As a specialist in Egyptology, and a guide since 1995, one would think of Mohamed Ossama as the perfect connection to the region’s culture and tradition. He is—and more! On top of guiding in Egypt, he has also leads our expedition in Sudan. “I love the kindness of the Sudanese and how remote the country is. We nearly have the sights for ourselves,” he says. From thought-provoking discussions to fascinating insights, Mohamed will bridge the ancient world with the modern, leaving you entranced by the deep history and current events. Mohamed lives in Cairo, and is closely associated with St. Olaf College in Minnesota and its intensive educational programs with American University in Cairo. When not leading trips, he enjoys reading, walking, and spending time with his wife and two children.
Mohamed was great. Good sense of humor, very personable and really knew his stuff.
His enthusiasm and range of knowledge were amazing, and he was a never-ending source of information.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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!
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.
Mohamed was an excellent leader, knowledgeable and interesting and caring. He took wonderful care of us and we had a great time with him.
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.
Mohammed Ossama was excellent. He went out of his way to make sure all our needs were met.
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.
Mohammed Ossama was one of the best trip leaders we’ve ever encountered. Our experiences in Egypt were superb as a result.