Discover Lake Nasser, source of life and power
One of the largest man-made lakes in the World, beautiful Lake Nasser is home to an abundance of birds, mammals and reptiles. Float away with us on a Lake Nasser cruise. You’ll experience this unique habitat and gain an unrivalled insight into the life that ebbs and flows through this vast reservoir.
Over 483 kilometres long and reaching a depth of 600 feet, the lake was created in the 1960s when the world-famous High Dam was built. Together with the old Aswan Dam, it provides irrigation and electricity for the whole of Egypt. Part of the area the lake covers today was once the site of the temples of Abu Simbel, built during the reign of Ramesses II (c. 1,279-1,213BC). The temple was relocated, but other sites of historical significance were submerged. Today, the lake is one of the best fishing sites in Egypt and home to 32 species of fish. Whilst rich in aquatic life, Lake Nasser is geographically remote and the area sparsely populated.
On your Lake Nasser adventure you’ll enjoy a rich spectacle of life as it flows past your cabin window. See wild duck, Egyptian geese, pelican, heron, egret and various species of hawk, kite, falcon and eagle, not to mention Nile River crocodile. From your floating vantage point, you may also catch sight of the peasant fishermen and Bedouin camel and sheep herdsmen who are occasionally seen grazing their flocks on the scant vegetation at the water’s edge.