- Eudora Welty
The best time to visit Egypt is in autumn (second half September, October and November) and in spring (second half of March, April and May).
In winter (December, January, February and the first half of March) the weather is relatively chilly (to down right cold in the High Mountains of Sinai) except in the South of Egypt and in Sharm el Sheikh in Sinai, where the winter is mostly pleasant.
In summer (June, July, August and the first half of September) Cairo is hot, muggy and filthy and most residents take their vacation during this period. Upper Egypt and even the Red Sea coast can also be uncomfortably hot during the summer, but some people just love it.
High and low season in Egypt follows a combination of weather and school holidays. The usual high season is around Christmas/New Year's and Easter.
For desert safari trips in our Sinai, the best time to go is from the second half of March to the end of May and from the second half of September to the second half of December.
The summer months July and August are usually too hot and the winter months are too cold. In winter your desert trip can be affected by weather conditions like fog, rain and even snow and flooding which cause an immediate danger for your safety. Therefore we don't organize desert safari's in Sinai during winter.
Keep in mind that working in tourism during the month of Ramadan, especially during the summer months, can be too strainful for people. Please be kind.
If you plan to travel with kids you will find that the Egyptian society is very family oriented and children of all ages are gladly acccepted in virtually every context. Don't be in shock when staff of a hotel or restaurant whisk away toddlers for playtime, leaving parents to enjoy their meal.
In Sinai kids of all ages enjoy themselves tremendously on the beach, snorkeling or diving and during a desert safari. A campfire in the night, camping outside, swimming and snorkeling, climbing through canyons, riding your own camel, hiking and getting a taste of life in the desert with the family is a great family experience.
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