We are in a particularly secure area, the South Sinai, which is without communication with the North Sinai, where there are regular attacks against the police and the army, in the border area between Egypt and the Gaza Strip.
The airport of Sharm El Sheikh was closed for a long time following the attack on the Russian plane in 2015. It has since been reopened with extremely strict security measures.
On the road to Dahab and the other few roads, we pass checkpoints police where control is to be taken seriously (you must always have your passport on hand).
Once in the desert, it is the total tranquility.
We may find ourselves in places where there is no communication (no internet or telephone). However, if necessary, it is often enough to mount a little to have a connection. Moreover, the Bedouins guarantee us at any moment a rapid evacuation if necessary.
Concerning fauna, the risk of encountering a poisonous snake or a scorpion has an equivalent probability to observe a brown bear in the Pyrenees: it exists but it is extremely rare.
The real risks are other: they are linked to non-compliance with obvious safety rules, such as going to walk far alone, without warning and in very hilly areas or making unreasonable escalations. Under no circumstances will you receive our consent for this kind of behavior. If you want to do something alone, for example a small hike in the area, at any time you have to inform us and you do it only if you have our agreement.
We will regularly remind you of the need to protect yourself from the sun and to hydrate you adequately.