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Wadi Degla Cairo Egypt Degla Valley Cairo Egypt

Wadi Degla Cairo Egypt

Wadi Degla Cairo Egypt (Degla Valley) information, tours, prices, booking

Wadi Degla Cairo Egypt (Degla Valley) is one of the important valleys which extend from east to west. It located in Maadi area in Cairo, Egypt. Wadi Degla Cairo Egypt length is 30 km. Moreover, it passes through the limestone rocks that remained in the marine environment. It was during the Eocene Epoch in the eastern desert ( 60 million years ). Thus, it is rich with fossils. The height of these rocks alongside the valley is around 50 m. A group of valleys flew into Degla Valley Cairo Egypt. The valley has a group of mammals animals like dear, ta-ital and mountain rabbits. It also has red fox, feather tailed rat, oviparous, barbed rat, little tailed bat and others.

When you visit the Wadi Degla Cairo Egypt, you will see the construction debris and huge cement blocks. They dumped at the entrance to the Wadi. A couple of hundred meters there is what was once the mouth of the river. Beyond it, flies buzzed about heaps of what appeared to be cattle and poultry offal. Soon, swarms of flies and mosquitoes would have invaded the area. Two kilometers into the Wadi, its rugged natural beauty had become clear.

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Degla Valley in Cairo Egypt is a unique place to introduce Cairenes to nature. It is an excellent one day excursion for schools to organize. It provides an opportunity to educate and enlighten children about nature. In one or two hours, visitors can experience the remoteness and complexity of the desert. It is also a valuable site for Egyptian universities. They can conduct field research there in botany, zoology, geology and environmental science. The valley’s geological life goes back more than 50 million years to the Eocene epoch. The majestic cliffs to each side of the valley were the river banks. Degla valley itself was the river bed. The high cliffs are a powerful natural barrier even now. The cliffs protected the valley’s various life forms.

Degla Valley in Cairo Egypt is a perfect escape for hikers, bikers, rock climbers and nature lovers alike. Even for those who lack athletic prowess, the protected area is still worth a visit for a picnic. It is also to observe the phenomenal views from atop the plateaus. The Egyptian Environmental Affairs Agency designated Wadi Degla Cairo as a protectorate area in 1999. It remains an almost pristine escape. The air feels clean and temperatures are cooler than in Downtown Cairo. The area is completely quiet and the city appears far in the distance. A short car ride can transport you from Cairo’s noise and crowds to absolute serenity and silence.

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Wadi Degla Cairo Egypt has something for everyone. Whether you’re an avid runner or somebody who just wants to take in the expansive desert views. If you seek an adventure that is worlds away from Cairo, Wadi Degla Cairo Egypt is your place. For directions, take the Autostrad road to Maadi, and turn east towards Zahraa El Maadi. Follow this road for 3 km until you come to a large mosque on your right. Turn right after the mosque. Turn left at the Wadi Degla Sporting Club. Follow this road and turn right before the Nissan Service Center. Drive until the Wadi Degla Cairo Egypt entrance. Taxi drivers in Maadi know how to get there. It is open every day until 6 PM. Entrance costs five Egyptian pound for foreigners and three Egyptian pound for Egyptians.

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Maadi Petrified Forest Cairo

El Maadi Petrified Forest Cairo Egypt

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Maadi Petrified forest Cairo is 30 kilometer away from Cairo. It situated outside Maadi district in Cairo, Egypt. In fact, it declared as a protectorate in 1989. Moreover, El Maadi Petrified forest Cairo is about 35 million years old at least. It is indeed an ideal example of the physical history of the planet. Furthermore, El Maadi Petrified forest area is about six square kilometers. It covered with the remains of trees from the early era. They brought here due to the floods on the red Sea hills. This period called Oligocene. It is where the temperature of earth saw a large amount of drop and floods occurred. The drop in temperature led to the creation of an atmosphere.

This atmosphere supported the coming of many new species like elephants and horses. El Maadi Petrified forest Cairo located 18 kilometer from Maadi city in Cairo. It is on the North Katameya Ain Sukhna road. Moreover, it features a large variety of stones, sands, petrified trees and trunks. El Maadi Petrified forest Cairo can help in knowing about the geological period of earth. Furthermore, it is a small geological protectorate in comparison to others in Egypt. It also classified as a natural heritage site. Maadi Petrified forest Cairo covered by acacia trees, pastoral plants and bushes. They help in fixing the dunes. It assists in conserving the environmental setting of the Mediterranean coast.

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The high density of acacia helps in increasing the level of soil water. It also preserves the natural qualities of the subterranean water. That is why the forest became a favored tourist attraction. It is due to the natural resources present here . It also features wildlife flora and fauna. El Maadi Petrified forest Cairo also known as Gabal el Khashab, or Wood Hill. If your are non geologist or a nature lover, there is nothing much to see in it. The biggest threat to the protectorate is the constant construction work around the area.

