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Ahmed Shawky Museum

Monument to Ahmed Shawky Museum Shawki named his house after Ibn Hani Al Abbasi, commonly known as Abu Nuwwas, a famous Abbasite poet (756-814 AD). shawki was highly infatuated with this great poet, whose real talent and rich achievements had not been duly evaluated and rather unjustly criticized. He was commonly, but not fairly, portrayed as a wanton and frivolous legendary...

Saad Zaghloul Museum

A visit to the home of Egypt’s great leader - Saad Zaghloul In Munira, Cairo One of the great figures in Egypt’s modern history, Saad Zaghloul was known in his day as “father of the nation.” Zaghloul, founder of the Wafd Party, was the first Prime-Minister of Egypt after the Constitution of 1923. A continuous thorn in the side of the British, he was twice exiled by their Agent in Egypt and returned each time greater in...

Royal Carriage Museum

Royal Carriage Museum One of a number of small museums in the Citadel is the Royal Carriage Museum in Cairo. Its small collection of carriages are borrowed from the larger Carriage Museum located in Bulaq. It is housed in the building once used as the British Officers' Mess (until 1946) during the colonial period. Carriage Museum is on the grounds of the Military...

National Museum of Egyptian Civilization (NMEC)

National Museum of Egyptian Civilization (NMEC) The Museum is located in El Fustat, founded as the first capital of Islamic Egypt by the Arab Conqueror Amr Ibn Al-Aass in 640 A.D. Now in the heart of Cairo, on the road to the pyramids, El Fustat is home to important monuments and archaeological sites, including the Citadel of Salahedin, the Hanging Church, the Mosque of Amr Ibn Al-Aass, and the...

Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM)/Giza Museum

Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM)/Giza Museum The Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM) also known as the Giza Museum will be built by 2013 at the cost of $US 550M. The museum will be sited on 50 hectares of land in Giza and is part of a new master plan for the plateau. On January 5, 2002 Egyptian President Mubarak laid the foundation stone. The museum site is two kilometers from the Giza pyramids and...

Mohamed Nagy Museum

Mohamed Nagy Museum It includes Mohamed Nagy, founder of modern Egyptian photography art works of art. The museum commemorates painter Mohammed Nagy, who co- pioneered the Egyptian modern art after his return from Florence. In his work he produced a blend of Egypt’s past and present. He was fascinated with Nature and murals made by ancient Egyptian artisans. He was...

Gawhara (Jewel) Palace/ Qasr al-Gawhara Museum/ Bijou Palace

Gawhara (Jewel) Palace/ Qasr al-Gawhara Museum/ Bijou Palace The Citadel is called for major monument, (also called Saladin's Citadel) is a majestic site on a hill contains 3 mosques [Muhammad Ali Pasha (aka Mosque of Mohamed Ali), Sultan al-Nasir Muhammad ibn Qala’un Mosque & Mosque of Suleyman Pash], a Palace (Al-Gawhara Palace), and 2 museums (National Military Museum and the Police Museum). Gawhara...

Egyptian Ethnological Museum

Egyptian Ethnological Museum In Shari Qasr el-Aini, which runs south from the Midan el-Tahrir, is the Ethnological Museum. Established in 1895 by Khedive Ismail as part of the Geographical Society, this neglected museum gives visitors the opportunity to learn about daily activities and traditions in modern Cairo. Exhibits include eresous (licorice syrup) vendors, traditional...

Museum of Islamic Ceramics/ Prince Amr Ibrahim's palace (Qasr Ali Ibrahim), Cairo

Museum of Islamic Ceramics/ Prince Amr Ibrahim's palace, Cairo Zamalek is a district of Cairo encompassing an island on the Nile River. It is connected with the river banks through three bridges on each east and west side of the island. Under Khedive Ismail the Island was called "Jardin des Plantes" (garden of plants), because of its great collection of exotic plants shipped from all over the world. De la...

Uganda Travel Facts

Natural Features: Tropical, rainy with two seasons. Semi-arid in the north-east. Mostly plateau with a rim of mountain. Rainy Seasons: Mar - May and Sep -Nov Accommodation: Budget accommodation can be found in all towns but Kampala has the widest range including Namirembe Guest Hostel and Pope Paul Memorial Centre. For more up-range facilities,...

Zambia Travel Facts

Image - Zambia Travel Facts Natural Features: Mostly high plateau with some hills and mountains, Zambia is a land-locked country, sits on undulating plateau, sloping to the south. Areas of high ground include the Copper Belt Highlands and the Nyika plateau on the mostly high plateau with some hills and mountains, Zambia is a land-locked country, sits on undulating plateau,...

Zimbabwe Travel Facts

Natural Features: Tropical, moderated by altitude, with rainy season from November to March Mostly high plateau with higher central plateau. Mountains in the east. Rainy Seasons: November to March Clothing: Zimbabwe boasts of a wide range of tourist attractions. Is a landlocked country in south central Africa, lies entirely within the tropics. It...

Togo Travel Facts

Natural Features: Togo consists of six geographical regions. The coastal region, the Ouatchi plateau, a higher tableland, which is drained by the Mono River. From there the land rises towards the mountains of the Chaine du Togo, which extends across the country from northwest to northeast. Pic Baumann is the highest point in Togo, To the north is...

Tanzania Travel Facts

Natural Features: The Coastal Steppes in North and high plateau in the South; savanna and bush cover half of the country and semi arid desert accounts for the remaining land area while volcanic highlands can be seen on the north east and south west of the country. These include Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa and the highest free...

Swaziland Travel Facts

Natural Features: Varies from tropical to near temperature. Mostly hills and mountains, some moderately sloping planins. Rainy Seasons: May to September Post and Communications: There are no area codes within Swaziland. There is only a country code, which is 268. It is possible to make international calls at the post office in the capital Mbabane...