Fly fishing for Nile Perch a challenge few fly fishermen
have had the chance to experience.
This safari is designed for fly fishermen who would like to join in the atmosphere of a sociable camp with other anglers. Days are spent fishing and exploring a vast desert lake then at lunch time and in the evening meet up with your mother ship where meals and drinks are enjoyed in comfortable social surroundings.
You have the option of booking a Fly Fishing Safari on its own and make your own arrangements to reach in Aswan. We will collect you from any point in Aswan airport, hotel or Nile cruise ship and then transfer you to and from the safari start point. Alternatively your arrival and departure arrangements can be included in the cost of the Safari; everything is included from your arrival in Egypt until you board your homebound flight as per the following itinerary.
You have two options ….
(1) Include your arrival and departure arrangements (not flights) in the cost of this safari. Everything is included from your arrival in Egypt until you board your homebound flight as per the following Itinerary - Safari with Hotels.
(2) Alternatively, you can book this safari on its own and make your own arrangements to reach Aswan where we will meet you at the airport, your hotel or Nile cruise ship and then transfer you to and from the safari start point on the lake on the safari start date.
Flights to Egypt are not expensive; they vary so it’s worth doing some research. The convenient way to look for a flight is to use the Google Search facility, simply type in - Flights to Egypt from (then the name of the city you will be flying from). Your flight bookings can be processed on the internet where it is easy and reliable to buy electronic flight tickets direct from airlines; your valid flight ticket documents will be sent to your email address.
Safari with Hotels, Start Day Monday - 7 Nights & 8 Days
Day 1 – Monday Welcome to Egypt
Depending on the international flight you book, you will arrive at either Cairo or Luxor airport. If possible try and book a connecting flight to Aswan on the same day as you arrive. Airport transfers and first nights’ accommodation in a first class hotel are included and you will be met at either Cairo or Luxor airport by an American Express representative and then transferred you to your hotel for bed and breakfast.
Day 2 – Tuesday Start Safari
If you are flying into Aswan from Cairo arrange for your flight arrival time in Aswan to be no later than 8.30 or 9.30am to avoid missing valuable fishing time.
1) If you are coming to Aswan from Luxor we will help you arrange the short road transfer between Luxor and Aswan.
2) On arrival in Aswan an African Angler tour coordinator will meet you and transfer you directly to the safari start point on Lake Nasser.
Day 3 – Wednesday to Day 7 Sunday Fishing Safari
The next 6 days (13 days if you have decided to come on a two week safari) are spent fishing on Lake Nasser. You can make use of your fishing boat for 8/9 hours per day; you should find this enough because combined with shore fishing close to the camp you will be able to fish from dawn to dusk. At night, bait can be put out for catfish, which means you can fish for 24 hours…. if you have the energy? All meals and hot beverages are included whilst on Safari.
Day 7 – Sunday Safari ends
The safari ends at approximately 4.30pm when we will transfer you from the lake to any location in Aswan for your onward travel arrangements. Depending on your international flight you will spend the Sunday night in a first class hotel in Aswan, Luxor or Cairo.
Day 8 – Monday Farewell to Egypt
Transfer to Cairo or Luxor airport to connect with your flight home
Live Aboard Fishing Boats
There are options for the style of fishing boat unit you can charter for the Lake Nasser Safari. In each case you share a mother ship for night stops, your meals and resting up with a cold beer. For more detailed information click on Safari Boats & Guides in the panel below.
Fishing Boats: Most anglers choose the option of chartering fishing boats which can comfortably accommodate up to three anglers; the ideal fishing combination is two anglers sharing one fishing boat.
House Boat & Fishing Boat Combo: Having two boats is the ideal way to include your family on a fishing holiday, while they explore the lake in a comfortable house boat, you can go fishing. This combo also works well for small groups of friends; the more of you who share a house boat the less expensive the safari becomes for each person. A house boat sleeps four comfortably in two cabins but can also accommodate up to six persons if two sleep on the sun deck and enjoy the unique experience of sleeping under the desert stars. The house boat has a small galley and there are also on board toilet and shower facilities.
House Boat & Stealth Boat Combo: Having two boats is the ideal way to include your family on a fishing holiday, while they explore the lake in a comfortable house boat; you can go fishing in a stealth boat with your fishing guide. This combo also works well for small groups of friends; the more of you who share a house boat the less expensive the safari becomes for each person. A house boat sleeps four comfortably in two cabins but can also accommodate up to six persons if two sleep on the sun deck and enjoy the unique experience of sleeping under the desert stars. The house boat has a small galley and there are also on board toilet and shower facilities. For more details about our guides and boats refer to Safari Boats & Guides
Flights to Egypt and the internal flights within Egypt are not included in the price. Flights to Egypt are not expensive; prices vary so it’s worth doing some research. Refer to Getting Ready & Arrival in Egypt for recommended contacts to assist you with finding a suitable flight.
On some months of the year we operate only two departures but if four or more people book together they can come on a Lake Nasser Fly Fishing Safari on any Monday of the year. You can also come for two consecutive weeks; the cost of a second week is discounted by 10%.
Solo Anglers 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.
Father & Son Discount: This has been popular with Dad’s who would like to take their son (or daughter) on a fishing adventure. To qualify for a discount the child’s age must be under 21 years of age. The child or children sharing a boat with Dad each gets a 20% discount from the selected safari price. The Father pays the full amount under the price band for 2 anglers sharing a fishing boat.
Organizer: If you have a group of six or more adults coming on the same safari the ‘organizer’ who is the 6th person gets a 20% discount off the cost of their safari.