Giftun island was declared a protected area in 1995 because of its importance both in the economic and tourist manner. From that point on with the high number of biodiversity of marine and wild, the island became a tourist attraction.
This paradise island is located east of Hurghada where you can enjoy the finest collection of aquatic activities.
Giftun island has a subtropical desert climate, with mild-warm winters and hot summer which make any month is the right month to visit.
There are a number of incredible attractions and an entertaining number of aquatic activities like diving and snorkeling as Giftun Island possesses some of the most entertaining aquatic spots across the red sea as it is surrounded by 14 of the best diving spots which represent about 31% of the diving centers in Hurghada. It is also surrounded by a number of small islands as part of the larger archipelago known as El Gifton El Kabeer, El Gifton El Sagheer, and Abu Monqar Island. Gifton Island is known by a unique geological composition and rock intensity which showcases that it dates back to about more than 33 million years ago which makes it one amazing super safari.
It is famous for its, colorful fish, phenomenal coral reefs and phenomenal birdlife. It contains more than 196 species of solid coral reefs that represent about 80% of the biodiversity of the entire red sea coral reefs population and more than about 794 species of coral reefs fish which stands to about 65% of the biodiversity of underwater population. Two species of birds affected by extinction are found in Gifton Island which is the kittiwake and a species of eagles. Gifton Island attracts about 187,512 tourists annually that represent about 12% of Red Sea Governorate visitors.
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