Particularly renowned for its spectacular limestone terrain, which includes deep, winding canyons.
Wadi Degla Protectorate is particularly renowned for its spectacular limestone terrain, which includes deep, winding canyons formed by ancient Nile River floodwaters. Declared as a protectorate in 1999 this 60km2 protectorate runs northwest to the Nile valley and south of Cairo. The valley enjoys strong natural heritage, home to several marine fossils that date back to the Eocene epoch. With vegetation during rainy seasons and a reasonable amount of wildlife, Wadi Degla Protectorate is home to a number of unique bat species.
natural phenomena, animals, plants
Wadi Degla Protectorate hosts an impressive geological landscape that is a sight to behold. Here you can find winding desert canyons, and an aweinspiring limestone landscape that boasts a strong natural heritage. Marine fossils dating back centuries can also be found in this area, along with a variety of wildlife. The area is known for having caves that are home to a number of unique bat species.
activities and excursions
Hiking, biking, camping, and meditation are some of the most popular activities in Wadi Degla. During the day, you can hike down the trails leading through this majestic limestone terrain or you can choose to mediate on the cliffs overlooking the deep valleys below.
local people and tribes
Here you can meet locals from all over Cairo who will introduce you to a flourishing city culture and its vibrant traditions.
places to lodge
Most visitors to Wadi Degla don’t stay overnight, due to its proximity to the capital, Cairo. However, camping is permissible and is regarded as the main type of accommodation available in the area.+check our trusted green list