Egypt’s Top 10 Camping Spots: Unleash Your Inner Adventurer
08 May, 2024

Egypt’s Top 10 Camping Spots: Unleash Your Inner Adventurer

Tags: Camping in Egypt

Egypt, a land of ancient wonders, is not just about pyramids and pharaohs. It's also a camper's paradise, offering a diverse range of experiences that cater to every type of outdoor enthusiast.

Today, we're taking you on a virtual journey to the best camping places in Egypt, from the tranquil beauty of the desert to the breathtaking landscapes that tell tales of ancient times.

This comprehensive guide, carefully curated by our team of experienced tour operators, guides, and travel consultants, is your key to unlocking the best camping sites in Egypt. Venture into the vast expanses of Egypt's deserts, a unique opportunity to discover a hidden side of this ancient land.

Camping in Egypt with Sun Pyramids Tours is not just a holiday; it provides a thrilling adventure and spiritual journey away from the hustle and bustle.

So, pack your camping gear and get ready to explore the best camping places in Egypt. Your adventure awaits!

Here is a list of the most recommended Camping Spots in Egypt:



10- Taba Protected Area: A Camper’s Paradise!



Nestled in the southwest of Egypt, the Taba Protected Area spans 3,590 km2 and offers a landscape adorned with breathtaking geological formations, valleys, caves, and mountainous passages. 

Perched on the northernmost tip of the Aqaba Gulf, it forms the crown jewel of Egypt's Red Sea Riviera. This area is a sanctuary for wildlife, providing a home to around 50 species of rare birds, 25 species of mammals, and 24 species of reptiles, making it a vibrant tapestry of life.

Just 20 kilometers south of Taba, you'll find Taba Heights, a luxury resort community boasting several high-end hotels. Known for its exceptional diving opportunities, it also offers a desert-themed golf course and a plethora of recreational amenities, ensuring every moment spent here is filled with joy and excitement.

Experience the enchanting allure of Taba, one of the best camping places in Egypt, with Sun Pyramids Tours. Our meticulously curated itinerary promises an unforgettable adventure that will leave you with lasting memories. Click here to explore more and book your journey to this remarkable gem today!


9- Wadi Degla: A Haven for Campers and Birdwatchers


Nestled among the eastern mountains, just a short 10-kilometer journey from Cairo, you'll find the enchanting Wadi Degla. This desert valley, a protected sanctuary since 1999, is a testament to Egypt’s natural beauty and a prime spot for camping in Egypt.

 It's home to a breathtaking limestone canyon, adorned with fossils and petrified wood. Following the rains, the valley transforms into a vibrant canvas of plants, providing a sanctuary for a diverse range of wildlife, from graceful gazelles to elusive bats, inviting you to explore its hidden treasures. 

For those seeking tranquility, it's a paradise, offering an idyllic setting for campers and a serene environment that draws birdwatchers from far and wide. The area boasts an extensive network of trails, catering to all skill levels. 

Whether you're looking for an easy route or seeking a challenging terrain for an adventurous hike, Wadi Degla has it all. Experience the magic of Wadi Degla with Sun Pyramids Tours.

 Our curated itinerary ensures you get all the things in this remarkable region. Click here to learn more and book your unforgettable adventure today!



8-  Gabal Elba: Camping in Egypt’s Mist Oasis!



Gabal Elba, also known as Box Mountain, is a majestic peak in the Halaib Triangle of Northeast Africa. and one of the best camping places in Egypt. Despite being a point of conflict between Egypt and Sudan, this area is under Egyptian administration.

 The mountain's unique geographical position near the Red Sea has created a fascinating ecological feature at its summit, known as a "Mist Oasis."

 This oasis is not just a green patch, but a thriving ecosystem, nurturing a staggering 458 distinct plant species. It's not just Egypt's only natural woodland, but a treasure trove of varied plant and animal life.

 Declared a National Park in 1986, Gabal Elba covers an impressive 3,560,000 hectares and is home to a variety of wildlife, including what could potentially be the last population of the Nubian wild donkey.

 This magical region, with its unique blend of natural beauty and rich biodiversity, offers an unforgettable camping adventure that is sure to leave you with lasting memories. 

Experience the magic of Gabal Elba with Sun Pyramids Tours. Our curated itinerary ensures you see everything in this remarkable region. Click here to discover more and book your unforgettable adventure today!



7- Ras Shetan: A Camping Haven on Sinai’s Shores!



Nestled by the golf of Aqapa between Nuweiba and Taba on the Sinai Peninsula, this stunning location is one of Egypt’s most highly recommended beach camping spots. It has an array of bohemian camps, where local Bedouins and a blend of chalets and huts create a unique and inviting atmosphere.

Prepare to immerse yourself in a variety of exhilarating activities. Hike alongside the vibrant geological formations of the Colored Canyon, swim in the crystal-clear waters, snorkel to discover the captivating marine life beneath the surface, or visit the mesmerizing Castle Zaman. This location offers an adventure lover’s paradise, with a plethora of experiences waiting to be explored.

The nearby Colored Canyon entices hikers with its stunning trails, while the inviting waters provide an opportunity for swimming and snorkeling, revealing the enchanting underwater world.

To fully experience the magic of this gem, we invite you to explore our comprehensive itinerary by Sun Pyramids Tours. Embark on a journey that promises unforgettable memories and breathtaking experiences. Click here to start your adventure in the heart of Sinai.



