Wind Sand & Stars began many years ago in the deserts of South Sinai. Working closely with the Bedouin tribes, we developed strong partnerships and made life-long friends as together we welcomed visitors and shared our love of the desert and its people.
More recently we have used our expertise to travel to carefully chosen new destinations, each offering a unique and special experience in keeping with our passion for authentic, personal and sustainable journeys. Whether travelling through neighbouring Jordan or highlands of Ethiopia, we have built strong working relationships with the local people who offer us their warm hospitality and an insight into their traditional ways of life.
At Wind Sand & Stars we love to hear about projects that share our passion for the Egyptian desert, it’s intense silence, spirituality and rich oral tradition. 'Possession / al Ghiwaya' is just that. It is a collaborative dual language Arabic-English theatre project involving 5 artists (3 from Egypt, 2...
“The whole trip was AMAZING – thank you so much.”
Francis Burkitt, St Catherine tailor made, August 2017
“We got more out of our little adventure than we had ever hoped for, thanks to a country of huge diversity and historical interest and to a very special guide.”
Cunningham family, Jordan tailor made, April 2017
“So many thoughts about our wonderful trip to St Catherine; the fantastic warmth of welcome from the Egyptians, Fathers Justin and Nilus, and the unique history which we felt privileged to be given access to. In my book, how could one not enjoy and be inspired!”
Julia Palmer, St Catherine Retreat, February 2017
“Huge thanks to all at Wind, Sand & Stars for an amazing trip. John’s passion for Ethiopia fires his erudition and he gave us more insights into the country, past and present, than we could ever have gained from local guides.”
Christine Dunmow, Exploring Ethiopia’s Orthodox History with John Binns 2016
“I am hugely impressed with Wind Sand & Stars’ organisation and their relationship with the Bedouin family who looked after us. These local contacts made the experience especially rich.”
Richard Ames-Lewis, Adventure into Silence, October 2014