You think you’ve seen it all? You might have not after all.
Somewhere between Nuweiba and Ras Shitan, hides this mysteriously amazing place. We’re talking about Wadi Al Wushwashi of south Sinai; one of many beautiful and extraordinary hidden gems in our forever astounding Egyptian peninsula.
With a natural rainwater pool buried inside a magnificent red granite mountains with marvellous magma waterway formations, legends have it that Wadi Al Wushwashi (Valley of Whispers) gained its name from Bedouins who used to sit and listen to the sound of wind rushing over the surface of the water as it blows through the mountains.
To reach this far-off gem, which doesn’t have direct roads leading to it, you’ll have to take a 4×4 rough ride into the desert, followed by a 90 minutes serious hiking. It’s quite exhausting, but worth every moment, I promise! Bedouins, residents of Nuwaiba and the surrounding area of the valley, are your key guides to the place; accordingly, day trips are arranged through them, and no one else.
The water spring surrounded by mountains is one of three, the hiking would lead you to the first one, but to reach the other two, you’ll have to jump into its warm water and swim through till you reach them. Wadi Al Wushwashi is part of a bigger valley named Walhi Al Malha, which embraces another beautiful oasis in addition to our exquisite destination.
Next time you head to South Sinai, don’t forget to intentionally go off-track, and breathe through this unique whisper at the heart of the mountains, Wadi Al Wushwashi.