Traveling to the Desert Biome

Cairo, Egypt

Destination Information!

Before you set out on your intriguing, one-in-a-lifetime adventure to Cairo, learn a few things about the city and its environment and biome it's located in...

...You probably won't have to tag along that bulky umbrella. The average annual rainfall for Cairo is only 25 mm which is about the mere 1 inch...

...Another item which you can take out of your suitcase to have extra room for lovely souvenirs is your coats. Sure, you might need a light jacket for the nights out if you visit in the during the winter months. Which byt he way, in contrary to common beliefs, Cairo does exhibit all four distinct seasons, maybe not with snow in the winter, but the season are still there. No matter what time of the year you decide to visit the lovely Cairo (we reccomend Janurary to mid-April), the temperature will stay at a bearable level. The average temperatures in Janurary are 17.5ºC in the day and 8ºC at night, while in July, you cna expect the thermomethers to hit at about 36.5ºC...

...If you are in love with plants, here is a rundown of some magnificent plant life you could encounter on your journey. First, we have the phoenician juniper which is a small shrub. Next you could come in contact with the doum palm, a lovely tree that produces edible oval fruit. Finally, get excited because if you come to Cairo, you will have the chance of an encounter with the date palm a pride plant of Egypt which produces a sweet edible fruit, delicacy to all...

...And what if you love animals? Come to Cairo to experience camels, a main source of transportation, a common sight in Egypt; a Nubian ibex - a desert dwelling goat; or even a distant cousin of the grey wolf- the egyptian Jackal...




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When Visiting...

If we were to make the hypothesis that you take the chance and go on your unforgettable journey to Cairo, what could you do there?

Here are just a few of our suggestions:


..Feeling in the mood for some competition? Camel Racing is an important sport in Egypt, and you can watch as 30 participants race their camels against each other on a designated coursed course...

...Maybe you want to experience the thrill yourself? Set out to the Sahara Desert with a group of guides who allow you to experience the riding on a camel through the sands of the greatest desert on Earth...

...While on the topic of desert visits, do not forget to visit the glorious Pyramids of Giza...

...And if you get tired of all the desert you came to see, you can snorkel in the Red Sea and discover the intriguing world which lives underneath the surface...

...After days filled with unforgettable experience, remember to sit back and enjoy the breathtaking spectacle of the sun setting the horizon of the distant sands...



Creation of This Page

This page was created as part of biome biology assigenment by Lea Balcerzak and Pierce Dalton.

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