Insights into life in the largest and driest desert on our planet
When you plan your holiday itinerary for Egypt include a small boat safari and have a break from crowded tourist sites to experience Egypt from a different perspective. This is a rewarding adventure exploring a picturesque desert lake in your own private live aboard boat getting a close up of its ecosystem, wild life and nomadic people. Then, at lunch time and in the evening meet up with your mother ship for meals and drinks in comfortable social surroundings.
The dates below give you the flexibility to choose how long you stay on the Lake.
Minimum charter is for 2 nights & 3 days.
2 nights & 3 days: Start every week on a Saturday
3 nights & 4 days: Start every week on a Tuesday
5 days & 4 nights: Start every week on a Sunday
First Day: We will collect you from any location in Aswan, cruise ship, hotel or airport and then 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 for your safari are spent exploring Lake Nasser. Each day there is a different night stop usually in a quite bay with a sandy beach and spectacular Desert Lake vistas. All meals and hot beverages included on the safari.
Safari End: The safari ends at approximately 4pm 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 are served on the safari.
Live Aboard Boats
For your live aboard boat you can charter either a House Boat or a Safari Boat which you have for your own exclusive use. Each boat is skippered by an English speaking Nubian guide with local knowledge of the wildlife, places of interest. Your live aboard boat is supported by a well-appointed mother ship for night stops, your meals and resting up with a cold beer. More information see Safari Boats & Crew
House Boats are a perfect choice for families or a group of friends, the more people who share a house boat the less expensive it becomes for each person. House boats have two spacious cabins sleeping four people comfortably. They are fitted with a toilet & shower and a small galley with amenities for making tea or coffee; there is also an ice box filled with cold drinks. The sun deck has a comfortable shaded area which is ideal for relaxing and sun bathing. A house boat is perfect for exploring the lake, big enough to be comfortable but also small enough to reach shallow areas, where you are more likely to see wild life and get close enough for that memorable photograph.
Safari Boats are smaller than the house boats and were originally designed for fishing. Ideal for those who would like to try their luck for Nile perch or Tiger fish while on safari. Safari boats have a cabin with two large single bunks which sleep two people comfortably. Safari boats can accommodate three people with an extra mattress on the top deck under the desert stars which is a unique and peaceful experience; it never rains in the desert. Unlike the house boats, safari boats do not have an on board toilet and shower, these facilities are provided for on the mother ship.
Solo Travellers are welcome: Pay for one place from the price band for 2 sharing a fishing boat plus the single anglers supplement. You then have the option of using the fishing boat for your own personal use, or we can advertise to find a suitable partner for you to fish with; if we find someone then neither of you will pay for the fishing boat single supplement.
Family Discount: The best way for families to come on a safari is to charter a house boat for their own private use. Adults pay the full amount under the price band of the number of family members travelling together and each child who is 20 years old or younger gets a 20% discount off the same price band.
Organizer: If you have a group of six or more friends coming on the same safari with you take advantage of our organizer discount. For six or more adults who book a safari together we will give the organizer (or the sixth person) a 20% discount off the cost of their safari.
"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.