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Wadi Degla

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Cairo, Egypt
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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 2 weeks ago
Isabella W
Vienna, Austria
via mobile
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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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.
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  • Poor2%
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“grand canyon” (3 reviews)
“maadi” (8 reviews)
Cairo, Egypt
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

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

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.

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

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!

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

1  Thank Nada P
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

In Wadi Degla, you have to bring BBQ materials and tools to enjoy the hiking and desert life within Africa. Very nice place. Reasonable entrance fees. You can also walk, climb ot cycle. Enjoy

Thank Salahita
Reviewed 10 March 2016 via mobile

It's social and sport club, it's very good place for having fun with family, they have beautiful outside areas, restaurants, cafes, sport area as well as good swimming pool, they have many branches in Cairo and other cities of Egypt.

Thank ahmedelzoghby
Reviewed 2 March 2016 via mobile

It's a protectorate located in the heart of Cairo. It is a lovely place to hang out with your Friends. Multiple activities can be done there; hiking, BBQ, camping or biking. The best time to visit it is at winter as it gets very hot....More

Thank Ahmed A
Reviewed 15 February 2016

loads of day trips is done to this place for mountain biking, hiking, trekking, camping & maybe light off-roading as well, this place is stuffed with loads of activities over weekend from all nature lovers.

Thank Mkhatibx
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16 October 2015|
Response from Isabella W | Reviewed this property |
Yes, but you must carry everything with you and there is no water and toilets
salma m
3 January 2015|
Response from patriciar184 |
please check on wikimapia Wadi-Degla-Canyon Nearby cities: El Dora Wedding Hall, New Cairo, Cairo Coordinates: 29°56'22"N 31°25'31"E
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