6- Ras Abu Galum: Camping, Hiking, Diving & Hippies!



Nestled around 15 kilometers from the city of Dahab, you'll find a hidden gem on the shores of the Gulf of Aqaba. This captivating tourist destination, a national protectorate, is one of the Camping Sites in Egypt and is unlike any other. It's a place where a quaint Bedouin settlement meets a park by the beach, making it a perfect place for a camping tour beneath the stars. 

 From camping amidst nature's splendor to diving into the crystalline waters, there's something for everyone. Hiking enthusiasts can traverse the trails that unveil the raw beauty of the landscape, offering panoramic views that are sure to leave you spellbound.

Snorkeling adventures offer a glimpse into the hidden underwater wonders while sunbathing fans can bask in the serene coastal ambiance.

To fully immerse yourself in this experience, we invite you to check out our itinerary.

 Click here to start your escapade in the heart of Dahab.



5- Camping in Sinai: A Mountainous Adventure!



If mountain camping is your passion, then the majestic Sinai Mountains in the Sinai Peninsula should be your top choice. This region offers an unparalleled camping experience that is sure to captivate any nature enthusiast. It is also one of the best camping places in Egypt.

The Sinai Peninsula offers numerous camping options to suit various preferences. You can set up camp near the sacred St. Catherine Monastery and immerse yourself in its divine aura.

 Alternatively, those seeking adventure can choose to spend a night at the holy summit of Mount Sinai under the starlit sky.

For an immersive Sinai camping experience, we invite you to delve into our comprehensive itinerary. Unearth the magic of Sinai, a true treasure of Egypt. Click here to begin your escapade.



4- Al Fayoum: Camping, Sandboarding, and Ancient Whales!



Situated a mere two-hour drive from Cairo, Fayoum City is a sanctuary for nature lovers. And for those seeking serenity, the tranquil camping spots near the renowned Qarun Lake provide a peaceful retreat.

 Imagine yourself amidst the enchanting dunes of the Magic Lakeshore, or feel the rush of adrenaline as you partake in sandboarding at Wadi El-Rayan, one of Egypt’s prime destinations for thrill-seekers.

Fayoum is a captivating fusion of water bodies, desert landscapes, and the hustle and bustle of urban life. A short distance away, Wadi El Hitan offers a glimpse into the past with its display of ancient whale fossils.

The city of Fayoum presents a wide range of activities to its visitors. From swimming and exploring the quaint Tunis Village to discovering the city’s ancient ruins and touring its petrified forest, there’s something for everyone.

Check out our comprehensive itinerary here to explore this hidden gem and create unforgettable memories.


3- Ras Mohammad: Camping in a Diver’s Paradise!



Just a 45-minute drive from Sharm El-Sheikh, the Ras Mohammad National Park is a premier destination for diving and snorkeling enthusiasts. Within this park lies the Marsa Bareika area, a unique gem that offers exceptional beach camping experiences. Here, you can dive, snorkel, and swim in one of Egypt's most celebrated diving spots. 

After securing your entry ticket, you can set up your tent at the campsite. Don't miss the opportunity to visit the famed Bedawi Eco Camp during your stay. Despite being a 6-hour drive from Cairo, the park's wide range of activities make it an excellent choice for a thrilling camping adventure.

For those interested in experiencing this adventure, we have a well-crafted itinerary of Ras Mohammed attractions and activities. Here you can find more details and book your trip


2- White & Black Deserts: Chalk & Volcanic Gems!



Our next stop takes you to the heart of the stunning White and Black Deserts, nestled near the Bahariya and Farafra Oases. Embarking on a camping tour in this magical landscape is an experience not to be missed. 


The White Desert, renowned for its colossal white chalk formations, stands as a testament to nature's artistry. Meanwhile, the Black Desert earns its name from the captivating layer of black volcanic material that adorns its golden dunes.


With a mere 75-minute transfer, you can traverse from one desert to another, making it possible to explore both these marvels in a single trip. 

You can visit the White Desert with Sun Pyramids Tours through fixed tours like:

 or tailored trips, depending on your desires.


 Our guided tours, complete with a 4X4 vehicle, ensure you have the best experience possible. 


Immerse yourself in the inspiring panorama of Contrast & Beauty, create memories under the starlit sky.



1- Siwa Oasis: An Ancient Paradise Awaits!



Nestled in the heart of the Western Desert, close to the Libyan border, lies the enchanting Siwa Oasis. This destination, steeped in unique history and rich culture, is nothing short of magical. 

The Oasis is an idyllic spot for camping, where one can sleep under the vast expanse of the Milky Way. Visitors have the opportunity to delve into the mysteries of the Mountain of the Dead, marvel at the ancient Shali Fortress, and visit the temple of the Oracle, once consulted by Alexander the Great himself. 

Siwa Oasis, a haven of tranquility, offers a breathtaking experience. From the expansive Great Sand Sea to the pristine salt lakes and the lush green landscapes adorned with olive and palm trees, it's a paradise that offers a serene escape from the surrounding desert.

Not to be missed is Cleopatra's Bath, a natural spring named after the legendary queen. For those seeking adventure, the Oasis offers thrilling activities such as sandboarding on the dunes and relaxing dips in the hot springs. 

Embark on a journey to this mystical Oasis with one of our Siwa's itineraries and immerse yourself in an experience that beautifully blends nature, history, and adventure.


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