Desert Wadis


Desert Wadis is part of the Tentative list of Egypt in order to qualify for inclusion in the World Heritage List.

The Desert Wadis are 3 wadis (dried riverbeds) near the Red Sea: Wadi Qena, Wadi Gemal, Wadi Allaqi. On Wadi Gemal island migratory birds as well as turtles breed.

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The coordinates shown for all tentative sites were produced as a community effort. They are not official and may change on inscription.

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Philippines - 06-Aug-20 -

Desert Wadis (T) by Boj

Visited Wadi El-Gemal or Valley of the Camels in July 2020, in the midst of an ongoing pandemic. Luckily during the visit of the National Park's terrestrial "half," it was just myself, two travel companions and two local guides - enough physical distancing. Amidst the sweltering heat, our 4x4 drove through rocky landscape, specks of acacia trees across the valley and true to the park's name, herds of camels resting underneath them. 

The next day, our group visited the Park's marine "half" and swam through healthy coral reefs and walked around mangrove forests. This land-sea continuum truly reflects the site's potential OUV and unique biodiversity.

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Desert Wadis
Natural landscape - Rivers, Wetlands and Lakes
2003 Added to Tentative List

Unesco Website: Desert Wadis

The site has 3 locations

Desert Wadis: Wadi Qena (T)
Desert Wadis: Wadi Gemal (T)
Desert Wadis: Wadi Allaqi (T)
WHS 1997-2024