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Wadi Degla

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Quiet Wilderness in a bustling town

The Wadi Degla Protectorate is a 12 km long canyon south east of Maadi, Cairo, Egypt. Like other... read more

Reviewed 5 February 2018
Isabella W
Vienna, Austria
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A good Event to start the year :)

I just booked a day full of Activities at Wadi Degla Protectorate with external event organizer- it... read more

Reviewed 6 January 2018
Hala M
Cairo, Egypt
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“grand canyon”(3 reviews)
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Located only 15 minutes from the Cairo suburb of Maadi, this rugged valley contains a wide variety of animal life including deer, hares, red foxes, reptiles, Egyptian turtles, twelve species of resident and migrant birds and 64 kinds of plants.
Cairo, Egypt
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Reviewed 12 November 2018

a natural preserved valley , located in zahraa al maadi mid south of cairo , agood place for a hike , running , climbing , cycling , BBQ , a good place for a day trip

Date of experience: September 2018
3  Thank elfawa7shy
Reviewed 5 October 2018

Fun place for a bike ride and a BBQ. make sure the are you settle in is clean . thing is you have to watch your dogs (if you have any as they sometimes leave poison to kill strays) and watch your kids as they...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Humphrey E
Reviewed 11 May 2018 via mobile

Very good experience and it was different. I hiked there with my friends and also made a BBQ party. It was memorable.

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank Ahmednabarawy
Reviewed 27 February 2018 via mobile

I found this place in trip advisor, while looking for a place for sand driving in Cairo. This place is located very near it just took me 20 mins to reach. It has an already made trail where you can drive you car does not...More

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank Husain Y
Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

The Wadi Degla Protectorate is a 12 km long canyon south east of Maadi, Cairo, Egypt. Like other visitors already wrote: only 5 minutes away from a bustling town with congested streets and highways, pollution and noise. We chose a weekday and were walking alone...More

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank Isabella W
Reviewed 6 January 2018

I just booked a day full of Activities at Wadi Degla Protectorate with external event organizer- it is a day to remember and good start for 2018. Set your fear aside and just enjoy. My day was a mix of rappelling, hiking, zip line, ascending/descending,...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Hala M
Reviewed 20 April 2017

Went there on a scout trip Pretty rough but It's calm beautiful and it's full of wild life and rare plants.

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Joe S
Reviewed 9 February 2017

One of the few attractions in Cairo in which you can get away from the noise & the hustle and bustle of the city. You can walk, jog, take pictures or just relax

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank KaranPais
Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

I used to take my dog here. She could run around off leash (rare in Cairo). Other times, I would come here with friends and we'd hike around or set up a BBQ somewhere. Lovely place!

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank wwwanchi
Reviewed 17 December 2016

Just a few minutes from chaotic Cairo traffic, you can find this treasure of nature. Easy to rich by taxi, entrance 5 le for foreigners, if you want to enter by car you will pay 10 le. There is possibility to overnight in tent. You...More

Date of experience: December 2016
2  Thank NadaP62
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17 December 2018|
Response from elfawa7shy | Reviewed this property |
i don't think so
Joanne D
3 May 2018|
Response from HineshR |
The gate opens at 7am (at least in the summer)
16 October 2015|
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Response from Isabella W | Reviewed this property |
Yes, but you must carry everything with you and there is no water and toilets