Overview: The beautiful small town of Zafarana, in the region of Al Bahr al Ahmar, Egypt is on the coast between Cairo and Hurghada – just over 100 miles from each. The Egyptian government has, in the recent years, set up initiatives to create tourist resorts in Zafarana and these have been focusing on it's increasing popularit as a dive destination. It is very much the newest dive location in Egypt and boasts what are known as 'virginal' diving - three un-damaged reefs only 50 metres from the beach which have never been commercially dived. The waters are pristine and host a huge variety or marine life including dolphin, barracuda, sponges and coral. It is now considered to be one of the premier diving locations in the world. There are numerous off-shore wrecks which qualified divers can access via the many small boats available. However,
Zafarana (Zafaranah) is a village that many non-dive tourists to Egypt pass through to reach the nearby monasteries of St. Anthony and St. Paul. In addition to the dive centre, dive school, dive shop and dive safaris, the resort of Zafarana offers a marina, golf course, fitness centre, swimming pools, shops and restaurants.
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Sights to visit:
Cairo - Cairo is Africa's most populated city and the Arab world's cultural centre
St Anthony's Monastery (pictured right) - founded in 356 AD and named after St. Anthony the Great who was orphaned at the age of 18 and subsequently became a hermit, living to the age of 105. Along with St Paul's (it's neighbour) St. Anthony's Monastery is the oldest in Egypt
St. Paul of Thebes' Monastery - St Paul was a contemporary of St Anthony and also turned his back on society to live in the desert for 85 years
Zafarana Wind Park - a joint venture between German, Dutch and Egyptian companies. After the final phase of development is complete the wind park at Zafarana will generate a total output of 160 MW into the Egyptian national grid. Soon to become a world leader Egypt expects 20% of the total national electricity capacity to be supplied by wind energy by 2020
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Getting to Zafarana:
By air - international flights now go to Hurghada, otherwise you can fly direct to Cairo. Asyut International Airport and El Minya Airport
By road - excellent road links connect Zafarana to Cairo
By bus - a free bus services runs from the airports to Zafarana. Buses or service taxis offer transport from Suez or by private transport from Cairo
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