Educational Destination Guide

Whether home-schooling or raising world citizens, our learn-at-home destination guides are perfect for introducing your family to different parts of the world!

about Egypt

Egypt is a large country dominated by desert in the north east of Africa. Its official name is the Arab Republic of Egypt and it is famous for its ancient civilisation.  The capital city, Cairo, is located in the north east of Egypt, close to the ancient city of Alexandria and the Suez Canal.

The river Nile is the second longest in the world and is the major geographical feature of Egypt.

The Sahara Desert makes up most of the rest of Egypt.

The first people to settle along the banks of the Nile arrived about 8,000 years ago. The were hunters and fishermen, but over time they learned to plant crops and raise animals for food resulting in the ancient Egyptian civilisation by around 3,000 BCE.


Learn more about Egypt in our Explore-the-world-from-home-guide to Egypt!


the curious wanderer society
Egypt edition contains:

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  • Explore Egypt from home. Learn all about Egypt and some of the country's most interesting people and places.

  • 3 delicious Egyptian recipes to try with your family

  • 3 fun crafts and activities inspired by Egypt

  • A passport printable for your children to fill in. This printable has the dual purpose of capturing young imaginations and also as a valuable resource for processing and recording your child's learning

  • A quiz game to test your knowledge and reinforce learning

  • A comprehensive resource guide to extend your learning

the vital stats​

  • capital: Cairo

  • languages: Egyptian Arabic

  • population: 99 million (2019)

  • area: 1,010,408 sq km

  • currency: Egyptian pound


did you know?

  • Egyptian hieroglyphs are one of the earliest sophisticated forms of writing and has around 2000 characters!

  • Both women and men wore makeup in ancient Egypt! They believed that wearing elaborate make-up to look beautiful gave them protection from the gods.

  • Egypt is divided into two parts, Upper Egypt in the south, and Lower Egypt in the north. The are named this way because the river Nile flows from south to north.


Egyptian cuff activity from the Explore-the-world-from-home-guide

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the Egypt edition


make a model pyramid

In this activity you can create four different kinds of pyramids based on the real Egyptian ones!


make salatet zabadee

the yoghurt dip that just won't quit! A little like tzatziki, we can't get enough of this tasty Egyptian treat.

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