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Top 3 Wildlife Destinations in Egypt


Thu 17 Aug 2023 | 03:11 PM
Ahmed Emam

Egypt is home to some of the most stunning landscapes and regions of natural biodiversity that cannot be found anywhere else in the world.

So set out on a journey with us to explore these areas of rugged mountains and some of the most marvelous flora and fauna in some of the top natural reserves of North Africa.

Ras Mohammed National Park

Located in the Sinai peninsula, Ras Mohammed is a wildlife reserve that features part of the red sea on its shores. In Ras Muhammed, one can enjoy the red sea’s eclectic coral reef and marine life. The park is approximately 850 square kilometers of protected area.

Siwa

Many natural water springs spread throughout the western desert, the most significant of which is Siwa Oasis, which lies to the west of Marsa Matrouh by about 300 km.

It occupies the forefront position among the optimal places for medical tourism and natural hospitalization in western Egypt's territory and is characterized by charming poetic calm, air purity, and the purity of the sky, the mild temperature, which can be visited by land cruisers or Tourism firms buses.

The natural water there contains several mineral salts and some minerals of therapeutic value such as sodium carbonate and varying proportions of some metal elements. It is like magnesium and iron, and it is distinguished by its depth, amplitude, and temperature which ranges between 30 and 70 degrees Celsius. 

Siyal

The island of Siyal, located in the Red Sea near the famous tourist resort of Marsa Alam, is surrounded by rocks and coral and has a sandy surface with scant marine vegetation.

The island is part of the Wadi El Gemal Protected Area of Egypt and is home to the white-eyed gull, with an estimated seventy individuals at the maximum, as well as several ospreys.

Siyal is known for being home to one of Marsa Alam’s main dive sites, as well as its beautiful coral reef. The site is popular for snorkeling and diving.

The most remote beaches of this island are the habitat for the spawning of different species of turtles, including the green turtle.

When you are on the island, be sure to check out Wadi El Gemal National Park - one of the most renowned and thriving national marine parks in Egypt. This park is strictly protected by a series of environmental laws to ensure its preservation.