Desert Lake Safari
Insight into the largest and driest desert on our planet

If you are limited for time, then include a short small boat safari into your itinerary for Egypt for a relaxing break from the hustle and bustle of crowded tourist sites to experience the natural side of Egypt.

Explore this picturesque desert lake in your own private live aboard boat to get 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: Safari Boats & Crew                                      PDF file with Itinerary & Cost

How a Small Boat Safari Works

Explore the lake in your own private live aboard boat then at lunch time and in the evening meet up with a well-appointed mother ship for meals and drinks in comfortable social surroundings.

Mother Ships. Our concept of having an independent unit taking care of catering and recreation is unique on Lake Nasser. With cruise ships everything is cramped together in one unit with little privacy. Cruise ships, big or small, are too cumbersome to get close to wild life and manoeuvre in shallower water where all the action is. Our live aboard boats are perfect for getting a close-up experience of this magnificent desert lake.

Camps are located on sandy beaches where it is safe to swim in the lakes clean fresh water. There are plenty of opportunities to walk along the desert shore; in some places the water has washed away the top soil to reveal plant and animal fossils of bygone eras. Also, stone age rock drawings and more "modern" Hieroglyphics carved by ancient Egyptians during their trading expeditions can be found.

During the two annual bird migrations between Africa and the northern hemisphere you will be amazed by the millions of birds passing through this desert lake.

The weather is always sunny; most areas have not seen any rain for five or more years. Spectacular sunsets are followed by a dazzling night sky full of brilliantly bright stars; no light pollution from cities a phenomenon few people have experienced.

"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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