Mohamed Ossama

Mohamed Ossama was born in Cairo, where he resides today with his wife and daughter. He attended Helwan University, graduating with a specialty in Egyptology, and has been an Egyptologist guide since 1995. Mohamed is closely associated with St. Olaf College in Minnesota and its intensive educational programs with American University in Cairo. Although Mohammed claims not to have a favorite monument as “every place is special,” he does enjoy the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities because it encompasses the entire scope of ancient Egyptian history all the way through the Greco-Roman era. He considers himself to be an ambassador to his country and aims to bring trip members “everything they can see and also what they can’t see about Egypt, such as its traditions and how the Egyptian people feel about many things including world events and life issues.”

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Client Testimonials

Mohamed was great. Good sense of humor, very personable and really knew his stuff.
— Ann H., Woodland, CA
Expedition to Sudan
His enthusiasm and range of knowledge were amazing, and he was a never-ending source of information.
— Anita C., Indianola, WA
Pyramids to Petra
Mohamed was the perfect guide. He invited inquiries into all subjects including Islam, women, and Middle Eastern politics. I really looked forward to his evening discussions, all of which were well prepared and thought provoking.
— Mary C., Newport Beach, CA
In the Wake of Cleopatra
Mohamed Ossama is one of the very best guides I have ever traveled with. His level of service goes beyond anything I have experienced before, even on other WT trips. He is very knowledgeable and willing to discuss anything you ask about. He is amazing!
— Nancy D., Missoula, MT
Expedition to Sudan
Mohamed is unsurpassed as a trip leader. His knowledge, ease of conversation, and willingness to please are unique in a tour leader. He's a real keeper.
— John F., Eagle, ID
Expedition to Sudan
Mohamed was the single best guide I have ever met. His knowledge was encyclopedic, he was incredibly gracious, and managed the group in a way that ensured everyone had a marvelous experience. Bravo!
— Mark R., Boston, MA
In the Wake of Cleopatra
I wish there was an even higher rating because Mohamed was the best possible—so knowledgeable about everything, so helpful, interesting, accommodating. He was incredible!
— Ginger P., Boulder, CO
In the Wake of Cleopatra
Mohamed's love of his country and its people, artifacts, and customs is contagious. This is not just a job, it is a passion for him and that makes it extraordinary. His great knowledge, good humor, thought-provoking conversations, and attention to detail made this truly the trip of a lifetime.
— Marney G., Montgomery, AL
Pyramids to Petra
Mohamed was an excellent leader, knowledgeable and interesting and caring. He took wonderful care of us and we had a great time with him.
— Sue V., Oakland, CA
Land Of The Pharaohs
Mohammed has excellent knowledge about almost anything and was passionate to share about the local history, culture, and current issues of Egypt. One of the best guides I’ve ever had.
— Yui W., Land of the Pharaohs
Mohammed Ossama was excellent. He went out of his way to make sure all our needs were met.
— Amir and Susan M., Denver, CO
We have taken dozens of trips and he was hands-down the best trip leader we ever had. His historical knowledge, open discussions of politics, religion, and culture, were so enlightening.
— John N., Gladstone OR
Land of the Pharaohs
Mohammed Ossama was one of the best trip leaders we’ve ever encountered. Our experiences in Egypt were superb as a result.
— David and Celeste C., Elkins NH
Land of the Pharaohs