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“Wadi Degla” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Wadi Degla

Wadi Degla
Ranked #73 of 309 things to do in Cairo
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Owner description: 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.
Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Wadi Degla”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2012

We often walk there with a group of fellow Hash House Harriers. It is very rocky, barren and there are really few marked trails. It cost 5le for a car and 5le per person in the car. There are no restroom facilities and it is very hot in the summer.

Visited May 2012
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cairo
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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“egypt as natural rock”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2012

there were no services in the wadi but if you are into waking and climbing hills and finding peace and quite it is a great place to go to. i really enjoyed riding my bicycle and climbing the hills there. N.B. it is better with friends.

Visited March 2012
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Kairo
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Nice but”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 5, 2012

The Wadi Digla is or could be a very nice place.There are some disadvantages: First I do not understand why this protectorat can be visited by car. On weekends there are too many cars in the wadi. The wadi is littered with plasticbags, plastic and glasbottles, broken bottles and other garbage. Any car, passing the gate should pay additional LE 25.- and should get a garbagebag. When the visitors with the car leave the wadi they should return the carbage in the bag and would get LE 15.- back. This is just an idea but something should be done to avoid more and more garbage in the wadi

Visited February 2012
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Cairo
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“This is the beautifull Egyptian nature and the best place for adventure”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2012

I used to go to W.D. for mountain biking on it's beautiful adventurous terrain. also i have stayed there for a night camping and having a BBQ.
The industrial zone is just near to the entrance but as soon as you enter the protectorate, you will get excited trying to reach the end of the valley which is around 14 km Long and you wont notice any industrialization when you pass the gates.
The protectorate has two entrances North gate and South gate, normally visitors use the south gate because it's nearer to Maadi and has better serviced route.
Ticket prices are 3 L.E per person and 3 L.E per car until 5pm. if you wanna stay for the whole day or/and night you have to pay 10 L.E per person and 3 L.E per car but you will have to get permission from the ministry of Environment which is located in Maadi also.

Visited December 2011
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
“One of the few places to hike, run or mountain bike”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2012

This is about the only place to escape the pollution of Cairo and have choices to hike, run or mountain bike - join one of the many clubs to meet like-minded people.

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