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“Rich culture” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Wadi Gemal

Wadi Gemal
Red Sea coast, south of Mersa Alam, Marsa Alam, Egypt
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Ranked #5 of 11 attractions in Marsa Alam
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Cairo, Egypt
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Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Rich culture”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

Though the snorkling experience in this part of the red sea is very tempting and unique, make sure not to miss camping in the deserts of wadi el gemal as well.
When you visit wadi el gemal desert take time to get in touch with the localies. Mingle with people, they are very friendly and will be proud to brag about their rich culture. There are 2 main tribes there Ababada and Bashayra, invest some time to hike in the deserts and get to know some of the locals in person, it will make your trip an unforgettable one :-)

Visited February 2012
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Rivne, Ukraine
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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“Paradise on the Earth”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2012

We were there in September 2012. One day trip, taxi from Sentido Hotel. What is Wady? It's actually only the sea and Diving center. The beach is only sand, it's actually wild beach. But I like it. The closest hotel is Shams Alarm. And the trip can be only one day if you don't live in this hotel because absolutely nothing is there. Only nature. There's one building but I don't know what is it for. We were with children (6 and 11 y.o.) in September. And everything was Ok. But in any case you should put a hat and skin protection because it's hot here and no shadow at all. The sea is FANTASTIC. The only comment I can leave after visiting - Paradise on the Earth. I'll be back....

Visited September 2012
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Warsaw, Poland
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“Fatastic area for divers”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

The variety of reef and sea life is enormous. Easily accesible during diving safaris. Recommendable for all sea lovers.

Visited November 2012
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torino, italy
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“snorkeling or lookin at the sea”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

organisation was good,for the boat trip to the island and for the desert experience in the bedouin ospitality also

Visited October 2012
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“Wadi Gemal National Park”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

Don't bother visiting the reserve centre unless you speak Arabic. However you can walk freely and we should be grateful that the Egyptians are trying to protect the area. We only visited the costal strip from the hotel south to the Dom Palms and were unable to arrange a trip into the interior.

Visited October 2012
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