Wadi Rayan is a beautiful canyon located in El Fayoum.
Both Wadi Rayan and Fayoum Oasis are home to a diverse array of wildlife, including waterfalls, plants, and fauna.
Agriculture is the primary source of income for the local population in this area.
The journey from Cairo to Wadi Rayan takes around 2.5 hours. It takes 1 hour and 45 minutes to drive from Cairo to Fayoum Oasis.
Where can I see what and when?
Wadi Rayan is located 15 kilometres to the west of the Oasis and has a gorgeous environment in addition to man-made wildlife sanctuaries.
In the 1800s, the British entertained the idea of pumping water from Fayoum into the wadi; however, this did not really take place until 1966.
This resulted in the formation of three lakes, a waterfall, and a habitat for birds to nest in.
The nature reserve is home to eight species of mammals, 13 species of birds that stay put, and 26 species of birds that migrate through or pass through the area. Because of the fossils that may be found there, Valley of the Whales is a protected area.
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