The historical expedition of Prince Kamal El Din Hussein

Gilf El-Kebir

Mar 14 2014

under the auspices of the Ministry of Tourism This is a historic event taking place from the 14th to 26th of March 2014.

expedition's aim is to commemorate the 81 anniversary of the memorial plaque of Prince Kamal El Din Hussein who discovered the Gilf Kebir Plateau in the Western Desert of Egypt in 1925. The Prince was also the first to introduce theautomobile into deep desert explorations, in that part of the world.

Well-known national and international scientists will take part in this expedition and will share intriguing lectures on relevant topics. Unique original film material will be shown beside highly scientific based topicsthe expedition will be organized by Dabuka new hoizons and Darb 1718.

The opening ceremony will be held at the Egyptian Automobile & Touring Club in Cairo.  Our guests will then fly by charter flight to the New Valley Oases where the real expedition starts. The tour encompasses 13 days of travel across the vast Western Desert, visiting the Gilf Kebir Plateau and Gebel Uweinat “In the footsteps of the Prince”.  On the last day, the closing ceremony will take place at the Mena House Hotel at the foot of the Pyramids and the adventure will be sealed.

The Hollywood film “The English Patient”, won nine Oscars in 1996.the main character was transporting Prince Kamal El Din's plaque to the Gilf Kebir Plateau in 1933.

since this film this remote part of the egyptian desert has seen an increased by tourists, scintists, historiansas well as simple desert anthusiasts.
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