Faiyum Safari

Faiyum Safari

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  1. Faiyum Safari and Wadi El Rayan

Faiyum, the “Oasis of Beauty”, has a distinguished geographical location, as it is surrounded by the Western Desert from all sides except for the southeastern side. It is distinguished by its diverse nature that combines the desert and water environment, it also includes the only waterfall in Egypt, which made it an excellent tourist destination for citizens and tourists to enjoy the beauty of nature and practice various activities, the most prominent trips in Faiyum are the safaris due to its suitable desert environment.

Faiyum Safari and Wadi El Rayan

Wadi El-Rayan is located southwest of Faiyum, where the Western Desert, it is characterized by its picturesque and distinctive nature, which reflects an environmental diversity between desert and water, next to the sparkling golden sands of the desert, there is the only waterfall in Egypt, which is linked to two lakes there, the upper lakes, which occupy an area of approximately 65 square kilometers, and the lower lakes, which occupy an area of 100 square kilometers, these lakes are free of pollution, which makes Wadi El Rayan a famous tourist spot in Faiyum.

Among the activities that can be practiced there is skiing on the sands of the desert by riding four-wheel-drive cars or four-wheel-drive bikes known as the “Beach Buggy”, which are available there for a fee, camping for relaxation, attending barbecues and tea parties and enjoying the Faiyum sky and its stars, as the sky of Faiyum in Wadi El-Rayan in particular is one of the most famous and beautiful places suitable for observing and monitoring stars and celestial bodies, this area is free of light pollution, which makes the process of astronomical observation easier and clearer.

In addition to skiing and camping, it is also possible to take a tour in the desert and enjoy the natural features by riding camels, the “ship of the desert”, as well as practicing various sports and activities such as playing football, volleyball, tennis and others.

While visiting Wadi Al-Rayan, you should not miss the opportunity of visiting Wadi al Hitan where you can visit Fossil & Climate Change Museum, which includes structures of organisms that lived millions of years ago. These organisms provided the world with the opportunity to study climate change and its impact on the development of living organisms and the formation of the earth. The most famous structure located there is the structure of a whale known as Basilosaurus Isis, which was feeding on the Dorudon whale, which was smaller in size, its structure is also located in the museum. When these structures were discovered, they thought at first that they were dinosaur skeletons, but after studying them, it was found that they belong to whales that could live on land millions of years ago, they had hind legs. With the discovery of these fossils in 1903 AD, the world was able to look forward to the manifestations of life millions of years ago, and to study the evolution that occurred on earth and living organisms due to climate changes and their impact on the world.

Therefor, Faiyum, Egypt, specifically Wadi El Rayan region, which includes Wadi Al Hitan, is considered one of the most important and beautiful spots that attract tourists in the world, in addition to providing the opportunity to practice safari, where skiing on the sand, camping and holding barbecues in the desert, its visitors also enjoyed monitoring its sky, which people go to for the purpose of monitoring objects, either for enjoyment only or for study, it also provides visitors with important information by examining what is contained in the Fossil & Climate Change Museum, along with the picturesque natural features like waterfall and lakes.

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