November 2023: The Al Haiz Lodge is one of these places that you cannot wait to recommend to others since it is such a great experience to stay there. Together with my brother & sisters & little nephew I enjoyed one week surrounded by beautiful nature, amazingly kind and generous people & cozy place to stay. It’s a perfect place for children too. – Hanna Schultz, Netherlands
October 2023: One of the best hotels in the world 😍 – Mahmoud Tallat, Egypt
October 2023: It is a wonderful place and the service is excellent and they really deserve 5 stars – Abdo Saad, Egypt
July 2023: I had my desert retreat trip organized by Abdu Shaban and his experienced team and after a “once in a lifetime trip in the desert” we reached Al Haiz Lodge for our rest and restoration for a few days. Totally suggesting it for its hospitality, tranquillity, beauty, wonderful food and amazing people. You will feel like home, enjoy your time there and have a lot of laugh. Sukran for everything. – Gaia Dimitriou, Greece
May 2023: Peaceful place, every corner is very special, made with love. Very interesting safari in the White Desert and a tour around Baharya Oasis. Abdu is exceptionally friendly person, and makes your stay in oasis and desert unforgettable! – Flora Vafea
April 2023: This trip is a MUST DO in Egypt. Abdu and his crew were so hospitable. Starting with the food, Bedouin history, sand boarding, crazy dune rides, crazy views, everything was perfect! He took us to a very secluded part where there weren’t other campers and we were able to have complete privacy. If we had more time we would have stayed for longer.
Abdu surprised us with some delicious dates from his farm after the trip (since we kept saying how tasty they were) He really went above and beyond to connect us with his contacts for the rest of our time in Egypt. He is a kind sole and hope you choose him! – Shayari Chatterjee, Canada.
April 2023: Desert Safari…an exoplanet experience. Thanks Abdu, who happens to know A to Z of the desert. Inspire of paucity of time, he had arranged our tour in an exemplary manner & covered White Desert, Black Desert, volcanoes, Crystal Mountain, caves, hot spring, Roman Winery, beautiful village of Rees, & terrific adventure on Aguabat, Caraween sand dunes.
At night campfire, Abdu & his crew made our desert stay very joyful & happy with traditional Bedouin songs and dancing. We were amazed by their hospitality & prompt service in desert camp as well as at peaceful Al Haiz Oasis Ecolodge.
I highly recommend to go thru’ Abdu, for adventurous desert safari/tour. – Sharmilla-Shama Shah, Pune, India.
February 2023: We had the time of our lives. I took my two elder kids (3 and 5) for a few days to Al Haiz Oasis. We saw camels, bathes in hot springs, saw a Roman Winery and just played in the sand for hours. For oe night we spent in The White Desert and it was simply outstanding, breathtaking and amazing. Abdu and Joanne and the whole team went out of their way to make it the best trip for the kids and I. They helped me with the kids, played with them, explained everything. They accommodated us with the food and tried to come up with something the kids would eat.
Adbu took us to an absolute amazing trip through the desert to Fayoum. We visited the Whale Museum, swam in the Magic Lake, and visited the village of Tunis. I just can’t wait to come back and show this place to the rest of the family. Even with small kids, this trip is feasible and worth the drive from Cairo; which by the way went smooth too. – Taucherblog, Switzerland.
November 2022: Joanne & Abdu are seriously THE most incredible hosts & friends! Joanne helped us arrange the most epic 3 night safari with Al Haiz Oasis – a trip of a lifetime with the best desert driver, guide, and chefs. Arriving back to the Ecolodge to a beautiful, serene space with a hot shower, cozy beds, more delicious traditional food was the perfect way to end our time in the area. Dream stay – Thank you Joanne, Abdu & Khaled. – Shellie, Comox, Canada
May 2022: We were so happy with Abdu’s place, the house was very comfortable and Joanne provided us even a small excursion in the black desert on our way from Bawiti to the place. Thanks for the great experience and information about Bahariya. We wish to stay next time longer – Sergii, Kyiv, Ukraine
May 2022: A wonderful experience, we have been treat like a kings me and my friends. Don’t miss this opportunity if you are in Egypt ! – Jordi, Paris, France
March 2022: I have the huge privilege of posting the first review of this beautiful place. Abdu, joanne, S Airbnb and the whole team do their best to make our stay enjoyable and authentic. A warm and friendly welcome. One of the best on all my trips. The food is exquisite and an intro to a new world. Really do not hesitate to add the breakfast and dinner that you will share around the campfire. A real treat! A comfortable home with everything you need to feel good. Lots of space and charm in a quiet environment. Meaningful exchanges and laughing every day. A sublime view of the black desert. This place is a bubble where time is suspended and we can recharge our batteries. It’s not just an airbnb, it’s a real life experience for everyone who’d stop here. – Foued, Nuits-Saint-Georges, France