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Nile River Overview

Nile River Map Location

It runs through the ten countries of Sudan, South Sudan, Burundi, Rwanda, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Tanzania, Kenya, Ethiopia, Uganda and Egypt.

Nile River in Ancient Egypt

The Nile River has huge significance in regards to Ancient Egypt. Most of Ancient Egypt’s historical sites are located along the banks of the Nile River including cities such as Luxor and Cairo. The northern section of the river flows almost entirely through desert, from Sudan into Egypt, a country whose civilization has depended on the river since ancient times.

The dam helps control these water levels. Below the Aswan High Dam, at the northern limit of Lake Nasser, the Nile resumes its historic course. Most of the population and cities of Egypt lie along those parts of the Nile valley north of Aswan, and nearly northern edge of the lake, water pours over a waterfall, known as Ripon Falls; into a narrow opening which some people believe is the beginning of the River Nile.

The River Nile is all the cultural and historical sites of Ancient Egypt are found along riverbanks.. The River Nile creates a fertile green valley across the desert. The source of the Nile is sometimes considered to be Lake Victoria, but the lake has Feeder Rivers of considerable size.

River Nile Source Map

On the formed from the White Nile, this originates at Lake Victoria and the Blue Nile, which originates at Lake Tana in Ethiopia. These rivers meet in Sudan and then go on their long journey northwards towards the sea. The Nile has long been used to transport goods along its length and the first to navigate the Nile's entire length.

Winter winds blow south, up river, so ships could sail up river, and down river using the flow of the river. Luxury cruises are the most popular way to travel on the Nile. The river can handle luxury liners and smaller luxury yachts between Aswan Dam and Luxor.

Cruise the River Nile

A luxury cruise has excellent to opulent cabin accommodations and all the amenities of a cruise ship including gourmet meals, on-board spas or swimming pools, lounges and entertainment. Many offer planned shore trips that take passengers to the more famous tombs, temples and pyramids as well as the Aswan Dam. Feluccas are low wooden dhows, traditional Mediterranean boats with picturesque lateen sails set forward in the boat and benches amidships.

Nile River Tours

  • Ms Oberoi Zahra Christmas Nile Cruise | Nile River Tours

    Ms Oberoi Zahra Christmas Nile Cruise

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  • Egypt and Kenya Tours | Nile River Tours

    Egypt and Kenya Tours

    Enjoy Egypt and Kenya Tours Packages 15 Days. Combined Egypt and Kenya Safari Tours to Cairo, Giza Pyramids, Nile Cruise & Kenya Wild Life Parks. Book Best Egypt Kenya Tours 14 Nights Escorted Tours to Egypt and Kenya to Wander The Best of The 2 Countries.

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  • Oberoi Philae Nile Cruise New Year | Nile River Tours

    Oberoi Philae Nile Cruise New Year

    Book 6 Nights MS Oberoi Philae Nile Cruise. 7 Days Nile Cruise New Year Luxor to Aswan onboard Oberoi Philae Nile Cruise 5 Star All Inclusive Xmas Nile Cruise to Wander in Luxury The Top Ancient Egyptian Tourist Attraction During Your Christmas Vacation.

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  • Cairo to Aswan Cruise | Nile River Tours

    Cairo to Aswan Cruise

    Book MS Darakum Nile River Cruise Cairo to Aswan. Long Nile Cruise Cairo to Aswan. Luxury Cairo to Aswan Cruise Itinerary Onboard Movenpick Ms Darakum Nile Cruise Ship. Give Yourself Unforgettable Journey Along the Nile Cruising Through 7,000 Years of History.

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  • Egypt, Morocco and Kenya Tours | Nile River Tours

    Egypt, Morocco and Kenya Tours

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  • Classic Egypt Honeymoon | Nile River Tours

    Classic Egypt Honeymoon

    Book Luxury Honeymoon Egypt, Nile Cruise Cairo Red Sea Holiday. Ultra Luxury Egypt Honeymoon Package at 4 Seasons Cairo Hotel, Oberoi Philae Nile Cruise & Oberoi Sahl Hashish Resort. Uncover Egypt in Luxury Honeymoon Egypt Itinerary.

