The Astronomy tours offered at Wadi Lahami are a great way to see the stars in a low light pollution environment. As you venture out into the desert the remote location provides the opportunity to see many star constellations that you may not have had the pleasure of seeing before. Dinner in the desert can also be arranged where during the evening you will be attended by Ababda who will make tea, coffee and a delicious meal for your enjoyment. Upon request the Bedouin can prepare goat for dinner, a local speciality.
Next to a protected mangroves Wadi Lahami boasts one of the best areas for bird watching along the Red Sea coast. Many waders and shore birds roost and nest close by the mangrove swamps. These include the white heron, night heron, striated heron and sometimes the spoonbill. The sooty falcon is a possible visitor in the summer, and of course not to forget the magnificent ospreys which are nesting here. In summer the white-eyed gull can easily be seen, as well as the white-cheeked and the Caspian tern. The gull is special as its breeding range is restricted to the Red Sea. In fall and spring there are thousands of small birds can be seen.
Scuba Diving & Snorkelling
The world-famous Fury Shoals offers fantastic opportunities for both scuba diving and snorkelling. It is great for snorkellers due to its sheltered, sometimes shallow reefs and bays where you can hope to see turtles, reef sharks and dolphins. You will be overwhelmed with the abundance of marine life and spectacular colours. You can also take a 45 minute RIB excursion to one of the most popular snorkelling sites in the Red Sea, Satayah Reef (Dolphin House), where spinner dolphins are frequently found resting in the shallow lagoon.
Over 30 different dive sites can be accessed from Wadi Lahami , accommodating all level of experience, and the diving package of 4 dives per day via RIB gives divers the chance to enjoy the Fury Shoals in all of its glory.
Shelateen is the most important tribal market in this part of southern Egypt and it is a melting-pot of different cultures. Sudanese bring camels and handmade items trade for goods not available in their country. Spread out over the market area are little shops with an incredible variety of merchandise. In Shelateen you first visit the camel market, followed with a stroll around the general market area. After lunch at a small restaurant on the market you will finish your visit to Shelateen with Gebena-coffee at an Ababda Bedouin Women Cooperation. The women produce handmade traditional and artistic crafts of tightly woven straw, leather and beads.