Marsa Alam heritage
Brayka Bay Heritage

Heritage


Intriguing in the diversity of its marine flora and fauna, Marsa Alam is considered one of the world's most important repositories of marine biodiversity. Its world-class reef topography sustains an overwhelming variety of marine flora and fauna. Marine mammals such as dolphins, dugongs, mantas, and sharks are some of the most popular underwater attractions.

The regions natural attractions are not limited to the sea and include cultural tourism, mountains and landscapes, terrestrial wildlife and historical & archeological sites. There are a number of reefs, islands and coastal regions, which are protected areas and national parks. National parks such as Wadi el Gemal are featuring islands and coastal mangroves, which sustain a diverse array of species from birds, turtles, terrestrial plants and mammals, and indigenous “Bedouin” tribes. The Bedouin tribes’ cohabitating the regions and an abundance of wildlife offers immense potential for cultural & wildlife tourism. There are also many archeological sites dating back to the Roman times and many examples of rock art dating back to pre-historic times.

“These contrasting ecosystems are the basis of much of the region’s rich and unique biodiversity, its fisheries production, its conservation and recreational values. They are also vital to the livelihood of the coastal populations; they stabilize and protect the coastline, and buffer changes in water quality. These ecosystems are interconnected; a decline in the health of one will have impacts on the others.”


Approximately 50km south of Marsa Alam city begins the Wadi el Gemal National park, which has been nominated as a Biosphere Reserve. The Reserve Area encompasses the segment of the Red Sea coastal plain and mountains extending roughly... lees meer
Beginning in 2001 Dolphin house became the center of “dolphin frenzy.” Hundreds of people traveled from as far as Hurgahda to play with the resident spinner dolphins of Samadai. In a single day Samadai was hosting up to 30 boats... lees meer


The Elba Protected Area is unique in Egypt for its location between the Afro-tropical and Saharo-Sindian regions. Gebel Elba, the centerpiece of the area, enjoys annual precipitation of up to 400mm annually, mostly mist, which creates... lees meer
The brother islands are considered the greatest dive sites in the Red Sea. They are made up of two small islands approximately 36 nautical miles from Quesir. Big brother is approximately 400 meters long and is easily recognized by its... lees meer


Qulan is one of the most pristine regions of the southern Red Sea and by far the most popular site. The small village is inhabited by local Bedouins tribes, who welcome visitors daily. There is a small make-shift restaurant where you... lees meer
Just south of the Ras Banas peninsula is the Island of Mikauwa, situated approximately 30km from the coastline. The island acts as a sanctuary to flocks of nesting terns and turtles coming to lay their eggs. The island is fringed with... lees meer


Abargad Island is located approximately 37 nautical miles from the coastline. It is recognized as one of the most beautiful islands for diving featuring an extensive diversity of marine life. There are several yet unidentified wrecks... lees meer
Just a few kilometers south of Zabargad Island is the Rocky Island, designated as one of the underwater wonders of the world. An abundance of marine life is found all around the island. Its sheer walls draped in colorful soft corals,... lees meer