Giant Guinea Pigs in the National Park
Have you ever seen an oversized guinea pig? No? Then you should take a guided tour through theGebel Elba National Park, and with a bit of luck, you'll catch a glimpse of these cheeky creatures. Whether it be bearded vultures, cliff eagles, genet cats, wild donkeys, or aardwolves, the national park is home to many rare animals. On the almost 36,000 square kilometre protected area, which also includes Egypt's only forested area, you can see a world reminiscent of ‘The Lion King’: vast plains adorned with acacia trees, with the angular silhouette of Jabal'Ilbah always visible in the misty distance.
High on a Camel Through the Desert
Those who want to experience Egyptian culture at its origins should definitely plan a ride through the desert. And not high on a horse, but high on a camel! While you're in the 'Valley of the Camels', why not explore the area in style on the back of one of these resilient creatures, whose knotted halters, colourfully striped blankets, and magnificent pompom ornaments make them an Egyptian attraction in their very own right? Just make yourself comfortable between the humps, trust the animal and let it carry you at a leisurely pace across the sand.
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