Set out on an outdoor adventure which has few equals anywhere
For the past 20+ years, boat safaris have been operating on Lake Nasser offering sport fishing, with the targeted catch and release of one of the world’s largest fresh water fish, the legendary Nile perch.
Taking advantage of their unparalleled experience of this stunning desert lake, our friends at ‘African Anglers’ introduced eco related tourism to Lake Nasser, developing a whole host of boat safari options for the adventure and nature seeking traveller.
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.
With an atmosphere of a traditional African safari, old fashioned hospitality and top notch attention to service, visitors are offered the chance to experience the unique wilderness and stunning desert scenery with the Lake Nasser Experience.
Similar to the old African ‘Hemmingway’ style where 4X4 vehicles are used for game viewing while large support trucks go on ahead to set up luxury camps, all the Lake Nasser safari’s use well appointed live aboard or fishing boats with the support of a ‘mother ship’ to carry provisions and safari crew.
There is a lot to see and do, in many ways it’s like visiting a game park where you can explore in your own, view spectacular scenery and wild life, go for walks in a desert environment, fish or meet the desert nomads. At the same time you can enjoy the experience of a traditional safari being waited on ‘hand & foot’ by an experienced team of Nubian safari staff and guides.
So spend the day fishing and exploring this huge desert lake with one of the Fishing Safari options or experience everything an Eco Safari has to offer and explore the lake and surrounds… all from the comfort of your own live aboard boat.
For meals and in the evening, join the social atmosphere of the mother ship where you can have sundowners as you watch spectacular desert sunsets followed by a night sky full of brilliantly bright stars; there is no light pollution from cities, a natural phenomenon few people have experienced.
The most popular safari is the Abu Simbel Safari where you not only have an amazing adventure exploring the wilderness of our spectacular Desert Lake but you also get to visit one of the world’s most famous ancient monuments the Temples of Abu Simbel. Carved out of solid rock four immense statues of Ramses II address the lake, designed as a show of strength, an awesome sentinel watching over any boats sailing into the Pharaoh’s lands.
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.
Alternatively, you can charter one or more live aboard boats supported by a Mother Ship for your own private use and come on a Private Nubian Safari which can start or end on any day of the year and last for as long as is required. 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.
In the 1960’s a massive dam was built on the Nile at Aswan and the resulting lake flooded over 6,200 sq. km. of southern Egypt creating one of the world’s largest manmade lakes; a vast body of fresh water in the middle of the largest and driest desert on our planet.
The lake is blessed with vast areas of natural beauty, shorelines with a diversity of desert landscapes, from hilly and rugged to sandy with dunes cascading into the lake forming beautiful freshwater beaches.
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. The residents are Desert Bedouin camel and sheep herdsmen who graze their flocks on the sparse vegetation growing on the shoreline.