Construction programs nearby led most of the animals and wildlife disappearing from this area. It happened within the past ten to 15 years. The Petrified forest in Maadi, Cairo indeed is an important pearl in the natural heritage of the country. It is although of its small area. Among the wildlife is Cape Hare, Lepus capensis and small rodents. They are like Cairo Spiny Mouse and Acomys cahirinus. Birds are generally those of the Eastern Desert. They include Mourning Wheat-ear and Oenanthe lugens. Among reptiles there is the Pale Agama and Trapelus pallidus.

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Giza Zoo Cairo Egypt

Giza Zoo Cairo Egypt

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Giza Zoo Cairo indeed is one of the most beautiful zoos in the world. In fact, it is the most inhabited by the various animal and plant species. Moreover, Giza Zoo Cairo area is about 80 acres. The zoo located near the west bank of the Nile. Its northern tip overlooks Cairo University. Giza Zoo Cairo not far from Cairo Downtown and it linked to it by many buses. In fact, Giza Zoo Cairo is under the supervision of the Ministry of Agriculture in Egypt. Khedive Ismail was the ruler of Egypt from 1863-1879. He supposed to open Giza Zoo Cairo on the occasion of the inauguration of Suez Canal. It was in 1869. He could not do so because the lack of time. On March 1891, Giza Zoo Cairo opened for the public.

The zoo distinguished for its rare imported plants and walks. They paved with colored pebbles. Moreover, they set in beautiful mosaic pictures. Giza Zoo also distinguished for its streams, lakes and bridges. It also does for hilly habitats for the various animals that it houses. These hilly areas planted with cactus trees and the rare cactus fruit. Egypt’s moderate climate helped to preserve the lives of animals from different regions. There is no need to use air conditioning for cooling or warming. Giza Zoo Cairo is indeed a huge exhibition of African wild life. It is a habitat for many species of animals and birds which are now extinct in Egypt. They restored to their original environments from which they were extinct. Among these are mountain goats, rams, Egyptian gazelles and heron.

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Giza Zoo Cairo comprised of five hilly areas. The greatest called the Citadel Hill which constructed in 1867. Moreover, it decorated with various statues of the extinct Fayoum rhinoceros, crocodiles and strange Birds. Its plateau coveredwith a small park that could reached by means of a spiral path. Giza Zoo Cairo comprises plant covered walks. It has many of streams. There is a hall in its center as a resting place. It also has various statues of Birds and reptiles. They made of cement and pebbles. The streams flow through caves with white coral reefs. They hanging down, into waterfalls that lead to a lake with two islands. They connected with a wooden bridge.

In front of the lions’ house there are two artificial hills. They connected with a rare iron suspended bridge. In fact, it is the only one in Egypt. Besides to many animals in the garden, there is a museum which built in 1906. In fact, it consists of three big halls. The halls exhibit large groups of Egyptian and foreign embalmed Birds. They also exhibit reptiles, fish and animals as well as skeletons.

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There are also two other halls exhibiting various kinds of animals, reptiles, and Birds. An embalming factory located behind the museum for such purposes. Giza Zoo Cairo is also an institute where scientists study the behavior of animals and Birds. There are five non governmental organizations. They carry out campaigns to encourage people to preserve wild life. They also promote environment awareness in Egypt.

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El Hassana Dome National Park Cairo

El Hassana Dome National Park Egypt

El Hassana Dome National Park Cairo, tours, booking

El Hassana Dome National Park is a unique geological formation in Giza, Egypt. In fact, it created 100 million years ago. The park designated a natural protectorate in 1989. It was by Prime Ministerial Decree 946/1989. In fact, the park currently threatened by encroaching urbanization and construction works. El Hassana Dome National Park located in the area of Abu Rawash which is 8 Kilometer from Giza Pyramids. Moreover, it features geological importance and richness in fossils. It first discovered in the mid nineteenth century. In fact, El Hassana Dome name owes to its dome shaped hills. It also owes to its location at the end of El Hassana Valley.

Furthermore, the dome is 149 meters high. The highest points from its eastern part raises 109 meters. In fact, El Hassana Dome National Park split in two by the Cairo Alexandria Desert Highway. Its western side is rich in chalky sediment-ed hills and seashells. They are along with plant and animal fossils dating back to the Upper Cretaceous Period. Moreover, it is 135 million years old. With an area of just one square kilometer, El Hassana Dome National Park is one of Egypt’s smallest. In fact, it not a well known tourist destination. Moreover, it surrounded by urbanization and the pollution that accompanies that it.

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The upscale New Giza housing project lies at its southern border. A network of pipelines currently installed along its eastern side. Moreover, quarries operate in the vicinity and commercial farms found along its southeast border. El Hassana Dome National Park does not receive many visitors. It is except those interested in geology and paleontology. They are along with students on scientific school field trips. So the protectorate is not disturbed or polluted by visitors.

The geological richness of the National Park, first discovered by Gustave Le Febrve. He was a French engineer. He commissioned by Mohamed Ali Pasha in 1839. It was to survey the area around the Pyramids of Giza. To someone who is neither a geologist nor a paleontologist, there may not be much to see here. El Hassana Dome National Park looks like an ordinary plot of desert with hills. But to specialists, El Hassana Dome National Park does resemble an open air prehistoric museum.

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