This protected area is about two hours outside of Cairo by car and is worth visiting. My excursion included 4x4ing in the desert (great fun!) a visit to the Magic Lake (an oasis) dinner at a Bedouin site and the stunning Valley. It's must for fossil enthusiasts and Star Wars fans. The small museum and visitor centre is well laid out and informative, the trails through the landscape are well marked and the fossils are impressive. As an added bonus one feels like they are wandering the Jundland Wastes on Tatooine. I kept looking for Obi-Wan Kenobi.