R is for Ras Mohamed…from above!

As I mentioned in my last post, I’ve taken a lot of flights recently between Cairo and Sharm el Sheikh. And my favorite thing about this short trip is the view over Sinai, especially as we begin our descent near Sharm. The image above shows Ras Mohamed National Park, the oldest national park in Egypt – and one of my favorite places in Sinai! Although most popular for its snorkeling and diving opportunities, Ras Mohamed is also home to mangroves and wadis hosting a variety of desert plants and animals. The area is also an important stopover for migrating birds, particularly raptors, storks, and pelicans.  Egyptians pay only a LE 5 entrance fee per person and LE 10 per car. Camping overnight is allowed in one designated area and does not cost extra! Ras Mohamed is a short drive from Sharm el Sheikh and makes an excellent day trip. And summer is only a few short weeks away…

Read more:

Wikipedia – Ras Muhammad National Park

Egypt Tourism Authority – Ras Mohammed National Park