Ras Mohammed National Park
The Beauty of Ras Mohammed
Ras Mohammed was officially opened as Egypt's first national park in 1983. The park is situated at the most southerly point of the peninsula of Sinai and extends for around 8 km into the Red Sea.
This remarkable region is made of fossilised reefs, the highest point being Shark Observatory from where you receive a fantastic view of the reefs below. As well as offering fantastic opportunities for diving and snorkelling, Ras Mohammed is home to 80 plant species, 14 types of mammal and an essential staging post for 100’s of bird species. There is even a mangrove forest which is almost unique in Sinai (mangroves are also found at Nabq). Ras Mohammed is an important area for research by environmentalists and marine biologists who provide education on how to help preserve this unique region. A well equipped visitor’s centre shows educational films and slideshows about the park.