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Sinai In the Water - Diving in Sinai

the-reef-Chill at the beach in Sharm El Sheikh The Red Sea is probably the main attraction for thousands of tourists visiting the place every month. No wonder: the sea is rich with minerals vital for our organisms. Add to this the fact that the temperature of the sea reaches 24-25 degrees in summer; the unique marine life, pleasant breeze; gorgeous sand beaches; proud mountains surrounding the...

Red Sea/Ras Mohammed National Park just south of Sharm el Sheikh

Red Sea/Ras Mohammed National Park just south of Sharm el Sheikh Egypt has seriously taken on Eco-Tourism. Today, there are 21 national parks designated as Protected Areas in Egypt are devoted to eco tourism, the most famous of which is Ras Mohamed Protected Area in the southern tip of the Sinai Peninsula (which separates the two outstretched arms of the upper Red Sea). The area is around the St. Katherine’s...

Sharm el-Sheikh - The Red Sea resorts of the Sinai Peninsula

Sharm el-Sheikh - The Red Sea resorts of the Sinai Peninsula Sharm has so many activities to offer that we guarantee that they will keep you busy in every phase of the day. Those who like to wake up early and are fond of observing the sunrise, can try playing golf which is a perfect combination of sport activity, great fun and wonderful nature. If you prefer a more active way of spending your time, then...

El-Arish, Sinai

Bedouin crafts, El-Arish, Sinai The Sinai desert to the seaside village of El Arish just outside Rafah, where the Egyptian border with Gaza (about 30 miles from the Gaza Strip) lies on the Mediterranean coast at the mouth of the Wadi el-Arish, Sinai's largest river (dry for part of the year). El-Arish is a fishing port and a bedouin settlement with some recently established...

Marsa Alam on the Coast of the Red Sea

Marsa Alam on the Coast of the Red Sea A village with a small harbor and stone quay, Mersa Alam in the ideal base for a fishing holiday. The Dokki Shooting Club has a resthouse here and can arrange deep sea fishing trips. There are some fine offshore coral reefs and diving facilities are being developed. A nature reserve stretches from here to Gebel Elba in the south. Marsa Alam is a...

Port Safaga/ Bur Safaga on the Coast of the Red Sea

Port Safaga/ Bur Safaga on the Coast of the Red Sea Safaga has numerous diving sites which are accessible to everyone, thanks to the excellent visibility and generally weak currents which characterise the local waters. Rich and colourful fauna abound in the sumptuous coral gardens, especially at Ras Abu Soma and Sha’ab Tobia. From Tobia Arbaa to the mythical spot at Panorama Reef, passing through...

Berenice, St. Anthony's and St. Paul's Monasteries at Red Sea Cost

Berenice, St. Anthony's and St. Paul's Monasteries at Red Sea Cost Berenice The major centers along Egypt's Red Sea coast are Ain Sukhana, Berenice, Bir Shalatein, El Gouna, Hurghada, Mersa Alam, Al- Zuseir, Safaga, Suez and Zafarana. Hurghada emerged in early 20th century and was until recently an isolated fishing village. It terms of historical pedigree it cannot hold its own against some of the other Red Sea...

Hurghada, Red Sea

marmaid (statue in Sakalla) - symbol of Hurghada, Red sea About Hurghada Founded in the early 20th century, Hurghada has gone on to become the foremost tourist resort of the Red Sea coast and an international center for aquatic sports. if it takes place in or on the water you can do it here: windsurfing, sailing deep-sea fishing, swimming, but, above all, snorkeling and diving. The unique underwater...

Beaches in Zambia

Zambia is described as the real Africa and it is easy to see why. The country is famed for its huge protected wilderness areas. It has many lakes with beaches, ideal for those who wish to swim, sunbathe and enjoy water sports in uncrowded surroundings. It is also criss crossed by numerous rivers providing the opportunity for canoeing, rafting, and...

Beaches in Mozambique

Image - Beaches in Mozambique Beaches in Mozambique Until the fighting put Mozambique out of bounds, the country's superb beaches were well-known holiday playgrounds. Following the peace, visitors are once again flocking to the country, so encouraging the building of more resort properties and lodges. The country is politically stable having had two peaceful elections, and...

Beaches in Seychelles

Image - Cousine Island Beaches in Seychelles There are 68 white sandy beaches, the most popular of which is Beau Vallon Beach, a 2 mile (3 km) crescent shaped beach on the north west coast. Gran d'Anse is a good beach for surfing. Anse Royale is a 2 mile (3 km) beach protected by coral reef and located on the southeast coast of the island. There is a better opportunity...

Beaches in Morocco

Beaches in Morocco Casablanca's beaches are west of town along Blvd la Corniche, at the end of which begins the affluent beachside suburb of Ain Diab. It's a trendy area, lined with four-star hotels, upmarket restaurants, bars, coffee shops and nightclubs. Tanger Beach The beach here and the clubs alongside it were previously known as an...

Beaches in Nigeria

Coconut Beach Coconut Beach is a beautiful beach in the coastal town of Badagry, west of Lagos. The beach is attractively set in an area surrounded by coconut trees. About 20 miles towards the border of Nigeria and the Republic of Benin, Coconut Beach is accessible through the Lagos-Badagry expressway. Bar Beach Bar Beach, also known as Victoria...

Beaches in Kenya

Image - Beaches in Kenya Beaches in Kenya With mile upon mile of uncrowded talcum-white sands, most of them protected by the long coral Reef safe for swimming and excellent for watersports. The Kenya coast is an ideal year round beach destination. North Coast Being closer to Mombasa town center, the North Coast is traditionally busier and offers a greater variety of...

Beaches in Gambia

Image - Beaches in Gambia The Atlantic Coast Resorts The Atlantic Coast resorts of Bakau, Fajara, Kotu and Kojoji are the heart of Gambia's tourist industry. Along this 10 kilometre strip of beach is a line of about 20 hotels, with others planned or under construction. Back from the beach are more hotels, with restaurants, bars, nightclubs, souvenir stalls and the other...