16 December 2017 03:38 AM

Safari Tourism

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Egypt is famous for safari tourism with its fascinating desert and mountainous areas of different colors and shapes. There are also many beautiful oases that intervene the mountains, providing fun and adventures for safari tourists, where there is safari tourism in Mount St. Catherine, Mount Sinai, Siwa Oasis, White Desert in the New Valley, Dakhla and Kharga Oasis, which is full of monuments and springs, and El Ain El Sukhna, where tourists are interested in watching animals in the desert and migrating birds.

Tourism companies provide tents and equipment for Bedouin life in the areas of St. Catherine, Mount Sinai and Dakhla and Kharga Oasis, so that tourists can coexistence this life, which combines the simplicity and cruelty of the mountainous desert nature and also watching the types of animals and rare wild birds within the reserves located in these places.

Safari Tourism in Sinai

Sinai is rich in beautiful mountain chains of different colors and shapes. In addition to the many magnificent oases that intervene the mountains like Firan Oasis. It also enjoys rare medicinal plants such as herbs and some of animals and rare and distinguished wild birds.

Nuwebie, located 85 kilometers north of Dahab, hosts most of the sea activities and has many places to practice desert sports, camel riding, safaris and diving.

Safari routes vary some of them heading to the mountain chains and the most famous mountains are St. Catherine region, distinguished by its colorful rocks and exciting building that attracts lovers of mountains safari. One of the most famous of mountain chains are Mount St. Catherine, Mount Sinai, and El Ain El Sukhna, where tourists are interested in watching animals in the desert, and migrating birds.

Other safari tourism programs are aimed at visiting picturesque valleys and well-known springs such as Ain al Qudairat in Al-Qasimah area, Ayoun Oum Ahmed and Ayoun Forrtaqa, as well as springs and valleys of the Feran Oasis. In addition to the Coloured Canyon, is considered one of the wonders of nature in Sinai.

At the same time, many of the safari tourists are heading for hunting the animals in many areas where is permitted, such as El Arish, Sheikh Zuwaid and Rafah in North Sinai, or in many areas in the South, especially the Natural Reserves, which represent the ideal environment for Safari tourism. Like Ras Mohammed, which is located at the confluence of the Gulf of Suez and the Gulf of Aqaba, is characterized by coral reefs located in the depths of Ras Mohammed's hydrosphere, colorful fish, endangered sea turtles and rare aquatic animals. Ras Mohammed's reefs are surrounded by all its sea sides. The reserve is also home to many rare birds and animals, including the Nubian ibex in the mountain regions and many species of reptiles and insects.

Sinai witnessed the most famous festivals and camel races. These races are pure Bedouin sport, which is witnessing a huge turnout of participants and tourists, where is in line with habits and interests of the Sinai Bedouins. The race is associated with wide folkloric carnivals of fashions, and folklore. A local and international camel race is regularly held in North and South Sinai at appropriate times each year, especially in the spring. The Sinai Corridors are also suitable for all kinds of car races, as well as international cycling races, which are often held in South Sinai.

Safari Tourism in Red Sea

The safari of the Red Sea desert has a special charm for its mountain chains, which is suitable for mountain climbing, as well as many valleys for horses and camel riding.

Safaga is also characterized by mountain chains of different colors and shapes suitable for practice mountain climbing.

Siwa Oases

Siwa Oasis is one of the areas that are rich in distinguished tourist attractions such as safari tourism.

Siwa Oases is located in the west of Marsa Matrouh by about 300 km, with an area of about 7800 sq km and a distance of 800 sq km from Cairo.

The New Valley

The area of the white desert located in the New Valley Governorate is known for safari tourism. The area is an open museum to study desert environments, geographical phenomena, excavations and wildlife. It also contains monuments and tools dating back to the prehistoric era, which includes a collection of rare tombs and caves, remains of ancient mummies and carved inscriptions.

A series of medium height rocky hills are the most prominent geographical features of the New Valley. In some regions they resemble small mountains with sand plains, hard rocky outcrops and dunes between them. All these natural factors have contributed to the making of the New Valley into an attractive tourist destination.

Gilf Kebir

Safari tourism in deep in the Western Desert in Egypt located in an area known as Gilf Kebir.

Gilf Kebir is a plateau in the New Valley Governorate of the remote southwest corner of Egypt, and southeast Libya. Its name translates as "the Great Barrier". This 7770-square-kilometre sandstone plateau, roughly the size of Puerto Rico, rises 300m from the Libyan Desert floor.

It is known for its rugged beauty, remoteness, geological interest, and the dramatic cliff paintings-pictographs and rock carvings-petroglyphs which depict an earlier era of abundant animal life and human habitation.


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