The national parks of Egypt are undiscovered islands of paradise filled with the most sublime array of natural treasures scattered throughout the country's lands and oceans. There are many enchanted, highly diverse creations in the blessed geographic region of Egypt, which spans North Africa and Western Asia. Approximately 12% of Egypt's total geographical area is made up of up to 28 natural protectorates, each of which has its own unique geological limits, coastal features, and natural blessings. The natural heritage of this eternal civilization can be seen in all of these parks.
All of the natural parks are known for having a variety of rich, diverse types of flora and wildlife that can only be found in Egypt. They are also surrounded by lovely climates. Everyone will learn about the heavenly treasure and heritage of some of the most amazing places on the face of the globe by exploring all these wonderful natural reserves through our Egypt trips. We shall examine all the information and specifics regarding Egypt's amazing natural national parks in this article you can visit them with our Egypt desert safari tours.
Egypt's Top 7 National Parks
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1. Gebel Elba National Park
One of Egypt's top national parks, Gebel Elba is situated in the country's southeast and offers some of the best views of the mountains, valleys, and hills that make up the park's landscape you must see with our Egypt classic tours. You can view the Elba Mountain, which rises high and is surrounded by a series of valleys, on one end of the park, and the Red Sea Hills, which separate the Red Sea coast from the main Elba Mountains, on the other. Now let's talk about the Gebel Elba National Park, which is located approximately 250 km from the southern edge of Marsa Alam and covers an area of fifty square kilometres to the north of Shalateen.
The Elba park is renowned for its diverse habitats, which include sand dunes, mountain highlands, marshes, mangroves, and coastal plains. About 458 plant species, 86 distinct corals, 104 fish species, 26 animal species, and 60 bird species also call this diverse ecosystem home. Numerous wild animals, including ibexes, Barbary sheep, gazelles, the Aardwolf, Striped Polecat, the Egyptian leopard, eagles, falcons, the Egyptian vulture, and the Bearded Vulture, will be visible.
Location: Marsa Allam and the National Park are separated by around 250 km.
Timings of the Gabal Elba National Park: The park is open every day of the week from 7 am to 4 pm.
2. Wadi El Gemal National Park
Near Marsa Alam, in Egypt's Red Sea region, is the Wadi el Gemal National Park, which is about 40 miles away. The park, which spans a vast area of 7000 square kilometres and is made up of both land and water, offers visitors the chance to view the coral reefs that line the local beaches while the untamed mountains provide a striking contrast to the beaches. There are many activities available in the Wadi el Gemal National Park, including hiking, bird watching, and guided cycling excursions during Marsa alam day tours.
Wadi el Gemal is surrounded by mangroves and acacia trees on all sides and is home to a wide range of wild creatures, such as the Nubian Ibex, wild foxes, gazelles, and birds that rest there before migrating to other locations. Exploring the oldest emerald mine in the world while learning about the indigenous Bedouin's survival strategies is another fascinating activity at Wadi. Visit the Wadi El Gemal Island if you're seeking for a spot to go snorkelling because you can swim alongside turtles and dugongs there.
Location: The Wadi el Gemal National Park is situated along Marsa Alam's southern Red Sea shore.
Timings of the Wadi el Gemal National Park: The Wadi el Gemal National Park remains open to visitors from 9am to 5pm.
3. Ras Mohammed National Park
Ras Mohammed National Park, which was established as a protected area in Egypt in 1983, is located in the southernmost part of the Sinai Peninsula and offers a bird's-eye view of the Gulf of Suez and Aqaba. Only 20 miles separate the Ras Mohammed National Park from Sharm, but 446 km separate it from Cairo, making it somewhat far. One of the reasons the National Park is one of the most sought-after locations for snorkelling and diving is because it is noted for holding more than 1500 aquatic critters. The park's worldwide renowned coral reefs only account for half of its beauty; the other half is found in the mountains, plains, and other natural features.
Location: The Ras Mohammed National Park is situated on the southern side of the Sinai Peninsula and you can visit it during our Sharm el Shiekh day tours.
Timings of the Ras Mohammed National Park: Every day of the week, the park is open from 7 am to 4 pm.
4. Wadi El Rayan National Park
The largest waterfalls in Egypt can be found in the Wadi El Rayan National Park, where they enter and exit through the lake area. You will find a lot of hot springs and oasis that are visited by a variety of animals in the area and from the areas surrounding the national park. You will see lots of migratory birds, reptiles, and even two species of the gazelle that are endangered at the park with our Cairo day tours to Fayoum. A variety of trees and plants may be spotted in this location, especially the acacia tree.
The nature reserve is situated in Egypt's Fayoum.
Timings of the Wadi El Rayan National Park: The park remains open from 7am to 5pm on all days of the week.
5. Wadi El Hitan National Park
One of Egypt's most well-known national parks, the Wadi El Hitan National Park is ranked among the top five national parks in the country. It is situated in the "Whale Valley" nature preserve, so named due to the abundance of whale fossils in the area. Because of its significant contribution to studies in this field because to these ancient whale fossils, the Wadi El Hitan National Park was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2005.
The national park is situated in Egypt's Giza.
Wadi El Rayan National Park hours: Every day of the week, the park is open from 7 am to 5:30 pm.
6. Nabq Protected Area
The Nabq Protected Area was created in 1992 and is situated close to Sharm El Sheikh's northern side. A large number of plants and trees have sprouted up in the Nabq protected area as a result of the high rainfall levels in the mountainous areas close to the park. Six of the 134 plant species that call Nabq home are native to the city. In addition, the park is home to the heron, spoonbill, and osprey, all of which are common in Nabq.
The South Sinai Governorate is where the national park is situated.
Nabq Protected Area hours: Every day of the week, the park is open from 7 am to 4 pm.
7. Abu Galum Protected Area
The Abu Galum Protected Area, which is on the northern side of the Nabq Reserve and spans a vast area of 400 square kilometres, was established as a nature reserve in the early 1990s. From Abu Galum, you can view high granite mountains encircling the little area that is home to coral reefs and stunning marine ecology. A lot of people often opt to go diving in Abu Galum to get a look of the underwater caves, however, diving here is not particularly safe all that during our dahap day tours.
Location: Between Dahab and Nuweiba, on the east coast of South Sinai, is where you'll find the Protected Area.
Abu Galum Protected Area schedule: Every day of the year, the park is open from seven AM to five PM.
Best time To Visit Egypt
The months of October through April are the best for travelling to Egypt since they have excellent weather, which makes outdoor activities like visiting Egypt's National Parks more pleasurable. It is peak tourist season in Egypt in December and January, so you will find most areas packed with visitors. However, this also means that everything will cost more, from airline tickets to hotel rates. Avoid Egypt during the summer as it gets excessively hot, especially in the southern regions.