In pics: What you need to know about Eastern Desert’s beautiful valley of “Heba”



Sat, 30 Apr 2022 - 02:32 GMT


Sat, 30 Apr 2022 - 02:32 GMT

Heba Valley in Halayeb and Shalateen - FILE

Heba Valley in Halayeb and Shalateen - FILE

CAIRO – 30 April 2022: The valleys of the Eastern Desert are characterized by a beautiful nature, especially in the areas of Halayeb, Shalateen and Marsa Alam.

Among these valleys is “Heba Valley”, which is characterized by calmness and purity.



In the below lines, et highlights some of the information about his valley:


- Heba Valley is characterized by its beautiful nature, and abundance of trees throwing large spaces of shades.


- Many people from different tribes call it Halayeb and Shalateen in the Valley of Solitude and Purity because of the calmness and huge trees that it witnesses under which many tribesmen, shepherds and passers-by in the valley shelter.


- Heba Valley is located southwest of the city of Shalateen, and it is often visited by young tribesmen for hiking.




- It is about two hours from the city of Shalateen, and is located within the famous protected areas of Jabal Elba.


- It has a large number of huge trees whose shade is used by the people of the desert, shepherds and passers-by.


- Members of Al-Basharia and Al-Ababda tribes visit Heba Valley for recreation, especially during the month of Ramadan.


- Heba Valley is one of the valleys that has a history, and the reason for its name is not known so far, but the name is one of the names spread in the Beja tribes.




- It has a famous mosque in Heba Valley.


- It is located within the environmental monitoring valleys, where wild animals and various birds were monitored in the past, and it is considered one of the best natural areas at all in Egypt.


- The trees for which this valley is famous are the famous acacia trees or as they are called “perennial trees,” which grow in the torrents of torrential rains in the Eastern Desert, as they constitute an environment of a special nature.



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