Lake Burullus is a protected area stretching over 460 square kilometers and is located towards the east of the Rosetta branch of the river Nile in Egypt. It is the second-largest natural lake in Egypt.
Towards the north on the seaward border, there are many shallow brackish lagoons and salt marshes, which includes Lake Marout (Buḥayrat Maryūṭ), Lake Edku (Buḥayrat Idkū), Lake Burullus (Buḥayrat Al-Burullus), and Lake Manzala (Buḥayrat Al-Manzilah).
The lake is shallow and has a number of environmental features, including salt swamps and sand plains. The lake is rather elongated and there are around 50 islands scattered over it and has one connection with the sea. The salt concentration is high near the north and decreases towards the south. Salt is produced at the southern part of the lake and commercial fish farming is done. The southern shore is bordered by reed swamps and a large variety of aquatic vegetation is underwater. The lake is a home to over 135 species of plants both of the land and aquatic variety. The lake is an important wetland for waterfowl which are seen here during the winter season. One can also see Wigeon, Anas penelope, and Ferruginous Duck and Aythya nyroca here. The protectorate is a place to have a great bird watching experience as many migrating wild birds can be seen here in the water.
When visiting Egypt, don't drink the tap water - it's highly chlorinated. ... It's a similar situation in Egypt. It is advisable to drink bottled water during your entire holiday. That is why I would advise strongly that you don't drink the tap water, and use it only for washing and brushing your teeth.