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Tombs of The Noble, Aswan

Tombs of The Noble, Aswan Aswan has the loveliest setting on the Nile. On one side sits the city, its shops, businesses, and the old Cataract Hotel, disguising the network of streets and alleyways which make up the souk, the second best next to Cairo's. There are major archeological sites along both banks of the upper Nile, necropoli such as the Tombs of the Nobles at...

Kitcheners Island and Botanical Garden/Lord Kitchener's Garden in Aswan

Kitcheners Island and Botanical Garden/Lord Kitchener's Garden in Aswan Historic sites in southern Egypt's Aswan are everywhere, though many, like the Mausoleum of the Aga Khan, are closed to the public. The botanical gardens on what used to be Kitchener's Island are still accessible, as are the ruins on the West Bank. This botanical garden provides local youth, girls in slacks and bright headscarves, young men in...

Luxor Travel Information

Pharaonic statue in Luxor Temple Luxor (in Arabic: al-Uqsur) is a city in Upper (southern) Egypt and the capital of Luxor Governorate. The population numbers 487,896 (2010 estimate), with an area of approximately 416 square kilometres (161 sq mi). As the site of the Ancient Egyptian city of Thebes, Luxor has frequently been characterized as the "world's greatest open air museum...

General Information about Cairo

General Information about Cairo Egypt lies in the northeastern corner of the African continent, with an extension across the Gulf of Suez (NYSE:SZEZY) into the Sinai Peninsula in southwestern Asia. On its northern coasts is the Mediterranean Sea and on its eastern coasts the Red Sea. Egypt covers an area of about one million square km, with about 96 percent desert. It has 29...

Pharaonic Cairo

The Great Pyramid One of the Seven Wonders of the World, King Cheops' pyramid was built c. 2650 BC "...it is impossible to get tired of the pyramids." Amelia B. Edwards, 1877 The Solar Barque of King Cheops A cedar-wood craft built to take the pharaoh through the underworld. More details: Solar Boat Museum/Khufu (or Cheops) Boat Museum next to...

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...

Al Quseir on the Coast of the Red Sea

Al Quseir on the south Coast of the Red Sea Al-Quseir has a long history as one of the major ports of the Red Sea: from here Queen Hatshepsut launched her expedition to the Land of Punt, as depicted in the reliefs in Deit el-Bahari temple at Luxor. Legend has it that the expedition returned with two live panthers and 31 incense trees. The 16th-century fortress of Sultan Selim, still...

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...

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...

Suez and Ain Sukhna

Suez and Ain Sukhna Suez has been a commercial port since the 7th century. The spice trade and pilgrimages to Mecca made it prosperous throughout the Middle Ages, it became a naval base in the 15th century and, in 1869, the opening of the Suez Canal ensured its development as a modern city. Today, Suez is one of Egypt's largest ports. Also Ayun Musa (Moses springs);...

Red Sea Coast

Red Sea Coast Egypt's Red Sea coast runs from the Gulf of Suez to the Sudanese border. Its mineral-rich red mountain ranges inspired the mariners of antiquity to name the sea Mare Rostrum, or the Red Sea. Egypt’s Red Sea Coast is the Caribbean of Africa. Turquoise waters. Colorful corals. Tropical sea creatures. This stretch of seashore, more than 800 km from...

Hydrobiological Institute and Museum

The Fort of Qaitbay is erected on the northern tip of the Eastern Port on the site of the ancient Pharos of Alexandria, the fort design is influenced by both medieval architecture as well as by the lighthouse original layout. The fort also houses the Naval Museum. A short distance southwest from Fort Qaitbay is the Hydrobiological Museum, with...

Zimbabwe Ecotourism

Campfire The acronym stands for Communal Areas Management Programme for Indigenous Resources. This came about as a result of clashes between a tribal community that was moved off its land in 1966 to make way for a wildlife reserve Ghonarezhou National Park and the Department of National Parks. This community is today known as the Mahenye community...

Tanzania Ecotourism - Chumbe Island Coral Park

Chumbe Island Coral Park Chumbe Island, located 10 km south west of Stone Town, is a pristine coral island eco-system which includes a reef sanctuary and protected forest. As the only private marine park in the world Chumbe has an important role in the International Conservation community as environmental agencies wait to see whether a private...

Uganda Ecotourism

Kaniyo-Pabidi Ecotourism Site 29km north of Masindi on the Para road. It is an undisturbed tropical forest with many big-buttressed Mahogany and ironwood trees on the boundaries of the national park. It is a good place to combine chimp tracking with a visit to the park. Lake Nkuruba Community Project Lake Nkuruba Nature Reserve is a community...