Our house is a large comfortable
village house in the small village of Nazlet
el Samman, on the very fringe of the Sahara
desert. It directly faces the Pyramids and Sphinx,
with stunning panoramic views from its windows
and terrace. Built on five floors, there is
a large kitchen and temple shop on the ground
floor, with a staff bathroom. Bedrooms are comfortable,
with shared bathrooms and sitting rooms.
The roof garden is spacious and shady with a dining
area, and lounging beds. Workshops are conducted in
the sacred atmosphere of the Meditation temple. We
have satellite TV. and internet facilities.
Meals are served three times a day with organic
fresh produce from the local souk. Food is plentiful
and seasonal, cooked by our resident cook Samar.
We always consult guests to meet dietary their
requirements and preferences.
Children are welcome. In-house experienced child
and baby care can be arranged at a small extra
The village is colourful and friendly. It is
famous for its Arabian horses. Horses, camels
and donkeys pass down its narrow streets on
their daily business, peddlers and street sellers
cry their wares, and children play in safety.
We have lived and worked in this village for
nearly a decade, and are well-respected members
of the community. Our neighbours trust
us, and we them. Family stables are a few yards
from the front door, where gentle well-trained
Arab horses can be hired at very cheap prices
to accommodate any level from novice to expert
It is an interesting ten minute walk down our main
village street, Sharia Nasr, to the Pyramid precinct
and the Sphinx, but it is the general opinion of our
guests that the very best way to experience the Pyramids,
is from the desert on horse or camel. Desert safaris
can be arranged in May and September, and day treks
along the oasis roads to Saqarra.
Horse riding and dancing are important pursuits when
attuning to the higher levels of consciousness, as
they allow a constant connection between the higher
and lower chakras and a happy relationship to the
Music and dancing are integral to Egyptian village
culture. We, at Sacred Egypt are particularly
blessed in that we have family connections to
the Sufic Zar tribes of musicians. This music
which is spiritual and releasing is a powerful
aid to inner journeys and magical process. There
is little to equal dancing to the wild strains
of the Zar music under the desert stars, with
the Pyramids in the background
© 2007 Katy Noura Butler.
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