Wadi El Rayan Nature Protectorate in Faiyum | Waterfalls in Wadi El Rayan



The Wadi El-Rayan reserve is one of the most important nature reserves in Egypt after the Ras Muhammad, St. Catherine, and Elba Mountain reserves. The Wadi Al-Rayan lakes have an area of approximately 45,000 acres and are three lakes that are visited by thousands of visitors from all over the republic, especially because of their importance.


Wadi El Rayan Nature Protectorate in Faiyum Oasis

The region of Wadi el Rayan is distinguished for its integrated desert environment, including dunes, natural eyes, plant life, and wildlife. It is rich in fossils of fish and marine mammals that lived in the region when it was covered by seawater until 40 or 30 million years ago (Wadi Al-Hitan region)

Wadi Al-Rayan is one of the largest Naturally protected reserves in Egypt and the most important in terms of scientific value and the great diversity of natural life and environmental components. It is located in El Fayoum, southwest of Cairo, and 25 kilometers from the city of Fayoum.

Wadi El Rayan Reserve currently has more than 15 species of large wild animals, some of which are rare or threatened with extinction. It also contains 16 species of reptiles and more than a hundred species of resident and migratory birds.

 

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