Eco-tourism destination in Africa: Egypt


Egypt is an important eco-tourism destination in Africa attracting a huge number of tourists from the world over. Just come to this ancient country and you are sure to enjoy the view of its natural attractions.


Tourism is the mainstay of Egypt’s present economy, with more than 2.2 million people being employed in this industry. Eco tourism activity in Egypt is mainly concentrated in the area near the Red Sea. Among the natural attractions of Egypt are the Eastern and Western Deserts, the Sinai mountains, and the spectacular beaches of the Red Sea. Travel to the land of the Pharaohs to view the Great Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx, which truly depict architectural prowess at its best; learn about mummies and discover the ancient wonders of Egypt.

Explore the desert, stay at the eco-villages by the Red Sea — in bungalows, huts or your own tent – eat and dance in the Bedouin tradition, snorkel the reef, climb Mt. Sinai — there’s no dearth of options for the active traveler in Egypt. Colored Canyon, one of the geological wonders of Sinai has very narrow sandstone walls which possess an incredible array of colors including dark brown, red and straw yellow. Egypt, the gift of the Nile, thus makes a great place to embark on a nature tour. With the sea on one side and the desert on the other, the country is a place worth exploring and visiting.