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The Top 6 Egyptian National Parks You Must Visit

Egypt is a naturally stunning country that is situated where Africa and Asia converge in its northeastern region. The Mediterranean Sea is to the north, and the Red Sea is to the east. When you combine geography with the region's rich culture and history, you'll want to spend your whole holiday outside exploring during your Egypt travel packages.

In Egypt, there are around 30 protected national parks. These areas exist for leisure and tourism as well as to protect the native flora, fauna, and biodiversity of Egypt. Parks and protected places can be found all around the nation, from the desert to regions close to the shore.

Here are six of Egypt's most well-known and well-liked parks and reserves that you might want to visit when you return with our Egypt trips.

National Park of Ras Mohammad

Ras Mohammad National Park was the first land area in Egypt to be given protected status in 1983, making it the country's oldest protected area. The Suez and Aqaba Gulfs may be seen from here, which is located at the southernmost point of the Sinai Peninsula. Internationally renowned coral reefs and the creatures and plants that make up this ecosystem can be found along the coastline.

In actuality, this area is home to more than 1,500 distinct marine species. It is a popular tourist destination in the region and attracts lots of visitors for snorkelling and dicing during your Sharm el Shiekh day tours. Ras Mohammad also offers flatlands, sand dunes, mountains, and valleys to explore. You can even spend a couple nights camping in an authorised area.

National Park of Wadi el Gemal

One of the biggest wadis, Wadi el Gemal National Park is situated next to Ras Mohammad National Park along the Red Sea coast in southern Egypt. Both the water and the land are accessible here. Despite not being the greatest part of the park, the coastline contains around 1,650 different kinds of coral and fish. The park's land area is divided into five islands. Various bird species can be seen nesting and reproducing. Major cultural landmarks include ancient rock art and Roman and Ptolemaic ruins may be found in Wadi el Gemal. Visitors can explore the park on foot, by camel, in an off-road vehicle, or by arranging to go snorkelling and scuba diving in the Red Sea during your Egypt day tours.

National White Desert Park

The second-largest depression in Egypt's Sahara Desert, the White Desert National Park is located in northwest-central Egypt. Farafra, Ain El Maqfi, and Ain El Eadi are the three oases in the park. The Great Sand Sea and the park's namesake, the white sands and rock formations, are both well-known attractions. with our Egypt desert safari tours you can visit Crystal Mountain, the primary rock structure, which is composed primarily of crystals and has a hole feature in the middle. Not everything in this area is white; there are also many orange sands and rock formations. The park's native wildlife can also be visible to you. Barbary sheep, gazelles, jackals

Saint Katherine Protectorate

The Saint Katherine (or Catherine) Protectorate includes sacred sites, historical sites, and Mount Catherine, which is the highest mountain in Egypt. Inside, there are two main attractions that draw a lot of tourists. The first is Mount Sinai, which despite not being the protectorate's tallest mountain, has religious significance. Many people think that this is the location of Mount Sinai, which is where Moses is said to have received the Ten Commandments in the Old Testament. An active Islamic mosque and a former Eastern Orthodox church can be found at the peak. this tour is amazing during Christmas with our Egypt Christmas tours.

Protected Area of Wadi El Rayan

The Wadi El Rayan Protected Area is renowned for its two lakes, various heights, and channel connection. The lone waterfall in Egypt is located where the waterway empties water from the upper lake into the lower lake. During the winter, several birds migrate through this region, and there are mammals such horned gazelles. The region's 12,000 residents depend on the land, notably the rich soil and the fish in the lakes, for their livelihood. The presence of ancient whale fossils on these areas has earned them recognition on a global scale.

National Park of Gebel Elba

With Elba Mountain, lowlands, and Red Sea slopes sprinkled throughout, Gebel Elba is Egypt's biggest and wealthiest national park. It is the location of Egypt's border with Sudan. Due to its size, the region is home to a wide variety of ecosystems, from the coast to mangroves and mountain highlands. The park is also home to around a thousand different plant and animal species. Due to its proximity to the Red Sea, the climate in this area is very humid, and as a result, Gebel Elba experiences more rainfall than you might anticipate compared to the rest of Egypt—roughly 400 millimetres each year.

You will undoubtedly enjoy exploring the national parks and protected regions everywhere you go in Egypt. A highlight of your Egypt easter tours would be spending time at one of these parks!

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