Welcome to Nile Delta
North of Cairo, the Nile River divides into two branches that enter the Mediterranean at the old ports of Damietta and Rosetta, forming one of the most fertile and most cultivated regions in the world. Laced with countless waterways, the lush, fan-shaped Delta region is a relaxing counterpoint to Cairo’s grit and the desert’s austerity. Very few tourists make it here, and there is little infrastructure in the way of hotels; police may even be a bit suspicious of your motives. But just a day visit can be rewarding for travellers who prefer aimless exploration to actual sightseeing.