When it comes to road trips, there are two kinds of people, the kind who just want to arrive quickly so drive non-stop to their destination and the kind who like to take the time to enjoy the journey itself. If you are the second type of person, then continue reading. If you are heading to Alexandria from Cairo, there are a bunch of cool spots you can make during your road trip.
Picture an expansive courtyard with outdoor seating and a massive red tent with rows and rows of low-lying seats. That’s Hany Village, a restaurant specialized in authentic Bedouin food, offering a menu packed with delicious fan favorites including the spicy one pot mbakbaka (Libyan tomato based noodle recipe). We recommend hitting up Hany Village during sunset time as the entire spot is cast with a beautiful multicolored glow from all the strung lights hanging across its tents.
There is a reason why Wahet Omar remains the ultimate road trip destination for many people travelling between Cairo and Alexandria. Not only is it home to some of the freshest and most delicious feteer and bread across Egypt, the space also boasts its very own mini zoo that includes pink flamingos. As an extra treat, they have a special and unique store open that sells imported products that you usually wouldn’t find across any of Egypt’s supermarkets and stores.
Lovers of feteer rejoice as there is another spot along the Alexandria-desert road that serves up the buttery pastry. The Dina Farms restaurant excels at offering delicious renditions of the beloved feteer whether it’s a classic oriental sausage feteer or a rich cheesy lovers feteer made with 5 types of cheese. All the ingredients come straight from the farm, adding that fresh quality to each pie. Beyond the delicious food, they also offer outdoor seating where you can eat at a spot overlooking their picturesque garden. If you have kids with you, there is also a mini playground for a dose of fun.
Africa Safari Park
Ready to take a walk on the wild side? For the adventure seekers out there, Africa Safari Park is a great spot to encounter a treasure trove of animals including leopards, monkeys, deer, hippos, llamas and many other types of rich wildlife. What’s great about Africa Safari Park is that guests can get up close and personal with many of the animals on site, make sure to visit it early as its open everyday from 9 am to 4 pm.
Wadi El Natroun
For a completely different kind of experience, a great place to visit is the 60 km desert known as Wadi El Natroun. It’s a great spot if you are craving an escape from the hustle and bustle of city life. Known as the Valley of the Salt, this desert is home to Coptic monasteries packed with history as well as rich salt deposits, many of which were used all the way back in ancient Egypt during the mummification process.
With all these cool spots to hit up, road trips can become a fan-favorite activity for many people travelling to either Cairo or Alexandria.