Unique and magical experiences in one of the largest and most stunning desert lakes on the planet
Spend the day fishing and exploring this huge desert lake in your own private live aboard house or fishing boat then, for meals and in the evening, join the social atmosphere of a well-appointed 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.
Mother Ships carry the provisions, fuel and the safari crew leaving the live aboard fishing boats free to spend the maximum amount of time on the lake fishing. They are fitted with a built-in kitchen, dining area, toilet, and shower; there is plenty of space on the upper deck to relax sunbathe or just watch the world go by. Most people are pleasantly surprised at the standard of food on safari; the style of cooking is a blend of western taste merged with Nubian cuisine, which is superb. Each of our mother ships is equipped with a satellite telephone which can be used if required.
Comfortably accommodate two anglers. They have on board sleeping facilities with two full-sized single beds and at night the cabin can be enclosed by canvas, providing a cozy sheltered sleeping area.
The bow deck and stern decks provide casting or trolling platforms and there is an all-round deck in case a quick maneouver is needed when the big fish takes a dive under the boat.
They are fitted with long-range fuel tanks, a 12v lighting system, a fish-finder, scales up to 220lb and plenty of storage space. Fishing boats do not have an on board toilet and shower but these facilities are provided for on the Mother Ship.
Are a perfect choice for families or a group of friends. Great for exploring the Lake, comfortable larger size but small enough to reach shallow areas, where you are most likely to see wild life and get close enough for that memorable photograph.
House boats are completely private; there are two cabins which sleep four people comfortably. There is a toilet & shower and a small galley for making coffee or tea and an ice box filled with cold drinks. The sun deck has a shaded area and furniture which is ideal for relaxing and sightseeing.
Are smaller than House Boats and do not have an on board toilet & shower but these are provided on the Mother Ship. These boats were designed for fishing so are ideal if you would like to try your luck for a big Nile perch or Tiger fish while on safari.
Safari boats have a cabin with two large single bunks which sleep two people comfortably; many people prefer to sleep on the top deck under the desert stars which is a unique and peaceful experience.
House & Safari Boat Combo
Chartering two boats is the ideal way to include your family, while they explore the lake in the comfortable House Boat, you can go fishing or exploring in the Safari Boat.
House Boats have two cabins which sleep four comfortably and with two comfy beds in the Safari Boat this combo can accommodates up to six people.
Safari Boats & Crew
An essential requirement for a successful safari is the crew. A lot of effort goes into selecting and training the team with most of the fishing guides and safari crew having been working on safari’s for fifteen years or more.
Safari crews are all Nubians who inhabited the Nile Valley before it was flooded by Lake Nasser. The Nubian people have a proud and rich heritage that dates back long before the Pharaohs were in control of ancient Egypt and to this day they still maintain their own distinct traditions, architecture, and their own language. There is an excellent esprit de corps amongst the Nubian staff, they are proud of the work they do and you can’t beat them for their spontaneous and genuine friendship.