Desert Lake Safari
Insights into life in the largest and driest desert of our planet

When you plan your holiday itinerary for Egypt include a short small boat safari and have a break from crowded tourist sites to experience Egypt from a unique perspective. This is a rewarding adventure exploring a picturesque desert lake in your own private live aboard boat getting a close-up experience of its ecosystem, wild life and nomadic people. Then, at lunch time and in the evening meet up with your well-appointed mother ship for meals and drinks in comfortable social surroundings.

Flexibility to choose how long you stay.
2 nights & 3 days:       start weekly on Monday or Friday
3 nights & 4 days:       start weekly on Monday or Thursday
4 nights & 5 days:       start weekly on Sunday or Thursday

First Day:        We will collect you from any location in Aswan, cruise ship, hotel or airport and transfer you to the safari start point where you will be welcomed by your guide. Lunch & dinner served on safari

On Safari:        The numbers of days you have booked are spent exploring the desert Lake. Each day there is a different night stop in a sheltered bay with a sandy fresh water beach. All meals and hot beverages are included.

Safari End:      The safari ends at approximately 4 pm when we will transfer you back to your hotel, cruise ship or the Aswan airport to connect with your onward travel arrangements. Breakfast and lunch

Information about our safari crew and boats: Safari Boats & Crew
Send for an up to date PDF file with itinerary and cost: Itinerary & Cost

Images of a Desert Lake

Take some time to peruse the slide shows we have created they will give you an interesting insight into this unique desert Lake.  A refreshing experience from the hustle & bustle of the world we live in and a perfect place to introduce your children to the great outdoors.

Desert Lake Experience: Waited on ‘hand & foot’ by an experienced team of Nubian safari staff and guides. Slide Show                          

People of the Lake: Transient peasant fishermen fish the lake using traditional methods. The residents are Bedouin camel and sheep herdsmen, grazing their flocks on the sparse vegetation of the shoreline. Slide Show

"These safaris are not just about angling and fishing. 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 Paleontology and Biostratigraphy Cambridge University.


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    Abu Simbel Safari

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    Safari Boats & Crew

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  • Booking Enquiry

    Booking Enquiry

    Contact us to check availability for your preferred dates or for any other special arrangements you would like us to help you with. Single Travelers are welcome we have very reasonable single boat supplements or we can try to help you link up with a partner. Read More
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Peter Baily - Sydney Australia
African Angler Pty Ltd

PO Box 1063
Sydney NSW 1585
Tel: + (61) (02) 9992 0997
Mobile: 0423 261 875
Tim Baily - Aswan Egypt
African Angler (Egypt)

PO Box 191
Tel: + (20) (097) 0122 7491 892
Special Offers

Throughout the year we promote exclusive offers.

If you are interested in Lake Nasser it will be well worth your while to fill in the form below, so we can keep you up to date with the cost cutter and themed small boat safaris we currently have on offer.

The most popular is our small boat safari cruise between Aswan and the world-famous temples of Abu Simbel. From time to time we need to relocate our boats between Abu Simbel and or Aswan, for these cruises we offer fantastic savings. There will also be many other great deals for you to consider.

Our style of holiday is for the individual and is not mass tourism. Take a break from the tourist 'hot spots' and let us introduce you to a more intimate and traditional side of Egypt.