List of lakes in Egypt

Egypt has many important lakes, which will make your Egypt tours different. Here are a few of our preferred lakes that exist in Egypt that you can visit in our Egypt day tours.

Lake Nasser

Lake Nasser is the largest man-made lake in the world, as well as the largest body of water in Egypt. Located in the south of the country, it is considered an important center for tourism in our Egypt travel packages, it was created as a result of the construction of the Aswan High Dam across the Nile River. The reservoir behind the dam began to fill up in 1964, and it now covers an area of over 5,000 square miles. If you are interested in exploring lake Nasser, you can join our Egypt Nile cruise tours to enjoy sailing and fishing.

The lake is a popular spot for both recreation and fishing, and there are a number of resorts located along its shores. Visitors can enjoy our Egypt Shore excursions with a variety of activities such as swimming, boating, and windsurfing, or simply relax and take in the stunning views. The lake is also home to a number of rare and endangered species, making it a haven for wildlife enthusiasts. Don’t miss this chance and book our Aswan day tours to discover the importance of this amazing destination.

Lake Manzala

Lake Manzala is the largest lake in Egypt and the northeasternmost of the African Great Lakes. It is located in the Nile Delta, making it a part of both the African and Mediterranean basins. The lake gets its name from the Arabic word for ‘harbor’, as it was historically used as a harbor for ships. Plan your Egypt family tours with your relatives to enjoy the view of birds that can be seen around the lake.

The lake is shallow and salty, with an average depth of only 3 meters (9.8 feet). This, combined with its large size (it covers an area of over 4000 square kilometers).

Lake Manzala is a popular destination for both tourists and locals alike. Plan your Egypt luxury tours to enjoy the lakeshore, it is lined with resorts, hotels, and restaurants, and there are numerous activities available in our Egypt classic tours such as swimming, fishing, boating, and windsurfing.

Lake Burullus

Lake Burullus is located in Kafr el sheikh in Egypt and is one of the country’s largest lakes. It is also one of the shallowest, with an average depth of only 3.5 meters. The lake is fed by the Mediterranean Sea and has a wide variety of fish, including eels, mullets, and catfish, this lovely destination should be added to your program of Egypt Study tours, Visitors can enjoy many activities in our Egypt easter tours such as swimming, fishing, or enjoy the views from one of the many restaurants and cafes along the shore.

Lake Idku

Lake Idku is a great place to visit if you are looking for an amazing Egypt Safari desert tours, because it is located in the El-Dakahlia Governorate, and is known for its clear blue waters and stunning scenery, so whether you are looking for adventure or spiritual tours in Egypt this journey is an amazing destination for your holiday. There are many things to do at Lake Idku, such as swimming, fishing, and boating. You can also find several restaurants and cafes by the lake, which makes it a perfect place to spend a day or two.

Lake Edku is one of Egypt’s lesser-known lakes, but it’s definitely worth a visit! It’s a popular spot for birdwatching, as it’s home to a variety of migrating birds..

If you’re not into birdwatching, there are still plenty of things to do in Lake Edku that are included in our Egypt trips, because the lake is surrounded by lush vegetation and has a number of hiking and biking trails. It’s also a great place to relax and enjoy the peacefulness of nature.

The Great Bitter Lake

Egypt has a saltwater lake called The Great Bitter Lake. It is part of the Suez Canal and is connected to the Red Sea. The lake is named after the Bitter Lakes, which are a series of lakes that were once part of the canal. The Great Bitter Lake is home to many species of fish, including tilapia, catfish, and perch. There are numerous migratory bird species that call the lake home. There are many cities located on the Red Sea coast where you can take unforgettable Egypt day tours such as Sharm El Sheikh and Hurghada. If you are interested I suggest checking out our Sharm El Sheikh day tours to discover the charm and beauty of these amazing cities. There are many things to do like take a day snorkeling trip on Tiran island, you will be amazed by the marine reefs and dolphins.  

Abu-Leila Lagoon

If you’re looking for a breathtaking lagoon to visit in Egypt, look no further than Abu-Leila Lagoon that’s included in our Egypt travel packages. This gorgeous lagoon is located in the Red Sea Governorate of Egypt and is known for its crystal clear water and picturesque surroundings. Numerous activities, including swimming, tanning, and windsurfing, are available for visitors. There’s also a variety of restaurants and cafes located nearby, making it the perfect spot to spend Egypt Christmas tours.


There are many beautiful lakes to explore in Egypt, and we hope that this list has inspired you to visit some of them. Whether you’re looking for a place to relax and take in the scenery or you want to go on an adventure and try new activities, there’s a lake on this list for everyone. So what are you waiting for? Pack your bags and book your favorite Egypt new year tours to explore all that Egypt has to offer!