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List of 7 Major Lakes in Egypt

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There are many treasures and exceptional beautiful attractions, landscapes, and landmarks to witness in Egypt, and among them are the gorgeous lakes in Egypt that are known for their crystal water and their ability to reflect the amazing natural beauty of Egypt. You will find a guide below to some of the most captivating Egyptian lakes to have a clear idea about them and never lose the chance of heading to one of them whenever you find yourself close to them. Here is a list of famous lakes in Egypt:

1- The Magic Lake

The Magic Lake - Lakes in Egypt
The Magic Lake - Lakes in Egypt

The magic lake in Fayoum is considered one of the most impressive lakes in Egypt and it is surrounded by lots of rocky mountains and sand dunes. The magic lake is located in the Fayoum Oasis specifically in the Wadi El-Hitan area and it has got its name due to the magnificent changing colors of its water that happens during the day. In addition to this, there are lots of amazing activities that visitors can enjoy while being there just like sandboarding, horseback riding, desert safaris, and some other interesting things that can’t be missed.

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2- Lake Nasser

Lake Nasser - Lakes in Egypt
Lake Nasser - Lakes in Egypt

The lake Nasser in Aswan is considered one of the largest lakes in Egypt ever that were made by man. The reason behind its creation is the construction of the High Dam of Aswan. That lake was named after the Egyptian president Gamal Abd El-Nasser since he was the one responsible for the beginning of the project of the High Dam. There are so many fabulous attractions in the area in addition to Lake Nasser and that is why lots of tourists come from all over the world to visit the amazing city of Aswan during the whole year.

3- Lake Moeris

Lake Moeris - Lakes in Egypt
Lake Moeris - Lakes in Egypt

Lake Moeris is known as Qarun Lake and it was constructed a long time ago due to the overflow of the Nile during the days of the ancient Egyptian Pharaohs. It used to be a very clear lake with freshwater but it is now a smaller one with saltwater and it covers about 202 square kilometers of the land. There, you will find tens of the most amazing ancient monuments, landmarks, and treasures that definitely worth to be visited during your Egypt vacation.

4- Lake Timsah

Lake Timsah - Lakes in Egypt
Lake Timsah - Lakes in Egypt

Lake Timsah is the Arabic meaning of crocodile and it is located in the governorate of Ismailia and it is with no doubt considered one of the most famous attractions of the city. Its surface covers about 5.4 square miles and there are so many beaches that overlook the lake including Melaha, Fayrouz, and Bahary beaches.

5- The Salt Lakes of Siwa

Lakes of Siwa - Lakes in Egypt
Lakes of Siwa - Lakes in Egypt

Siwa Oasis is with no doubt one of the most astonishing oases in Egypt. It is located in the Western Desert and it is highly recommended for travelers who want to enjoy the amazing landscape and the incredible hot springs of the area. There are lots of desert activities that tourists can enjoy there just like Quad biking & camping in the desert. Because of the salty water of the area, it is best chosen for medical treatment for both skin & eyes.

6- Lakes of Wadi Al-Rayan

Wadi Al Rayan Lakes - Lakes in Egypt
Wadi Al Rayan Lakes - Lakes in Egypt

Among the amazing famous oasis of Fayoum are those interesting lakes which are even more fascinating than the Magic Lake. Lakes of Wadi Al-Rayan are surrounded by captivating landscapes and amazing sand dunes and it is the best place to relax, take amazing pictures, and enjoy your vacation in a very impressive way.

7- Lake Burullus

Lake of Burullus  - Lakes in Egypt
Lake of Burullus - Lakes in Egypt

This is the second largest lake all around Egypt and it is located in the governorate of Kafr El-Sheikh. The lake is considered a protected area and also an environmental site due to its sand plains, salt swamps, and also as a historic site for the great historical settlement that is located under its water. There are hundreds of different fish, reptiles, mammals, and birds in the area and it would be amazing to explore the area while being in Egypt.

The natural waters of Egypt come in different shapes & colors offering every traveler an Abundis of miraculous wonders to fully explore. Take part in our special Out of Ordinary Egypt tours & create some amazing memories across our one-of-a-kind lakes & Saharah in Egypt.

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