The Golden Horn Island lies approximately in the middle of Lake Qaroun with an area of about 2 square kilometers. It is considered as an important fossils site in Egypt and an internationally important bird area.
The island’s has a long sandy beach and have been declared as a core of the protected areas. . Being acceptably protected from predators, the island is a haven for breeding seabirds, and is a resting and feeding post for winter visitors and passage migrants.
The island was King Farouk’s favorite hunting spot. It houses the ruins of the king’s hunting lodge and a shaft dug to keep the gazelles.
Photos: Mohamed Mabrouk – Maha Photography.