About 2 hours drive from Marsa Alam airport lies the fascinating Wadi el Gamal national Park. The park centers on the 3rd largest wadi in Egypt. A Wadi is a channel cut through the mountains over thousands of years which perenially fills with water and can even flood in times of rain, carrying vital moisture from the mountains down to the Red Sea. The park is home to several bedouin tribes who have resided there as pastoral nomads for centuries and there is evidence of prehistoric occupation by mankind also. You are on the edge of the Eastern desert and about 100kms from the Sudanese border. Many animals also reside in the park from birdlife and of course reptiles through to larger mammals such as the rare Dorca's Gazelle. Well worth a day out, especially if the option to see the sunset is possible the park is fascinating.