We are Awlad Ali , genuine Bedouin, born and raised in Farafra, the Western Desert's smallest oasis.

Atef Ali the eldest brother is based in Dakhla and running the Badawiya Dakhla Hotel.

Hamdi Ali was a teacher in Farafra before we started the company and always likes to be active. When not running the Badawiya Hotel Farafra or supervising the expeditions, you are likely to find him fixing the cars used for our jeep safaris.

Saad Ali left the desert, intending to study music in Austria and Germany. He quickly realized that music should remain a hobby and switched to agriculture. The techniques he learnt in Europe are used on our family's organic farms in the oases today. After returning he realized there was a need for knowledgeably, responsibly guided desert tours and so Badawiya Expedition Travel was born.