Fayoum Egypt is an Egyptian oasis that combines history, arts, adventure.

31 January 2023

Camping in Fayoum desert | Mangrove Camp Fayoum

Camping in Fayoum desert | Mangrove Camp Fayoum  

Lake Qarun is an internationally designated “Important Bird Area,” where thousands of migratory birds rest during their winter migration pattern south. Flamingos, grey herons, spoonbills and many duck species, to name a few, flocked to the lake during the fall.

Camping in Fayoum desert | Mangrove Camp Fayoum


Flamingos,with extremely long neck and legs and curiously shaped bill. Adult has pale pink plumage with black flight feathers, and pink bill with black tip. Forages by sweeping bill from side to side through water with head upside down , often submerged.  Breeds in isolated colonies on salt lakes in Turkey, but departs in autumn to spend the winter mainly in coastal areas, especially around the Salt lakes of northern Egypt ( Lake Qaroun, Wadi Rayan Lakes ).

Camping in Fayoum desert | Mangrove Camp Fayoum

Slow down and enjoy the simple pleasures in life.

Camping in Fayoum desert | Mangrove Camp Fayoum

Discover a charming oasis on the edge of Fayoum. Mangrove Camp is located on the tranquil shores of Lake Qarun in the beautiful province of Fayoum. Our place offers peaceful hospitality amid Fayoum’s rich ancient history and natural surroundings of stunning desert scenery and quiet olive groves, along with an amazing view of the lake and its resident flamingos. Just 90 kilometers southwest of Cairo, Mangrove Camp is easy to reach and has a large outdoor space, with warm tents, a relaxing roof terrace, and indoor and outdoor dining. Forget the stresses of the city, kick back, and feel completely at home.


Camping in Fayoum desert | Mangrove Camp Fayoum

There are variety of many birds in Fayoum that you can watch and discover all over the year, but usually the best time we recommend and known as the season of these Birds in Fayoum is from October till the end of April as the numbers and the kinds of birds are multiplied. Fayoum is an amazing bird watching destination in Egypt, very famous for its tasty fruits and vegetables. Birds migrate to the oasis for the lush plants and the waters of Lake Quarun, the largest salt water lake in Egypt and one of the oldest natural lakes in the world. Here you’ll find Grebes, coots, ducks and shorebirds during winter.


Camping in Fayoum desert | Mangrove Camp Fayoum

In its South-Western part, the Fayoum depression is also home to the Rayyan Valley, or Wadi Ar-Rayyan, which covers 11,450 hectares of lakes, 1,580 hectares of wetlands and 160,949 hectares of desert lands. The area has been declared as a protected area in 1989. Being near from Cairo, the area is visited yearly by Only hundreds or thousands of Egyptians and foreign tourists who enjoy the natural features of the protectorate.
Fayoum Oasis offers a great experience to explore some of the beautiful migratory birds. There are various kinds of Birds that can be watched in Fayoum. .

Camping in Fayoum desert | Mangrove Camp Fayoum

Camping in Fayoum desert | Mangrove Camp Fayoum

Camping in Fayoum desert | Mangrove Camp Fayoum

Camping in Fayoum desert | Mangrove Camp Fayoum

Camping in Fayoum desert | Mangrove Camp Fayoum

Camping in Fayoum desert | Mangrove Camp Fayoum  

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