The Brief History of Roots

The camp was originally established back in 2006, by an Egyptian entrepreneur.


At this time, Roots Camp was constructed with traditional materials to a very basic standard, however, this proved to be a poor decision as the camp failed to attract its target market of Eco tourists and backpackers.


At the end of 2010, having taken professional advice, the owners concluded that the way forward was to invest in modern chalets and core buildings and to focus on the specialist dive tourism market.


Substantial investment took place and dramatic improvements were introduced to Roots Camp including the change of name to Roots Luxury Camp. During this period of construction, Pharaoh Dive Club were approached to come and run a professional dive operation as the centre piece to the relaunch.


The new Roots Luxury Camp reopened in January 2011 at which point there were 11 modern chalets and the core restaurant almost completed. Plans were a foot to continue the redevelopment with further new rooms and other facilities, however, the Arab Spring uprising unfortunately scuppered these good intentions.


As there was zero tourism in Egypt, with all but the UK cancelling flights, the owner decided to close the camp. Pharaoh Dive Club at this point saw the real potential of the new concept camp and agreed with the owner to take over the operation of Roots Luxury Camp. Several years later the situation remains unchanged and their faith in the potential has proven well founded.


As the country recovered stability and the visitor numbers increased, the refurbishment programme was re-established.


2012 saw the upper terrace Eco Huts demolished and the Superior Boutique Rooms constructed.


2013 saw a new reception and swimming pool built on the north side of the camp.


2014 work began on other areas such as the restaurant terrace, wash house and beach dive centre.


2015 saw the first of the remaining Eco Huts being completely rebuilt.


2016 infrastructure became a priority with new kitchens and stores


With all the developments Roots had progressed to the point that it could no longer really be considered a camp and early 2015 saw another change in status and ROOTS RED SEA was born.


Work on improving and developing Roots Red Sea has and will be continued with many more projects remain to implemented such as connection of mains power and water.



new reception Build 2013

Pool construction 2013

Boutique Room build 2012

Mobility chalet Build 2014

general works 2014

new eco hut Build 2015

new Kitchen & Store Build 2016

Roots Red Sea

Kilo 14 Safaga Road

El Quseir, Red Sea, Egypt
0020 1065540900
TripAdvisor Award Winners 2013, 2014, 2015,2016, 2017