Due to its extraordinary characteristics, the Wadi el Gemal area was proclaimed a National Park in 2003. The park consists of a land part of approximately 5000 square kilometres and a marine part of approximately 2000 square kilometres and 120 of coastline. There are 140 species of plants and shrubs growing here, and the area is considered the richest in the entire Eastern Desert. The territory of Wadi el Gemal, where the Bedouins of the Ababda tribe have lived for thousands of years, was known since ancient times for its emerald deposits and was crossed by a caravan route, which is still passable today, linking the ancient Ptolemaic and then Roman port of Berenice, to the Nile Valley. The desert has never been so rich in life, nature and history. By bike, on foot or swimming, you can experience the beauty of this natural park for yourself. Explore with us the variety of nature, tranquillity, silence and enchanting views of this wonderful region.