Here we are delighted to remind you of what to bring with you for your maximum comfort things such as camera,sunglasses,etc. In addition to some information we thought it might be helpful specially for Egypt`s first time guests
Canteen or Water Holder
Remember, much of Egypt is desert . . . real desert. Water is scarce. Because staying hydrated is critically important for your comfort, you will want be sure and carry a bottle of water with you on each tour. Of course, bottled water is easily accessible, but hauling these around can be a bother, even a burden. You will find it is much better to bring along a canteen, or something similar, to allow you to carry your water on your waist or over your shoulder during your tour. Alternatively, a fanny pack, backpack, or shoulder-bag will make this equally convenient.
Here's a great tip: Before you leave for Egypt, go to the beach toy section of Target or Wall-Mart and find one of those water bottles that come with an attached battery-operated fan. You will be very glad you did!
I'm sure I don't have to remind you to bring your camera. But there are a couple of things you should consider. For instance, if you intend to take photos inside tombs, you'll want to bring high-speed film. Most people use ASA 800 film, which they push to 1600. This is because many monuments require that you do not use a flash when taking pictures inside.
Also, do not under-estimate the mammoth size of many Egyptian monuments you will experience on your tour - they are truly monumental. Tourists are often disappointed with regular lenses. A good wide-angle lens will be an excellent accessory. Of course, a video camera will provide you with wonderful souvenir footage of your tour; however, again, keep in mind that filming inside many museums, monuments, and tombs is prohibited.
Comfortable Walking Shoes
This is probably one of the first things most people will tell you to bring to Egypt. Most tourists will be doing a considerable amount of walking on each day tour, and shoes should not be just comfortable, but comfortable. Unlike leather shoes for mountain walks and such, it is also preferable that walking shoes to be able to "breathe", and perhaps made of a lightweight nylon or similar fabric. "Tennis shoes" or other sporting types of shoes are good for this. Also, keep in mind that there are a lot of steps in Egypt.
Egypt uses 220 volt plug-ins, and plugs are two-prong rounded. You'll need one of the two varieties of power adapters. For electronic gear that has switches to allow you to change the power input type, a simple wall adapter is all you will need. However, for devices that don't feature such switches, you will need not only a wall adapter, but also a power converter.
Do NOT forget to bring your prescription medicine! It may be generally available in Egyptian drug stores, but it may be called by a different name. So, to avoid confusion and problems and totally enjoy your tour , I suggest you bring the drugs you will require with you. Fortunately, there is no problem bringing prescription medication into Egypt. It is also more convenient to bring your favorite non-prescription medications along. Though you can find equivalent non-prescription medications, such as aspirin or heart burn medication, you might not find your favorite brands.
If you are planning your first visit to Egypt, this guide is for you. Just remember that while Egypt is, indeed, a sophisticated and very modern country where almost anything you need can be purchased, there are a few important exceptions - items you will probably want to bring with you.
To the seasoned traveler the following list may seem almost too basic, but if you are making your first excursion to Egypt, it should come in handy.
Hats and Other Covering
Shade is always at a premium, what with the hot Egyptian sun. Bring a wide-brimmed hat. For women, this is especially important, as you will be more accepted when touring old churches and mosques if you wear some type of head covering. You will also want to bring scarves or similar apparel, not only to protect from the sun, but for visiting religious sites where such attire is expected. When it's really hot, you can soak a plain cloth hat or scarf in water to help keep your head cool.
Sun burn is a major concern. It can wreck your tour. I have seen this too often to ignore. Many tourists' vacations are virtually ruined after only one day tour. You can buy sunscreen in Egypt, but to be sure, you probably should bring your own favorite brand and strength.
More than once, you will find yourself admiring a brilliantly glaring view of sand and desert. You will NEED a good pair of sunglasses on your tour with an ultra-high UV rating. Again, while these may be purchased in Egypt, you might be wise to bring your own . . . and a spare pair.