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Wadi Degla Reserve

We often have the intention to go out or take a walk, but we are hesitant about where to go for a walk, so today we will suggest to you a place where you will find fun and relaxation, a place where you will make the most beautiful memories, and that you will want to visit from time to time.

It is the Wadi Degla Reserve, located east of the Maadi neighborhood in the Eastern Desert, which was declared a nature reserve in 1999. It has two entrances, a main entrance from the Maadi district, and the other from Katameya - Ain Sukhna road, and its total area is about 60 square kilometers.

As you wander around to discover it, you will find that it has mountains and rocks, and many natural resources, which are many manifestations of plant and animal life. The reserve is covered with about 64 species of plants, such as: rattan, bramble, tamarisk, gujarat, mountain tea, and others, which range from medicinal, pastoral and those that are used as fuel. These plants originally grew on rocks that collapsed from limestone over the ages, as the cracks in those rocks are affected by the rain water falling on the valley, so the rocks are saturated with them, separate and fall and these plants grow on them. For animal life, it contains types of mountain rabbits, red fox, Arab wolf, mouse Abu thistle, and small bat Abu Tail, and it also includes 20 species of reptiles, including: the endangered Egyptian turtle, and the horned viper, and there are also 12 species of Birds of the eastern desert, such as: the "crowned wrasse", the "tree wren", the "mountain pigeon", and the "hoarse bird", as well as many insects such as the tremor, tiger bed, ant lion, and others.

In addition to contemplating these natural resources, you can practice many activities, such as: playing ball with your friends, walking or running for long distances, mountain biking, and practicing yoga, also you can camp with it.
It is worth noting that Wadi Degla is one of the important valleys extending from east to west with a length of about 30 km, and passes through limestone rocks, which were deposited in the marine environment during the Eocene era in the Eastern Desert, so the reserve is full of fossils.