Egypt is a dazzling destination in northeast Africa and attracts thousands of tourists every year. Home to ancient Pharaohs, sand-covered tombs, tall temples and pyramids, and treasures, Egypt brings out the adventurer in travellers. The country combines the best of every destination with vast desert tracts, stunning beaches, the famous Nile River, and rich cultural history, and provides an exciting holiday destination.
Libya borders Egypt to the west, Sudan borders it to the south, and the Gaza strip and Israel are to the east, linking the country to the Middle East. Furthermore, the Red Sea hugs the country on the east side, while the glittering Mediterranean Sea sits to the north of the country. The impressive landscape consists of the Sahara Desert and the Libyan Desert, peppered with lush oases, as well as long stretches of beautiful coastline and the fertile Nile River Valley. Each region boasts an abundance of fauna and flora—adapted to the sometimes harsh climate of the country.
Major attractions include the famous Nile River Valley, the Valley of the Kings, and Giza’s Necropolis and the Great Sphinx. The capital city is Cairo, which boasts Ottoman landmarks, and there are numerous popular beach destinations such as Sharm el-Sheikh, Marsa Alam, Luxor, and the Gulf of Aqaba.
Travellers can expect an impressive natural world combined with ancient treasures and bustling coastlines. The country boasts a powerhouse of outdoor recreation to suit any discerning traveller and pocket, and no matter where travellers choose to go, they’ll find the perfect base for exploring the country. The arid desert regions are magnificent and offer some of the best stargazing in the world. With minimal light pollution, an authentic experience in the desert means fantastic opportunities to capture the galaxy above.
Intrepid travellers can embark on a journey through the desert when they book a camel or horseback safari, while those seeking a thrill can glide along vast dunes with a sandboarding experience. History buffs and culture vultures can step back in time when they visit the millennia-old monuments that have stood the test of time. The Great Pyramid of Giza is one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World and is truly something exceptional to marvel at.
Those wanting a break from the desert can head to one of the many beaches and enjoy some fun in the sun along the Mediterranean coast or the Red Sea. Diving safaris are incredible and provide insight into the magical underwater wonderland—home to an abundance of marine life.