Golden Horn Island in Lake Qaroun

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 as seen from the sky.

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.

Over one thousand species of birds visit this island each year, many of which nest on its remote shores. The island supports globally significant bird species and it has been classified as an”Important Bird Area” by Bird Life International and similarly renowned environmental organizations.

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.

Explore the Golden horn Island with Fayoumer!

As to provide the Fayoum visitors with an ultimate Fayoum experience. Explore Fayoum founder, Mahmoud a.k.a Fayoumer, a local guide and a researcher based in Fayoum Governorate will take you on curated tours to explore fabulous Fayoum in different thematic itineraries to ensure an ultimate Fayoum experience. He will share with you his knowledge of the area and his interesting Fayoum stories. Info Here

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