Top 14 Things To Do In Safaga, Egypt

Things to do in Safaga
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Safaga is a vibrant town bordering the Red Sea to the East. This coastal town has major attractions such as resorts, restaurants, movie theatres, recreational facilities, museums, boutiques, and bars. Some of the activities to indulge in include diving, snorkeling, hiking, cycling, canoeing, boating, sightseeing, birdwatching, and many more. The town has an estimated population of 40,900 inhabitants and it is known as a popular tourist destination for travelers from all around the world. Tourists can visit places such as Palm De Soma, Tubia Island, Jazirat Safajah, Sentido Palm Royale Reort Soma Bay, and many more. Read below for more information on the best things to do in Safaga, Egypt.

1. Enjoy scuba diving in Panorama Reef

Panorama Reef is a beautiful region with a variety of sea life creatures and a diving depth stretching a few miles below the sea level. This oval-shaped reef is home to lots of natural scenic beauty from the aquatic plants such as elkhorn coral, staghorn coral, stony coral, and Acropora. Moreover, aquatic animals such as clownfish, Napoleon, Eagle Rays, Longimanus, stonefish, dolphins, and sometimes sharks can be found in this region. Here, scuba divers will experience one of the best sightseeing points in the world. Come and have an experience like no other.

Panorama Reef

Address: Red Sea Governorate, Egypt

Website: Panorama Reef

Opening hours: 24 hours (daily)

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2. Visit the ruins of Mons Claudianus

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Enjoy and learn about the ancient history of Mons Claudianus ruins as you spend time with friends or family while on holiday. During ancient times, granodiorite was mined here by the Romans and it was used as construction materials for columns, splits, and floors of temples and public baths. The ruins comprise of a workers quarter, a garrison, and a quarry area. It is situated approximately 24.8 miles (40 kilometers ) from the heart of Safaga and an estimated 310 miles (500 kilometers) to the capital city of Cairo. Visit this place for an exciting time.

Mons Claudianus

Address: Safaga, Red Sea Governorate, Egypt

Website: Mons Claudianus

Opening hours: 24 hours (daily)

Price: Free

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3. Visit the Grand Mosque and Tower in Safaga

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Pay a visit to the Grand Mosque and enjoy the scenic beauty of the architecture and learn of its rich historical background. Visitors from all around the world flock to this area to witness the great culture and people of the region. This place is considered as a center for holding prayers, Eid al-Fitr, and Friday devotions. Additionally, the mosque also acts as a meeting point for people in the community to hold talks on the matters affecting society. Come with family or friends for a holiday like no other.

Grand Mosque in Safaga

Address: Abou Bakr El-Sedeek, Qesm Safaga, Red Sea Governorate, Egypt

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4. Wander in the Safaga Old Market

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Have a glance at the various items being sold at Safaga Old Market as you wander around. The market has many different items such as porcelain, beads, utensils, clothes, foodstuff, and lots more. The market is close to the port and close to a one-hour drive to Safaga town. Walk around the market as you look at the various items being sold at an affordable price. Visitors frequently flock to this region to buy different collections of historical artifacts. Come with friends, your spouse, or family for a holiday experience like no other.

Safaga Old Market

Address: Safaga, Egypt

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5. Dine at Ali Baba Restaurant

Savor some of the best cuisines at Restaurant Ali Baba and enjoy the beautiful aura. The establishment is clean, spacious, and decorated with gorgeous paintings. Moreover, a comfortable indoor and outdoor seating arrangement is available for customers to relax and enjoy their meals. The delicacies offered are prepared by a well-trained staff who use fresh produce and special ingredients for a tasty finished product. The menu has a wide variety of tasty dishes such as grilled chicken, pizza, seafood, steak, Egyptian food, and lots more.

Restaurant Ali Baba

Address: Qesm Safaga, Red Sea Governorate, Egypt

Website: Restaurant Ali Baba

Opening hours: 24 hours (daily)

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6. Enjoy a day at Menaville Resort

Posted by Menaville Resort Safaga - ِactual Page on Tuesday, 22 May 2018

Have a few drinks as you relax at Menaville Resort located in a serene region just a walking distance to the beautiful shoreline of the Red Sea. Generally, the resort has a good ambiance with a well-arranged seating arrangement, ambient lighting, exceptional food, furnished rooms, and en-suites with nice balconies. Additionally, other available amenities include air conditioning, laundry service, a fitness center, an outdoor pool, a bar area, and room service. Visitors can also indulge in activities such as windsurfing, kitesurfing, boating, hiking, bird watching, diving, and many more.

Menaville Resort

Address: Qesm Safaga, Red Sea Governorate, Egypt

Website: Menaville Resort

Opening hours: 9am - 5pm (daily)

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7. Take a glass-bottom boat cruise (From 34 USD)

Take a glass-bottom boat cruise as you journey through one of the most epic regions in the world. As you journey across the Red Sea to Hurghada, you will have a first-hand experience of the breathtaking views of marine life. The trip takes you through the scenic coral reefs where lots of fish, aquatic plants, and other sea creatures can be seen. The glass-bottom boat will allow you to have an underwater experience while not getting wet. As you visit Hurghada, this glass-bottom boat journey will leave you with lots of amazing memories.

