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CAIRO – 7 September 2017: Even though Wadi Degla Protectorate is minutes from Maadi, as soon as you step inside it, you will feel as if you have been transported to the heart of nature, where the air is fresh and the scenery is breathtaking. It might seem like a strange idea to go to a protectorate in the desert at this time of the year, but you will be surprised and rather taken by the refreshing atmosphere at Wadi Degla.
Whether you are an athlete who wants to climb or ride a bike, a family person who wants to have a nice BBQ picnic, or simply love nature and want to enjoy a day far from the city and its crowd but you do not have enough time to go that far, Wadi Degla is the place for you.
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Wadi Degla Protectorate is minutes from Maadi, next to Wadi Degla SC in Zahraa al Maadi. The place is open every day from 7 a.m. until 6 p.m. You can go by car or on foot; tickets cost LE 3 ($0.17) per person and LE 3 per car! Normal cars can go up to 2 kilometers in the protectorate, and then you continue the rest on foot; although, land rovers are allowed to go as far as they want.
You can also go with your car and park it outside and walk, or you can walk all the way into the protectorate; it might take a while, but you will surely enjoy it. Other than that, if you have a bicycle, you can go inside with it and you will find that the place is really suitable for the ride.
Wadi Degla Map – Photo courtesy of Best hang out places in Egypt/Facebook
The protectorate can be a perfect place for jogging, running, rock climbing and so many other activities; just make sure to stay hydrated and not stay in the sun for too long. As for nature lovers, according to the Facebook page
and its contributor Ahmed Abady, not only can you observe the animals that live there, such as deer, wild rabbits, red foxes, mountain goats, tortoises and birds, you can also camp and spend the night at the protectorate! On top of all that, the scenery is breathtakingly magical because of the mountains and caves, which were carved over millions of years, as well as the desert plants.
Riding bicycles at Wadi Degla – Photo courtesy of Best hang out places in Egypt/Facebook
Make sure to take a lot of water, a hat and some healthy snacks with you in case you are not going to have a barbecue, because there are no shops inside. So what are you waiting for? Start planning that picnic, enjoy it and let us know how it went in the comments!
BBQ at Wadi Degla – Photo courtesy of Best hang out places in Egypt/Facebook
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