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 60 km² 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 and Plants
Local People, 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.