8 days camel safari Nubian desert Aswan
Special desert trip Egypt for whom likes to come completely apart from everyday life in a short time: away from civilization, only the impressive silence of the desert. Time plays no role, the sun is your guide. Enjoy this unique experience of immense tranquility that you will not soon forget. The desert area that starts from the western bank of the Nile from Aswan is surprisingly "different", due to the very presence of the Nile. Desert and water together make this a unique wilderness journey. Moreover, recently is shown that this is a rich archaeological area that requires further investigation. Recently, there are rock carvings found from 3200 BC., which shed new light on the early pharaohs time.
From our guesthouse Bet el Kerem, at the edge of the desert, you will explore the vast and fascinating Nubian desert from south to north. The guides know the desert area inside out, are good company and are happy to make that special Nubian relaxed atmosphere with drums and vocals. In total you stay four days in the desert. And on the last day in Aswan we go sailing on the Nile. Overnight in our guesthouse Bet el Kerem. For people who like the desert experience, but also put on comfort, this is a perfect combination. The journey begins in Luxor and first overnight in a hotel there. Before we depart for Aswan the next morning we have an excursion to the world famous temples and tombs in the Valley of the Kings.
Price: From € 475,- p.p.
incl. transfers, guidance, camels, overnights on half board basis.
Excl. flights, visa, tips, entrance fees
DAY TO DAY PROGRAM
Arrival in Aswan. Transfer to guesthouse Bet el Kerem in the Nubian village Nagh el Kuba, where you will stay the night during this week.
Before we leave for the desert, we do some cultural sightseeing: In the morning we visit the Isis temple on Philae Island and the Kalabsha temple near Lake Nasser with a professional guide (egyptologist). On the way back we visit the High Dam of Lake Nasser and the Unfinished Obelisk. Late afternoon we go on board a felucca for a sailing trip by sunset (famous in Aswan!). We finish the day with a welcome dinner in the restaurant of guesthouse Bet el Kerem.
After enjoying breakfast on the roof terrace, we leave for the desert on a camel; the beginning of the safari. We travel southwards. The next days you will discover the surprising varied desert landscape from south (the Aswan Dam) to north (the Kubaniya district).
We exchange the desert for the water and the camel for a boat: a relaxed day sailing, picknick and swimming in the Nile if you like. In the Nubian village Nagh el Kuba dinner is ready.
In the morning possibility to do some shopping in the market of Aswan on the East bank. In the afternoon we visit the Nubian museum. The tour ends with a dinner in Nubian house; a perfect location with marvellous view over the Nile valley and the first cataract.