Welcome to Egypt
Egypt lies in both North Africa and the Middle East. It is bordered by Israel and the Gaza Strip to the north-east, Libya to the west and Sudan to the south.
The country is dominated by the Nile River and its fertile well-watered valley, and by the Western and Eastern deserts.
Egypt is famed for being the land of pyramids, temples, hieroglyphs, mummies, pharaohs and sphinxes. However it also has plenty of swimming and diving opportunities, having beaches on both the Mediterranean and Red Sea coasts.