Gordon Wilkinson Director of Wilderness Ventures Egypt and Yalla Jabaleya
Gordon has a degree in Biochemistry from Oxford University and has worked for 25 years as a teacher of Physics and Chemistry in London, Paris, Munich and Cairo. He has been involved in the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme and has organized student expeditions to the Alps, Pyrenees, Tanzania, Poland and the mountains of Sinai. He is now working with the Jabaleya Bedouin of Sinai and lives in the village of St Katherine.
Ahmed al-Mestekawi Operational Partner in Zarzora Expeditions.
Ahmed has had a distinguished military career leading reconnaissance patrols in the Western desert. This experience led him to being appointed organizer and rescue manager for the prestigious Pharaoh’s rally. For the last 20 years he has also been leading tours to the Western Desert and has worked with many academic institutions, geological surveys and the Egyptian Environment Affairs Agency. In 2002, he was instrumental in discovering one of the most beautiful caves of paintings in the Gilf Kebir, now known as the Mestekawi cave.
|Wilderness Ventures Egypt
UK tour agent – incorporated in Scotland, UK: SC378732
Business Address: 7a Greenhill Gardens, Edinburgh, EH10 4BN, UK
Egyptian Tour Operator
5 Tahrir St, Mut, Dakhla Oasis, New Valley, Egypt
Wadi Rasis, St Katrine, South Sinai, Egypt
By working in association with Zarzora Expeditions and Yalla Jabaleya, Wilderness Ventures Egypt can offer the legal and financial security of a UK company along with the depth of experience and authorizations available only to local companies.
|Wilderness Ventures Egypt is a member of the Travel Trust Association which provides our clients with full consumer and financial protection in compliance with UK regulations.|
The TTA is a trade association of tour agents and providers that regulates its members and requires them to hold client funds in a Trust Account that is independent of the regular business trading and current accounts.
An independent trustee (e.g. Chartered or Certified Accountant approved by the TTA) supervises the Trust Account and audits it on a monthly basis. Funds paid into the Trust Account are only made available to Wilderness Ventures Egypt on completion of the client’s holiday in default of which the client will receive full reimbursement.
Wilderness Ventures Egypt is also insured through the TTA for all its professional, public and product liabilities.