From guiding groups to the intricate temples at Abydos and Dendara, to simply sailing down the Nile River, sharing about the connections between modern and ancient Egypt, Ahmed Ali’s expertise history and culture adds invaluable insight as a Trip Leader. “We are all students in the temple of knowledge,” he says. With multiple degrees in Ancient History and Biblical Studies, and the author of Prophets and Pharaohs, Ahmed makes a fantastic companion in these ancient realms. When not leading trips, he spends time with his family in Cairo, where they live, enjoys traveling in off-the-beaten-path regions of the Western Desert of Egypt, and is a frequent contributor to British publications. In the spring of 2013, Ahmed Ali scouted our Expedition to Sudan trip.
Ahmed was extremely knowledgeable in all respects. Personable, friendly, with broad knowledge of the Middle East. He exceeded all expectations.
Ahmed is an outstanding tour leader. He always did his best to look out for his clients and his professionalism is exceptional. We were lucky to have him.
Ahmed is the best guide I have ever had on any trip, and I have traveled a lot. He was extraordinarily knowledgeable about Egyptology and made the past come alive with his stories. He had an ongoing concern about the needs of local people, and discussed with us the revolution and the current political situation in his country. And he always had a Plan B in his pocket!
Ahmed was a wealth of information, sharing his insights and firsthand knowledge of ancient sites along with current events and culture.
Ahmed was helpful, knowledgeable, and efficient—one of the best guides we have had on a WT trip.
His knowledge of Egyptian history was phenomenal and really made the trip. We especially enjoyed his talks on hieroglyphics—lots of fun!
He is one of the best guides we’ve ever had—an excellent teacher and fun to be with.
Ahmed made the trip fulfilling with his professional knowledge and personal touch. He was very attentive to the group and provided us with a wealth of information to help us absorb all the new knowledge we were getting.
As a trip leader, Ahmed Ali is superb in all areas—and fun, too!
Ahmed gave us good, in-depth information and he obviously loves his work.
A first-class guide, succinct, passionate, personable.
Ahmed is the best guide we’ve ever had. His knowledge in so many dimensions just kept unveiling itself.
Ahmed made each day exciting, entertaining, and fun!
Ahmed could not have done a better job. He went above and beyond what he had to do to care for us. We loved him. He was a lot of fun too.
Ahmed was the perfect leader, sensitive to everyone’s needs and concerns.
Ahmed was an excellent trip leader, we couldn’t have asked for anyone better. His extensive knowledge was fabulous and he really cared about making sure everyone on the trip had an enjoyable experience and got everything they wanted out of the trip. I would highly recommend him!
Ahmed is a truly excellent trip leader. His thorough knowledge of all things Egyptian really took the trip from good to great.
Ahmed was one of the best leaders we have had on a group trip. He has knowledge and passion for his work.