Ras Mohamed راس محمد

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Ras Mohamed was named by local fisherman for a cliff that resemble a man’s profile. the water surrounding the peninsula are considered the jewel in the crown of the Red Sea. Tourists all over the world enticed by the prospect of marveling at some the worlds most spectacular coral reef ecosystem, including a profusion of coral spices and teeming marine life. most, if not all, of the red sea’s 1000 species of fish can be seen in Protectorate’s waters, including sought-after pelagics, such as hammerheads, manta rays and whale sharks. Ras Mohamed occupies a total of 480 km² of land and sea. including the desert in and around the ras (headland), Tiran Island, and the shoreline between Sharm El-Sheikh harbor and Nabq Protectorate.

Coral reef in Ras Muhammad nature park.JPG   7972985  

Ras Mohamed    P1040351


 

Activities

Hiking – Camping – Snorkeling – Diving

Climate

Ras Mohammad National Park experiences a very dry climate, with only minimal rainfall during the winter. During the summer, temperatures often exceed 40°C (104°F) and low temperatures around 27°C (81°F). Temperatures are mild during the winter, with daytime high temperatures averaging around 23°C (73°F) and low temperatures 14°C (56°F).

Geography

The park is situated in the tourist region of the Red Sea Riviera, located 12 km from the city of Sharm El-Sheikh. The park spans an area of 480 km², including 135 km² of surface land area and 345 km² area over water.Marsa Bareika is a small bay inlet in Ras Mohammed, and Marsa Ghozlani is a very small inlet located across from the park visitors center.

Ras Mohammad encompasses two islands, Tiran and Sanafir. Tiran Island is located approximately 6 km offshore from the Sinai Peninsula.Underwater caves formed as the result of earthquake are located in Ras Mohammad.

About 9 km² of mangrove forest cover a 1.15 km shallow channel at the southernmost end of Ras Mohammad peninsula. Near the mangrove and approximately 150 m inland, there are open cracks in the land, caused by earthquakes. One of the cracks is approximately 40 m length and 0.20−1.5 m in width. Within the cracks, there are pools of water, some with a depth of over 14 m.

The inland area includes a diversity of desert habitats such as mountains and wadis, gravel and coastal mud plains and sand dunes. The area also plays a role in bird migration, serving as a place of rest and nourishment.

Important Info

For Egyptians ————————————-> You’ll need to bring your National ID.

For Non-Egyptians ——————————-> You’ll need to bring your Passport.

For Non-Egyptians “Sinai Only Permits” ——> Unfortunately you can’t enter this protectorate as it’s beyond the Sharm El-Sheikh boundary.