Egypt is a country that brings to mind the exotic. Beautiful pyramids, mysterious mummies and lots of gold. That is what everybody perceives Egypt as. But it is so much more. There is Cairo, its most famous city, the river Nile, desert adventures, its temples and mosques and the general aura of history rooted in the culture that pervades the entire country.
Egypt can be divided into four prime regions: The Nile Valley and the Nile Delta which form the greatest oasis on the planet, the Western Desert which holds the Great Sand Sea, the Eastern Desert which is known for the Red Sea Hills and the Sinai Peninsula, rife with animals, birds and reptiles.
September-April is the best time to visit Egypt
October to April is the best time to visit Egypt. During this time, the weather is pretty comfortable. December and January are the peak seasons in Egypt and the famous places like the Temples of Luxor, the Pyramids of Giza, and Abu Simbel remains the most crowded. Also, during these two months, the rates of all the Red Sea resorts are the most expensive. The summer months in Egypt are generally too hot and dry. From May to August, the sun is very strong, and it is imperative for you to carry sunscreens if you are travelling to Egypt during this time. The Nile Delta region and Cairo are cold from October to February. Apart from the weather conditions, the Islamic calendar can have a profound effect on your travel plans to Egypt. The weather in Egypt is usually sunny and hot throughout the year. So much so, that the wettest places in the country like, Rafah and Alexandria gets only around 46 days of rain per year. If you are planning to travel during Ramadan, you might need to give it a second thought. This is the month of daytime fasting, and hence, it might be problematic for transport and eating.
Kind locals. Beautiful sight-seeing spots. Good and varied food.
Pollution. Traffic on roads. Trash on streets. Too crowded at times.
History lovers. Culture enthusiasts. Architecture lovers. Archaeologists.
There is no dearth of hotels in this country. From luxurious properties to two/three-star ones and from hostel stays to Airbnb apartments, rest assured that you will have plenty of choices. The area of Dahab provides the best budget options, including hostels. Cairo and Luxor have most of the prime properties, like the luxury hotels and popular guesthouses. Staying aboard cruises on the Nile is yet another attractive option, albeit a slightly expensive one.
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