Glass-bottom boat cruise

Address: Red Sea Governorate, Egypt


Opening hours: 10am - 12pm (daily)

Price: From 34 USD

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8. Go on a jeep safari in the desert

oasis desert, Hurghada, Egypt
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Go on a jeep safari in the desert with family or friends, for a fascinating holiday tour. Enjoy the magnificent views of the scenic landscape of Safaga and the breathtaking sunset view. The drive takes approximately 45 minutes to the center of the desert, where you will receive refreshments and some rest. The Bedouins will welcome you here and provide camels for a small tour across the desert as the guide unravels about the lifestyle of the Bedouins. Thereafter, a dinner of cooked potatoes, salads, rice, tanena, fruits for dessert, and soft drinks is prepared by the locals.

Jeep Safari

Address: Hurghada, Red Sea Governorate, Egypt

Website: Jeep safari in the deserts

Opening hours: 9am - 7pm (daily)

Price: From 16 USD

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9. Enjoy surfing in the Red Sea

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Enjoy surfing in the Red Sea as you experience the adrenaline rush due to the rising tides and strong waves. The thrill of this fantastic adventure is ecstatic as it leaves you feeling relaxed and refreshed for a memorable holiday experience. The cool breeze, windy weather, and salty water are ideal for surfing all through the day because of the perfect water density enabling easy floating.

Red Sea

Address: Red Sea, Egypt

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10. Dive underwater with United Divers Safaga

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Discover the hidden treasures in an underwater diving expedition in the Red Sea with United Divers Safaga. The tour takes you through some of the most breathtaking views of shipwrecks, coral reefs, relics, pearls, and lagoons. Get to swim with dolphins as you meet with sharks and other pelagic fish. The maximum diving depth is set at 40 meters below the sea level for the safety of divers.

United Divers Safaga

Website: United Divers Safaga

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11. Book a spa session at Menaville Resort & Spa

Posted by Menaville Resort Safaga - ِactual Page on Monday, 13 May 2019

Get revitalized with a full body massage at Menaville Resort & Spa for an awesome result. The spa has an electrotherapy room, water therapy, sauna, hot tub, gymnastic hall, and a message area. This whole process involves the liberation of muscle fatigue, to increase circulation of blood and oxygen to the various body tissues, to strengthen the bodies immune system, and finally to reduce the aging process of the skin. This spa is known for providing exceptional customer care service to clients at an affordable cost.

Menaville Resort & Spa

Address: Qesm Safaga, Red Sea Governorate, Egypt

Website: Menaville Resort & Spa

Opening hours: 24 hours (daily)

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12. Explore the waters with Ducks Diving Safaga

Ducks Diving Safaga offers some of the best scenes for exploring the waters at night while on vacation. The journey takes you through a series of breathtaking underwater views such as the coral reefs, sea turtles, pelagic fish, lagoons, and many others. At night, the atmosphere is cool and ideal for diving since various schools of fish can be seen moving around searching for food. Other than that, big sea creatures such as sharks, dolphins, humper anglerfish, coffin fish, giant isopod, are also found in these waters. Visitors are encouraged to bring with them a waterproof camera to capture the pictures of various sea creatures and beauty for a memorable vacation.

Ducks Diving Safaga

Address: Hotel Holiday Inn Resort Safaga Palace, Egypt

Website: Ducks Diving Safaga

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13. Watch live sharks with the help of Dive-Top Diving Center

Get to have a one on one experience as you watch live sharks with the help of Dive-Top diving center. Step into the underwater world and enjoy the spectacular views of lagoons, coral reefs, aquatic plants, and marine life. Some of the sea creatures that can be seen include octopus, moray eels, Sea cows, turtles, spot frogfish, and many others. Enjoy the sight of the natural reefs, shipwrecks, shoreline, and the crystal clear waters as you relish this wonderful experience. Visit with family or friends for a vacation like no other.

Dive-Top Diving Center

Address: corniche street, Qesm Safaga, Red Sea Governorate, Egypt

Website: Dive-Top Diving Center

Opening hours: 24 hours (daily)

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14. Enjoy kite surfing with Tornado Surf Center

Tornado Surf Center provides some of the best spots for kite surfing on the Red Sea. The spot includes places with strong wind and slight swells and also a lagoon area with large shallow depth. The best time for kite surfing is during the morning hours and in the afternoon when the wind speed is at its highest. Tourist can visit at any time across the year since the wind conditions and temperatures are at best all through. Here, the equipment used for kite surfing is optimum, comfortable, and ideal for long surfing hours. Visit with friends or family for a memorable vacation.

Tornado Surf Center

Address: Beach of Solymar Paradise Beach Resort and Amarina Abu Soma، Egypt

Website: Tornado Surf Center

Opening hours: 8am - 6pm (daily)

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Discover the beautiful Safaga

Visit this region and experience various activities being offered such as hiking, diving, snorkeling, biking, hill climbing, cycling, and many more. With the list above, you have enough options for things to do when you visit this fantastic destination.

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Nduku Mulwa is an accomplished online freelancer with a penchant for travel. She has explored various countries, including Canada, South Africa, Ghana, and Japan, in pursuit of stunning landscapes,...Read more

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