Egypt Desert Nature

Egypt Desert Nature

Sand, Sun, and Secrets: The Egypt Desert Nature

Egypt has amazing deserts and if you are thinking to travel Egypt, we advise you to study first the Egypt Desert Nature. The Egyptian land is divided to two main deserts by the Nile River, Eastern and Western Deserts.

Egypt Eastern Desert Nature and Facts

The Eastern Desert, commonly known as the Arabian Desert, is huge in eastern Egypt. Its Arabic name is Al-Sar Al-Sharqiyyah. It begins immediately southeast of the Nile River delta and stretches southeastward into northeastern Sudan; as well as eastward to the Gulf of Suez and the Red Sea from the Nile River valley. It has a total area of 85,690 square miles (221,940 square km).

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The Eastern Desert is a rolling sandy highland that rises suddenly from the Nile valley and combines with the Red Sea Hills; a series of rocky volcanic, north–south-trending mountain chains that reach a maximum height of 7,175 feet (2,187 metres) at Mount Shib al-Bant. The desert receives only sporadic rain and is crisscrossed by wadis (dry beds of seasonal streams). The majority of the sedentary population resides along the Red Sea coastal plain east of the Red Sea Hills, in small fishing, mining, or petroleum-extracting villages. Herding and trading are the main sources of income for nomadic desert inhabitants. Egypt’s biggest oil fields (placed both onshore and offshore in the Gulf of Suez) and concentrations of phosphate, asbestos, manganese, uranium, and gold are all found in the Eastern Desert; which is largely isolated from the rest of Egypt.

Egypt Western Desert Nature and Facts

From the dry hills of Sinai and the Eastern Desert to the dunes and slopes of the Western Desert; encompassing the Nile valley in between, almost 96 percent of Egypt’s geography is desert.

About two-thirds of Egypt’s land area is covered by the Western Desert. It stretches from the Mediterranean Sea to the Sudanese border in the north, and from the Nile River Valley to the Libyan outskirts in the east.

The Western Desert is a hard environment in which to grow plants. The severe daily temperature changes in winter (from above 30°C during the day to below zero at night); and the hot summer (sometimes exceeding 50°C) contribute to this. Rainwater is, of course, a very rare commodity there. A heavier downpour may only happen once every several decades. When rain does fall, however, it swiftly penetrates the permeable sand to a depth well beyond the root zone. Only a few plants’ seeds germinate successfully in such conditions.

Oasis originated where artesian water reached the surface in enormous geological depressions. In addition, the local biota has been profoundly impacted by humans throughout a long period of human occupation. The land was converted into agricultural fields and orchards within an oasis. As a result, determining what natural vegetation existed prior to human intervention is challenging. The water drains to the lowest level of the oasis floor, where it forms pools or lakes, after reaching the surface and irrigating agricultural land. This water becomes excessively saline due to rapid evaporation. Also, wetlands and salt marches, which occur around pools and lakes and are rich in vegetation, are the principal features of inhabited land, along with cultivated fields and often stabilized sand dunes.

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Animals live in Egyptian deserts


They have thick lips, allowing them to graze for thorny plants that other animals are unable to consume. Also, during sandstorms, camels can close their nostrils. Camels can sit comfortably in scorching hot sand thanks to thick pads of skin on their chest and knees.


Fennec foxes, often known as desert foxes, are small foxes that reside in Northern African deserts. On other hand, desert foxes are omnivores who eat fruits, plants, and meat in order to obtain the water and nutrition they require to thrive in the desert.

The Egyptian wild cat

The Egyptian lynx, also known as the “caracal” or “wild cat,” is a carnivorous mammal that lives in forests, savannas, swamps, and deserts, and is known as the “monkey hunter” or “flying killer” because of its agility when swooping down on prey. It is one of the feline family’s carnivorous mammals and prefers areas such as forests, savanna


Some people equate the desert with drab and lifeless chitchat. people who have visited the desert; On the other hand, are convinced of the exact opposite. For decades, visitors have been drawn to Egypt’s deserts by its beauty and hypnotic stitiness, leaving behind the comforts of home in search of adventure, knowledge, and escape to the taste of eternity. The desert has many personalities, and it is a source of majesty and tite-giving natural beauty. barrenness and yet unfathomable tales The desert; with its limitlessness and complete unpredictability, shatters all of our concepts of time and offers an intensity of meaning and renewed self-awareness that is both alluring and rewarding.

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