A Dayma Journey is an enduring experience, a guided discovery of some of Egypt’s most wondrous natural destinations, as well as areas and individuals that embrace sustainable lifestyles and responsible forms of tourism.
Dayma are experienced and passionate environmental educators that offer youth, from high school and university, rich experiential travel around Egypt. A Dayma Journey is an enduring experience, a guided discovery of some of Egypt’s most wondrous natural destinations, as well as areas and individuals that embrace sustainable lifestyles and responsible forms of tourism.
It is an invitation to tap into Nature’s 3.8 billion years of experience accompanied by highly motivated biologists versed in the field of Biomimicry. Stemming from “Bios”, meaning life, and “mimesis” which means to imitate, biomimicry is the “conscious emulation” of life’s genius for sustainable living.
The purpose of the journeys is to have people explore three components: a discovery of “self” and how to be a better leader, decision maker and generally explore ones limits and boundaries, a discovery of “nature” as inspiration to create more sustainable design, based on the learning of the field of Biomimicry and a discovery of “community” learning from local communities in Egypt and also having a service component where together with a given community we work on developing it further. We offer a responsible type of tourism, one which allows you to get immersed in a culture and not be a mere consumer, but rather an active participant.
Egypt offers an array of natural ecosystems. In a Dayma journey students may explore a marine, a desert, an Oasis or a freshwater ecosystem. They may get to know the champion organisms and what their strategies for survival are, students will then introduced to a process which allows them to understand and use these strategies into emulating nature for sustainable human design.
People are central to any Dayma Journey, the indigenous people who we meet in the different destinations. They embrace us with their hospitality and culture, and we reciprocate this generosity by conducting with them community service projects to engage the youth participating in more meaningful and long lasting experiences.
A Dayma journey allows youth to get to know themselves more, and start exploring what are their potentials. Youth learn to overcome fears, work in interdisciplinary teams, undertake leadership and management roles. We guide students through games and activities that push their limits, or by engaging them in planning for their service activity.