept some assistance at times. The Pyramids at Giza were built circa 4.500 years ago, so wheelchair access is limited!! Dropped curbs do not exist as this would encourage the drivers to use pavements as well as the roads!! This country is amazing in its diversity, its luxury hotels, and Internet connections, international airports side by side with fishermen casting their lines on the Nile in downtown Cairo or ploughing the fields with their oxen.