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Cruise ships transport thousands of tourists across Lake Nasser to visit the world famous Temples built by Ramses II at Abu Simbel they travel down the middle of the lake only visiting the Nubian monuments on the shore line.

A small boat cruise offers a more rewarding experience. On your way to Abu Simbel you can focus on what you are most interested in either the Nubian Monuments, the Sahara deserts vast panorama, its nomads, birds and wildlife which live on the shoreline of this massive freshwater lake.

‘’Our style of holiday is for the individual, not mass tourism, we show you the intimate and traditional side of Egypt.’’

 

Explore a desert lake in your own House Boat or Safari Boat escorted by an experienced guide then, to relax and have your meals, join in the social atmosphere of a well-appointed Mother Ship.

Our concept of having an independent Mother Ship taking care of catering and recreation is unique on Lake Nasser. Cruise ships, are too cumbersome to get into the shallow water where all the action is, to get a close up of the Sahara Deserts panorama birds, wild life, meeting the nomads or going for walks.

House Boats and Safari Boats are perfect for getting these close-up experiences.

For more information refer to Boats & Crew in the left panel.

 

 

ITINERARY

The Abu Simbel cruise starts at eiter Aswan or Abu Simbel depending on where the cruise boats are located on the date you book.

Each day you will be cruising for approximately 5 or 6 hours along the shore line getting a close up of the Sahara deserts panorama. Between cruising there are opportunities to stop and explore what you are most interested in.

 

Itinerary options:  3 nights & 4 days - on Monday or Thursday or 4 nights & 5 days - on Sunday or Thursday

Aswan to Abu Simbel:

Day 1:   We will collect you from your Aswan hotel or Nile cruise ship then transfer you to the small boat cruise start point where you will be welcomed by your guide and the Mothership crew. Lunch & dinner.

Cruising:   Each day there is a different night stop in a sheltered bay with a sandy fresh water beach. All meals and hot beverages.

Day 4 or 5:   Arrive at Abu Simbel, after an early lunch on the Mother Ship visit the Temples.  Then transfer by road to Aswan in an airconditioned mini-bus this drive takes about 2.5 hours through the Sahara Desert arriving in Aswan at approx. 7.30 pm.

 

Abu Simbel to Aswan:

Day 1:   We will collect you from your Aswan hotel or Nile cruise ship then transfer you by road to Abu Simbel in an airconditioned mini-bus the drive takes about 2.5 hours through the Sahara Desert. Visit the temples at Abu Simbel then join the cruise boats for lunch and start the cruise.

Cruising:  Each day there is a different night stop in a sheltered bay with a sandy fresh water beach. All meals and hot beverages.

Day 4 or 5:   The cruise ends at Aswan in the late afternoon when we will transfer you to your hotel.

If you can spare the time come on the five day cruise which will give you more opportunity to explore the lake on this once in a lifetime adventure.

 

Request a PDF brochure with more information, use the Ask a Question tab to contact us.

‘’Pictures speak a thousand words’’ peruse our Slide Shows tab for an insight into this unique desert Lake.

 

 

Family Discount:  Adults pay the full amount in the price band of the number of family members travelling together. Each child who is 20 years old or younger gets a 15% discount off the same price band.

Organizer Discount:  With a group of six or more on the same safari the organizer the sixth person gets a 15% discount off the cost of their safari.

Solo travellers are welcome: Pay for one place for 2 sharing a Safari Boat plus a reasonable single supplement for each day you are on the cruise. If you find a partner to share with, neither of you need to pay the supplement.

 

"To sit back under a big, full sky full of stars, eating, drinking and yarning, listening to the desert sounds.... are a super experience, both exciting and relaxing simultaneously " Barrie Rickards: Professor of Palaeontology and Biostratigraphy Cambridge University.

 

We are a small professional family business who in 1993 had the privilege of being the first to pioneer small boat safaris on Lake Nasser. For over 20 years we specialize exclusively on Lake Nasser and have unparalleled experience of this amazing desert lake. See tab About Us.

WE LOOK FORWARD TO WELCOMING YOU TO OUR DESERT LAKE

 

 

 

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Treat yourself and your family to a unique holiday exploring the wilderness of a magnificent desert lake and visiting the world famous Temples of Abu Simbel.

Take a break from the tourist ‘hot spots’ and let us introduce you to a more intimate and traditional side of Egypt.

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