Gorgeous Picture Taken at Wadi Degla Protectorate

21 02 2012

Gorgeous Picture Taken at Wadi Degla Protectorate

Gorgeous Picture from Wadi Degla Protectorate

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Wadi Degla Protected Area in Cairo Governorate

14 04 2011

Date of Announcement : 1999
Area : 60 km2
Type : Desert lands protected area
Distance from Cairo : 10 km

Wadi Degla is one of the important valleys which extend from east to west with a length of 30 km. It passes through the limestone rocks that had remained in the marine environment during the Eocene Epoch in the eastern desert ( 60 million years ). Therefore , it is rich with fossils . The height of these rocks alongside the valley is around 50 m. A group of valleys flew into this valley. The valley has a group of animals including mammals like dear , taital , mountain rabits , red fox , feather tailed rat , oviparous , barbed rat, little tailed bat and others. Among the insects there are and many others. 18 species of reptiles have been recorded . The rain water dropping from the waterfalls affected the limestone rocks along the years and formed the so called canyon Degla, which resembles the Grand Canyon in the U.S .

From the website of the Egyptian Ministry of State for Environment Affairs





Some interesting photos from Wadi Degle

20 02 2010





Entrance Fees of the protectorate

18 01 2010

As for Egyptians:

Person entry fee: 3 EGP

Car entry fee: 3 EGP

Staying one night in the camping area: 10 EGP

As For Foreigners:

Person entry fee: 5 EGP

Car entry fee: 5 EGP

Staying one night in the camping area: 15 EGP

Pretty Cheep.. Isn’t it!!





Recent photos to the site

18 01 2010





Getting there!!

18 01 2010

Getting there from Maadi:

Drive out to the Zahraa el Maadi district to the Water Pumping Station. Then turn right and drive parallel to the USAID building until you turn left at the sign indicating the west gate.
To get to the Visitor Center take the Qatamiya/Ain Sokhna road and in front of the Public Transportation Garage, turn right at the sign and drive for three kilometers. Turn left and keep going until you see the sign for the Visitor Center.

Getting there from Nasr City:

Head west on the ring road (El Tareeq El Daaery) and take the Carrefour exit. Head south (Carrefour should now be to your right) until you get to Wadi Degla Sporting Club. Turn left at the club and head east until you see the blue sign marking the short road to the Wadi Entrance.

Also you can get there on your bike, it should only take between 35 – 90 minutes, depending where you start off. You can use Google map, it would help you alot





General site Information

18 01 2010

Wadi Degla Protectorate  (“wadi” means valley in Arabic) lies in the northern part of the Eastern Desert and runs east to west for 30km to drain into the Nile Valley at Maadi, south of of Cairo, Helwan Governorate. The area, which encompasses 60 km², was declared by the Egyptian Environmental Affairs Agency (EEAA) as Natural Protectorate in 1999.

Wadi Degla is one of the most  important valleys  in Egypt . It passes through the limestone rocks that had remained in the marine environment during the Eocene Epoch in the eastern desert (60 million years). Therefore, it is rich with fossils. The height of these rocks alongside the valley is around 50 m. A group of valleys flew into this valley. The protectorate has a group of animals including mammals like dear , taital , mountain rabits , red fox , feather tailed rat , oviparous , barbed rat, little tailed bat and others. Among the insects there are and many others. 18 species of reptiles have been recorded. The rain water dropping from the waterfalls affected the limestone rocks along the years and formed the so called canyon Degla, which resembles the Grand Canyon in the states