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Getting Wild in Cairo: Zip-line and Treasure Hunt in Moqattam

After hiking the entire route from Cairo to Alexandria, the intrepid founders of The Campers are inviting travellers to join an adventurous one-day journey where zip-lining and rock climbing are just the tip of the iceberg.

Kicking off a season filled with adventure and aiming to trespass the imaginary borders of Cairo’s urban jungle, travel startup The Campers is organising a three-fold event for those not willing to let their explorer gene die away.

“After a long anticipated kick-start prompted by the many people who insisted on us setting off, we decided to finally make it happen,” says The Campers' founder, Andrew Youssef. The 23-year-old entrepreneur, who also works as a programmer, has set an astounding record having walked the distance between Cairo and Alexandria - together with co-founder Milad Magdy - in an initiative called Walk-pedia followed by thousands of people. The page has garnered over 6,000 followers, and now aims to spread the culture of walking throughout ‘the city of a million car horns’.   

The event, one of the first organised by The Campers, will consist of three activities: a treasure hunt crammed with challenges down a six km route in Wadi Degla's Protectorate; zip-lining and rock climbing (in Cairo? Yeah, we know, but there's a first time for everything); and a rugby match paired with an intriguing capture-the-flag dare.

Travellers will be divided into two groups that will compete, leaving for Wadi Degla early on January 28th at 7 AM from Ramses’ Coptic Church and coming back at 9 PM. The one-day trip includes air-conditioned busses, all games, breakfast, lunch, and an all-day professional photographer.

For more information, visit their Facebook page.