Published on 23 Sep 2015
We would like to address the tragedy of the mistaken target that happened over two weeks ago near Baheriya Oasis. The incident killed several tourists from Mexico and their Egyptian guide and drivers. We know them and their family and we grieve for everyone that were killed and injured in this incident.
The people of the Oasis know each other, from Bahariya Oasis, Daklha Oasis to Siwa and other oasis in Egypt especially for the ones working in tourism industry. When we in Siwa have big events, we would invite people from other oasis to join in and benefits and vice versa.
Any incident that hurt people visiting Oasis in Egypt harm our business so we take the idea of safety very seriously. All of our guides and drivers are local of Siwa. We know them and their family.
Everytime we head out to the desert, we register the passport and id of every guest to the authority and pay the national park permit.
We avoid areas in the desert that have been decalared as unsafe zone by the authority. For example we no longer allow visit to the beautiful Shyata Lake because the area is declared unsafe.
Siwawi is rooted in Siwa. Our community is in Siwa. Please be assured that we take your safety and the safety of our people very seriously.