Houssien Zakaria

I was born in Cairo in February 1988. I graduated from the Pharoahs Academy, Guidance Dep. in 2010. Since my childhood, I had the passion of exploring other cultures. I joined Memphis Tours’ team in 2009 as a Tour manager till now.  My family is a very important part of my life, I was raised with my dear father, mother , one brother and one sister and I'm the youngest between them and now making my own way with my beloved wife and lovely one year old daughter

Basic Information
Name : Houssien Zakaria
Education :

Pharoahs Academy, Guidance Dep. in 2010

Courses:
Presentation skills
Negotiation skills
Customer service


Languages :

English


Experience :
  • Six Months Tour Operator in Sharm El Sheikh.
  • Tour Manager in Memphis Tours Egypt since 2009

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Guest Reviews


My partner and I used Memphis tours to arrange a week in Cairo and Luxor.

Egypt was a stop on a world tour and despite the reservations of some people, we continued with the plans we had made in January. It was a fantastic experience and we got to see Egypt virtually on our own as so many before us had cancelled their trips. Mephis tours did a wonderful job in organising it all. I have to single out our guide in Cairo, Maha - she was so informative, and gave us such an insight into the Egypt of the past as well as the Egypt of today and their hopes for the future. Thank you Maha, we so enjoyed meeting you. Our driver was Mustaffa - the calmest driver in all of Egypt I think - thank you Mustaffa we always felt safe with you driving, and Hussein our tour manager - thank you for getting it right.

This was a very special time to visit this wonderful country and I urge anyone thinking of going to absolutely go - we felt extremely safe at all times and were made so welcome by the Egyptians we met

I also suggest you use Memphis Tours - I could not fault them.

Thanks

Tim

Visited July 2011

Reviewed August 6, 2011



 





We booked a 5 day trip to Cairo using Memphis tours. First of all, when we sent them an initial email inquiry, they responded straightaway. We were impressed with the prompt response and attentiveness to our questions.

They sent us a full itinerary quickly with a quote for cost. We were able to make changes and additions to which they re-adjusted the itinerary straightaway.

When we landed in Cairo after collecting our luggage our host, Hussein, was waiting for us just outside the exit doors. He introduced himself and accompanied us to our hotel. He explained how the next few days would go and was very good at answering questions about what we were seeing along the way. His English was excellent and he was very professional. The hotel we chose was the Movenpick hotel in Giza. I would classify this as a 3+ hotel. Very clean, lovely and helpful staff, and nicely maintained property. The rooms are clean, though a bit tired in spots (could use a lick of paint here and there).

There were 3 restaurant choices at the hotel. The Thai restaurant at the hotel is probably the best Thai food I’ve ever had. Very fresh and flavourful.

Our Egyptologist Mahdy, was attentive and informative. He wanted to ensure that we truly understood the history behind what we were seeing. We would ‘go to class’ before we entered a site. He’d sit us down and explain what we were going to see, tell us a story and then we’d go to the site. It really helped to hear everything ahead of time, so that when we were inside the pyramids or at a mosque, we’d be able to recall what we talked about ‘in class’. Was a great learning experience. Thanks Mahdy.

We decided to go on an evening Nile cruise (very touristy, wouldn’t recommend this) and we were met at the hotel by another Memphis Tours host who accompanied us to the boat with the driver, then secured us a nice table. He was waiting for us to escort us back to the hotel with the driver when we finished the cruise. We were very impressed by this level of customer service and found this to be something that Memphis Tours does regularly. A very nice touch.

Riding in a car/taxi/van in Cairo is an experience to say the least. The lines on the highways are truly just guidelines. I felt very safe the entire time I was in the Memphis Tours Van. Our driver , Sayed, was excellent.

Overall I highly recommend Memphis Tours. Their customer service and professional approach is excellent.

Reviewed February 25, 2010


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