Egypt's Natural Treasure

Desert Bedouin co-existing with nature… timeless as the desert itself

Lake Nasser Small Boat Safari

If you enjoy nature and the out of doors then here is a chance to experience a totally unique open-air adventure which is also ideal for families. Come on a small boat safari to explore Lake Nasser’s magnificent desert landscapes and biodiversity in your own private live aboard boat supported by a well-appointed mother ship and safari crew who will take good care of you on an African style boat safari; an experience which cannot be underestimated.

There is a lot to see and do, in many ways it’s like visiting a game park where you explore in your own live aboard boat, viewing spectacular scenery and wild life, go for walks in a desert environment or meet the desert nomads. At the same time enjoying the experience of a traditional safari waited on ‘hand & foot’ by an experienced team of Nubian safari staff and guides. Our most popular safari is the cruise between Aswan and Abu Simbel visiting the Temples of Abu Simbel.
The lake supports an impressive variety of birds, mammals, and reptiles. Over 100 species of birds have been recorded and the area is an important staging point for migrant and over-wintering birds. This bird population is followed by their predators; Nile crocodiles and monitor lizards and other species of wildlife include Dorcas gazelle, jackals, desert fox, and various other desert mammals also inhabit the shoreline and islands. Transient peasant fishermen fish the lake using traditional rowing boats; there is no modern commercial fishing on the lake. The residents are Desert Bedouin camel and sheep herdsmen who graze their flocks on the sparse vegetation growing on the shoreline.

A small Boat Safari is similar to the old African ‘Hemmingway’ style where 4X4 vehicles are used for game viewing, while large support trucks, carrying the equipment and safari staff, went on ahead to set up luxury camps. Our safaris are similar except we use live aboard boats instead of land vehicles; a more worthwhile adventure than sailing down the middle of the lake in a huge cruise ship. To find out how a Small Boat Safari work please refer to Safari Boats & Crew

Our objective is to offer affordable first class holidays personalized to small groups of individuals and families who would like a break from crowded tourist sites and experience Egypt from a different perspective” Tim Baily: Founder of African Angler Pty Ltd.

Abu Simbel Safari (4 nights 5 days) 
Our most popular small boat safari is the cruise between Aswan and Abu Simbel. A highlight is visiting the Temples of Abu Simbel where four immense statues of Ramses II address the lake, designed as a show of strength, an awesome sentinel watching over boats sailing into the Pharaoh’s lands. This is a much more rewarding adventure than to travel down the middle of the lake in a huge cruise ship. The Abu Simbel Safari is for 5 days & 4 nights if you prefer a shorter safari then you can come on a……

Desert Lake Safari (2 days upward) 
If you are limited for time you can include a short Desert Lake Safari into your holiday itinerary for Egypt, with a variety of options you have plenty of flexibility to choose how long you stay on the Lake. On these safaris you share the facilities of a Mother Ship with other guests.

Private Safari 
You can charter one or more live aboard boats supported by a Mother Ship for your own private use. This safari offers a degree of independence which many people prefer and is perfect for a small group of friends or a family who would like to set out and explore the lake, at their own pace, on an outdoor adventure which has few equals anywhere. Start or end on any day of the year and stay for as long as required.

Family:    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 will get a 20% discount off the same price band.
Organizer:    f 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.

From a young traveller:
“Dear Tim,
Just wanted to say thank you, we had a very, very nice trip. My dad thinks the same! We loved our guide and everybody was so friendly and of course, the excellent food! You should make more publicity for this, the cook was amazing!”
Best regard
Sophia Schröder