Marsa Alam

Marsa Alam:

Marsa Alam is an Egyptian tourist city that follows the Red Sea Governorate. It established recently by investments from the Kuwaiti Kharafi Group, which built the entire city with its facilities, resorts and infrastructure, making this area one of Egypt’s most attractive tourist destinations. It consists from three villages: Berenice, Aboul Hassan al-Shazli and Abu Ghusun. The city is an international center for fishing, diving and cruises. It also has an international airport, marina yacht, conference center alongside luxury products and hotels.

Natural and tourist areas:

Port Ghalib:

Port Ghalib is a tourist resort. The resort distinguished by its beauty and unique design, taking into account the preservation of the environment, and culture when constructed. You will notice the harmony of diversity of recreational spots with nature, where you can go for diving trips on the Red Sea coast and enjoy the colors of its coral reef bright, and marine life rich rare things. The resort also hosted the 2008 International Paralympic Championship for the Formula 2000 boats, with the participation of 15 boats from the UAE, Kuwait, Qatar, the United Kingdom, Italy, France, Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland.

Samdai Reserve:

Also called the dolphin reserve, one of the most beautiful Red Sea rare areas. It is the largest dolphin reserve in the world. It has more than 5000 dolphins that sleep during the day between Samadi reefs, then swim and active at night. Red Sea Conservation Society (HIPCA) manages the reserve free.

Reserve divided in three areas:

Area A: Dolphin sanctuary designated for its presence only, no visitors allowed.

Area B: For surface swimming activities, No diving or rubber boats allowed.

Area C: Rubber boats allowed for visitors transportation to area B limits, with short visit times between 10 am and 2 pm for surface swimming activities and until 3 pm for diving activity.

Wadi El-Gamal Reserve:

The reserve covers 60 km of the Red Sea coast. It includes the Wadi Al-Jamal Islands, coral reefs and seagrass settlements, as well as Mount Hamata. At the beginning of the reserve, a flowing fresh water source mixes with seawater and forms a low-salted swamp.

The reserve divided into several areas:



The Valley of the Camel Island area:

Is the second largest gathering of the sunset falcon.

• Hankawarb area:

18 km south of Wadi Al-Jamal and characterized by beaches and coral reefs.

Qala’an area:

9 km north of Hamata village. It has large areas of mangrove and many types of endemic and migratory birds.

• Hamata Island area:

2 miles from opposite beach to Hamata village, it has places for swimming and diving. Valley got the name due to the presence of plants in that area camels like it. You will notice a wild and marine life extensive presence in the reserve such as goat goats, Dorcas deer, also known as the Afri, another kind of deers is the Arial, one of the smallest and most common species of deer, most population from antelopes, and more than 13 species of birds including the sunset falcon.

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