Ras Mohamed National Park
Duration: Half Day
Discover the exotic treasures of the sea during your holiday in Egypt by exploring Ras Mohamed National Park, the country’s first and only marine national park. As well as hosting a diverse range of desert habitats, such as mountains, oases and sand dunes, the park also boasts beautiful beaches, unique coral reefs and an abundance of marine life, making it an ideal destination for divers and snorkelers. Enjoy an unforgettable day of fun and adventure in a place of exquisite natural beauty.
Located approximately 30 km southwest of Sharm El Sheikh, Ras Mohamed National Park occupies the southernmost tip of the breathtaking Sinai Peninsula, which lies between the Mediterranean Sea and the Red Sea. Much of the park is dominated by the sea, but many different habitats can be found here, which vary between rocky mountains, lush oases and barren desert to mangroves, inter-tidal flats and salt marshes. Each habitat hosts a wide variety of flora and fauna, but one of the most important and most diverse ecosystems in the park is the spectacular coral reefs, which are amongst the best in the world.
This exciting excursion will enable you to spot native wildlife both above and below the water, whilst enjoying some of the most beautiful scenery in Egypt. Look out for birds, desert foxes, gazelles, lizards and many more terrestrial creatures, as well as a rich biodiversity of sea life.
Once we reach the main beach, you can go for a swim or put on your snorkeling gear and explore the beauty beneath the sea. Marvel at the amazing vertical coral walls in this area, which are encrusted with corals of all shapes, sizes and colours.
There is a tremendous variety of marine life amongst the coral reefs at Ras Mohamed because two different water masses merge here: the relatively shallow Gulf of Suez and the much deeper Gulf of Aqaba, both of which are rich in nutrients. Over a 1000 species of tropical fish can be found here, as well as pelagic fish, molluscs, starfish, sea urchins, manta rays, turtles, sharks and hundreds of vivid corals, sea fans, sponges and gorgonians. You can even explore the underwater Eel Garden, which is home to a large colony of garden eels at a depth of 20m. The beauty, colours and diversity of this magical underwater world will take your breath away.
From here we proceed to Hidden Bay to see the beautiful, lush mangroves, which are an important breeding ground for many resident and migratory birds such as gulls, terns, white storks, herons and ospreys. This is one of the best areas in the region for bird spotting. Ras Mohamed National Park is undoubtedly one of Egypt’s most treasured gems, and a must-see for travellers.
Once again on this trip we advise you not to forget to bring your passport!
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