Wadi Degla Protectorate

Nature Reserve in Cairo

Image by Karima Hassan Ragab Lonely Planet

To get away from the chaos of Cairo, do as the locals do and escape to Wadi Degla on the southern outskirts of the city. Set off on a hike through the gorgeous gorges or just soak up the stunning views from the plateaus. If you’re lucky, you might cross paths with a fox or a deer, but chances are you’ll end up enjoying the silence of nature.