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Nabq National Protectorate:

Nabq protectorate in Egypt is located just 25 km from Sharm El Sheikh, and it takes just 10 minutes to get there from the city. The protectorate covers an area of 600 square km and is located on the Gulf of Aqaba. It is the largest coastal protectorate in Egypt.
Despite this, Nabq is less popular among tourists and can be relaxing for those looking to escape. 

Why Visit Nabq:


Visiting Nabq is a rendezvous with Mother Nature at its best, and the place is bestowed with exotic and varied terrain. While one area has high chain mountains, there is a coast that has a stretch of mangroves. These mangrove trees play an essential part in conserving the surrounding ecology. They're a natural nursery for crustaceans, small fishes, and a bird nesting ground. They also form a natural wavebreaker. Nabq is ideal for all nature lovers to stroll or wade amidst the mangrove trees. You can walk in the waist-deep waters while also enjoying some bird watching.
Many species of birds can be found here, some of which are migratory, while others stay here as their natural habitat. There are also many other animals like herons, plovers, gulls, terns, and the Red Sea-specific White-Eyed Gull with its vibrant yellow legs, blood-red bill, and a crescent-like white ring around the eyes.


Divers can also go snorkeling at Nabq and have a spectacular experience. You can explore underwater life without even diving too deep into the waters. Off-roading is also available for those still not feeling that adrenaline rush, either through quad biking or four-wheel driving. Nabq is a place where you can enjoy the thrill of nature, adventure, and serenity at the same time.

Major Attractions At Nabq


The mangrove forest is the major attraction of this Protectorate. It runs along the shoreline and is believed to be the most northerly mangrove stand on the planet. The root system of mangroves helps filter salt from the seawater, thus stabilizing the seashores.
Also, the critical habitat for birds and fish at Nabq must be considered. Inside the mangrove forest are the dunes of the Wadi Kid, where you can find the most extensive stands of Arak bushes in the whole of the Middle East. Many exciting animals include rock hyraxes, gazelles, and Nubian Ibexes. Two villages of the Bedouin Mizena tribe also form a part of the Protectorate. Significant reefs are around Nabq, but visibility is poor due to mangrove sedimentation.

How To Reach Nabq

Nabq can be visited by your vehicle or by joining a tour group. Most resorts and hotels in Sharm El Sheikh and Dahab offer safaris and tour programs to the Protectorate via land and water. 

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