The Nile River

About the Nile River

Did you know that Egypt has the longest river in the world? Yes, the Nile River!

Many people ask the question, “Where is the Nile river?” However, the answer to that question comes in more than one piece. It runs for approximately 6,650 km (4,130 miles) long as it passes through nine countries where the river starts to flow from mountains in Southern Africa. The Nile River makes its way up North to its tenth (and final) country, Egypt where it eventually reaches the Mediterranean Sea. Yes, the Nile River flows from the South to the North. The longest part of the Nile River exists across Egypt.

The Nile Cruise

When you are on a Nile cruise, it’s all about the view. Streaming the Nile River is one of the most delightful experiences one can enjoy in Egypt. I have been on one myself, twice. You can book a cruise for 3-7 nights. These cruises usually sail from Cairo to Aswan, Luxor to Aswan, and from Aswan to Luxor leaving tourists to visit numerous Ancient Egyptian Temples.

Nile cruises are very similar to ordinary land-based hotels. There are restaurants, swimming pools, fitness rooms, gifts shops, and small libraries. The picture below shows the Nile River from inside a restaurant which is one floor above sea level.

 

Restaurant view of the Nile river -Photo courtesy of: Mohammad

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here is another view from the upper deck on the cruise. As you can see, for a February, the weather is quite moderate in a peaceful setting.

Nile river Cruise deck view -Photo courtesy of: Mohammad

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you have been on a Nile Cruise before please share your experience by leaving a comment below. If you haven’t you can check out Tour Egypt’s Nile Cruise packages and make it an unforgettable memory to share with friends and family.

 

To learn more about the Nile river, visit us at: http://www.touregypt.net/egypt-info/magazine-mag05012001-magf4a.htm

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