The river Nile, in the main crosses through the desert to give life to the most arid and inhospitable areas of Africa, and giving rise to many settlements.
The Nile has had a notable influence in the life of civilisations which were built along its course throughout history. When the waters didn't rise as expected, this was seen in a poor harvest, but when the river rose too much, the towns along its banks were devastated.
The problems caused to the inhabitants of the valley were finally put to an end in 1970, with the stability which the construction of the Aswan Dam brought.
Following the Course of the Nile
A source of life throughout history, the Nile is also home to many species, including more than 120 kinds of fish and various reptiles, including the famous Nile crocodile, plus the multitude of birds which fly over the river in search of food.
No trip to Egypt would be complete without a cruise on the Nile. This highlight offers you the opportunity to relax, and enjoy the spectacular history of the country as you pass by places such as Philae, Luxor, Karnak and Hatshepsut temples, Edfu, Kom Ombo, Aswan and Abu Simbel.
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