There is no better way to trace the course of Egyptian history than to follow the course of the Nile. The river Nile has been Egypt’s life vain for centuries, fertilizing the narrow strip of land along its banks with a deposit of silt after each annual inundation. Along its length, Pharaohs and Nobles, have all built monuments and tombs to praise this sacred river providing them with wealth & richness. Egyptians have always associated the River Nile with life, fertility and development. It has always been their source of prosperity, and was the main factor in building their great civilization. It is from the River Nile that Egyptians draw their friendly character. They have gained generosity, sincerity and fidelity from its flow, flood and purity. Many songs are dedicated to the River Nile. And in ancient times, Egyptians made sacrifices for its sake and transmitted its legends through successive generations.
The river Nile is considered to be the longest river in the world as it flows for 6690km, starting from the Great African lakes to the Mediterranean Sea. On its journey it passes through nine different countries starting from Tanzania and ending with Egypt.
Cairo, Luxor, Aswan & Abu Simbel are among the most famous touristic cities located on the banks of the great river. From the deck of a modern Nile cruise ship or a lake Nasser vessel, you can experience and witness the glory of the Nile.
The earliest riverboats were made of papyrus stalks bound together. They were very light and could be carried easily. These boats were used by fishermen in their daily work. Later, boats were made of wood, and carried a single mast and a large square sail. Papyrus ropes were used for the rigging.
Today, ships are built according to the measures & specifications of international safety bureaus, providing all aspects of luxury & comfort.
Egyptians believe that if you ever visit Egypt and drink water from the Nile even once, you will be sure to come back.