A boat on the sparkling blue water of Lake Nasser

Lake Nasser Sailing Trips

About Lake Nasser

One of the largest man-made lakes in the world, Lake Nasser was constructed as a by-product of the Aswan High Dam. Stretching out over thousands of kilometres, this beautiful expanse of water has gained popularity as more and more travellers opt to visit its sparkling waters in search of some light sailing or a bit of sport fishing. Surrounding the lake are a number of different landscapes from desert to rugged rocks and cliff to clean sandy beaches, making this area as diverse as it is beautiful.

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Fly fishing is a huge draw for many travellers as the lake is home to some of the best freshwater fishing in the world. Species that are regularly caught include tilapia, Nile perch and tiger fish. There are also numerous species of birds that circle up above such as pelicans, herons, kites and eagles. With this abundance of wildlife, nature lovers will never have a dull moment as they journey along or around the lake. They might even catch a glimpse of a monitor lizard or a crocodile as well.

The best way to enjoy the lake and everything it has to offer is to take a boat trip along its watery roads. Most tours will stop at some Egypt's less well-known sites and temples as well as the magnificent Abu Simbel temples and the Temple of Isis at Philae. There might also be a chance to attend a sound and light show, an educational experience on offer at most of the major temples throughout Egypt. Top all of that off with the sight of the sunset reflecting off of the glistening water and you have one of the country's best lake-based holiday destinations.

Lake Nasser Tours

Here are some popular itineraries that include a visit to Lake Nasser

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Lake Nasser Hotels

If you are planning a Lake Nasser holiday, have a look at some of the accommodation that we recommend. 'Our Rating' indicates how we feel each property rates according to normal Western hotel standards. 'Local Rating' indicates how the property is categorised/rated locally:

M.S Kasr Ibrim Lake Nasser

Our Category: Deluxe   |   Regional Category: 5 star cruise boat

The M.S. Kasr Ibrim is a grand, art deco style cruise boat with spacious cabins and an indulgent level of luxury. Aboard the boat is a restaurant, serving up gourmet food throughout the day as well as a lounge and bar area and plenty of space for wandering around and stretching your legs. There are also a swimming pool lined with deck chairs and a sundeck for catching some of those blissful Egyptian rays of sunshine. Sailings days are Saturdays(either from Abu Simbel or from Aswan).

M.S. Eugenie Lake Nasser

Our Category: Deluxe   |   Regional Category: 5 Star Deluxe Cruise

Named after Empress Eugenie of France who attended the grand opening of the Suez Canal in 1869, the M.S. Eugenie evokes the proud history of Egypt's recent past. The boat was built in 1993 in the style of a turn-of-the-century Nile steamship with wood panel cabins featuring private balconies and en suite bathrooms. The 110 cabins and suites are spread out across three decks with an additional sun deck featuring a swimming pool and a final deck home to the bar and lounge. Sailing days are Mondays from Abu Simbel and Fridays from Aswan.

M.S. Nubian Sea Lake Nasser

Our Category: Deluxe   |   Regional Category: 5 star cruise boat

The M.S. Nubian Sea is a comfortable and modern cruise boat with a friendly atmosphere. Rooms are spacious and stylish and will immediately make you feel right at home. During the cruise the boat will stop at a number of different sites including Abu Simbel and Wadi El Seboua. Whilst on the boat, guests can indulge in some relaxation on the sun deck or take a dip in the refreshing water of the pool. In the evenings, sumptuous meals are served at the restaurant.

M/S Jaz Omar El Khayam Lake Nasser

Our Category: Lavish   |   Regional Category: 5 Star Deluxe Cruise

The M/S Jaz Omar El Khjayam is a luxurious cruise boat and one of the most modern vessels in the Travco fleet. The ship is built over six levels with a large sun deck with swimming pool and pool bar, a health club, jacuzzi and gift shop. The spacious main and upper deck cabins have large panoramic windows, which open onto a balcony for superb views of the river. For those seeking for the ultimate in luxury boat travel, look no further.

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