Expedition Team

Our team is the key to your incredible adventure


Explore Egypt and the Nile in the company of top experts. Benefit from their expertise—history, local customs, culture and more—and benefit from their passion to share the wonder of this incredible region. Enjoy their company; you’ll find them highly engaging and fun to share a drink or dinner with, as well as a walk.

Lindblad Expeditions is renowned for the quality of its expedition staff, and our Egyptian expedition team upholds this standard. The knowledge of our Egyptologists is virtually limitless. You will be edified and gratified by their expertise—and, equally importantly, by their graciousness and generosity of spirit. These experts truly want to share their passionate commitment to Egyptian culture, art, history and archaeology with you.

Our experts are with you exclusively throughout your stay in Egypt. The ratio of 1 Egyptologist to 21 guests ensures that you will have high-quality access, and a varied perspective. They’re learned docents who escort you to and through the high points, and they’re your travel companions—available to continue the conversation over drinks or over dinner. You’ll not only satisfy your curiosity about ancient Egypt, you’ll also gain insight into contemporary Egyptian life through casual conversations. Curious about issues in the region from social to political to religious? Feel free to ask, and count on informed, intelligent answers to all your questions. These guides make all the difference in the world between being a tourist and really understanding the history and meaning of what guests see.


Meet the expedition team for this departure

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  • Ahmed Bekheet

    Egyptologist
    Ahmed is a passionate and experienced Egyptologist. He was born in Cairo, between the wondrous pyramids and the Nile. He often says that the river and pyramids are the symbolic wings that helped him soar through Egypt’s history and culture.

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  • David Cothran

    Naturalist/Certified Photo Instructor
    David has worked for Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic since 1993 on six continents and in over 65 countries. David is interested in many of the natural sciences, particularly ornithology, geology and marine biology; he most enjoys contrasting the broad perspectives provided by world travel with detailed investigations of local ecosystems on land and in the sea.

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  • Hany El Bagoury

    Egyptologist
    Surprisingly, Hany’s passion for Egyptology did not begin in Egypt but instead, at the British Museum in London during a youth trip. It was his first time seeing Egyptian treasures displayed so beautifully, and it ignited a passion that has never faded. On the contrary, his passion for Egypt’s history has deepened over the last 30 years through extensive study and work alongside esteemed Egyptology scholars John Romer and David Rohl. Although Hany studied English literature in college, he was swept away by Egyptology shortly afterward. Egypt is his passion.

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