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  • Aswan to Cairo Cruise | Nile River Tours

    Aswan to Cairo Cruise

    Book MS Darakum Nile River Cruise Aswan to Cairo. Long Nile Cruise Aswan to Cairo. Luxury Aswan to Cairo Cruise Itinerary Onboard Movenpick Ms Darakum Nile Cruise, One of The Largest and Luxurious River Nile Cruises Aswan to Cairo Cruise Ships with Various Activities.

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  • Luxury Honeymoon in Egypt | Nile River Tours

    Luxury Honeymoon in Egypt

    Book Luxury Honeymoon in Egypt, Luxury Vacation Pyramids and The Red Sea at Cairo 4 Seasons Hotel, Oberoi Philae Nile Cruise & Oberoi Sahl Hashish Red Sea Resort. Extraordinary Egypt Honeymoon Trip in Luxury at Best Places in Egypt For Honeymoon.

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  • Cairo to Luxor Cruise | Nile River Tours

    Cairo to Luxor Cruise

    Book Darakum Nile River Cruise Cairo to Luxor. Long Nile Cruise Cairo to Luxor. Luxury Cairo to Lxuor Cruise Itinerary Onboard Movenpick Ms Darakum Nile Cruise Boat. Give Yourself Ever Lasting Memories Sailing the Nile With Deluxe Nile River Cruise From Cairo to Luxor.

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  • Egypt and Tanzania Tours | Nile River Tours

    Egypt and Tanzania Tours

    Enjoy Egypt and Tanzania Tours 14 Days. Combined Egypt and Tanzania Safari Tours to Cairo, Giza Pyramids, Nile Cruise & Tanzania Safari Parks. Book Egypt Tanzania Tours 13 Nights to Wander Best African Attractions.

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  • Spain, Morocco and Egypt Tours | Nile River Tours

    Spain, Morocco and Egypt Tours

    Combined Spain, Morocco and Egypt Tours package to wander the major attractions in Spain and North Africa. Book 21 Days Package tours to Spain, Morocco and Egypt to Stroll Some of the World Must see sights in Amazing combined 20 nights itinerary.

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  • Cairo and Oberoi Philae Nile Cruise | Nile River Tours

    Cairo and Oberoi Philae Nile Cruise

    An awesome Easter Egypt holiday. Enjoy 8 days touring Cairo, Pyramids and Nile Cruise Sailing the River Nile onboard Oberoi Philae Nile Cruise for a memorable Egypt Easter holidays around Egypt ancient sightseeing.

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  • Cairo and Nile Cruise | Nile River Tours

    Cairo and Nile Cruise

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  • Mövenpick SS Misr Nile Steamer Cruise | Nile River Tours

    Mövenpick SS Misr Nile Steamer Cruise

    10 Days Mövenpick SS Misr Nile Cruise Holiday Packages. 9 Nights Giza Pyramids and Movenpick SS Misr Steam Ship Cruise Luxor Aswan. Book SS Misr Steamship Luxury Nile Cruise Holiday Package to Cairo and Upper Egypt Top Attractions.

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  • Turkey, Greece and Egypt Tours | Nile River Tours

    Turkey, Greece and Egypt Tours

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  • Egypt Grand Honeymoon Package | Nile River Tours

    Egypt Grand Honeymoon Package

    Book Cairo Nile Cruise Sahara Desert Package, 15 Day Cairo Tours, Honeymoon Nile Cruise Luxor Aswan and Vacation Siwa and The Western Desert. Combine Sahara Desert Safari, Luxury Nile Cruise With Classic Egypt Tours in One Honeymoon in Egypt Package.

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    Egypt Jordan and Morocco Tours

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  • Luxor to Cairo Cruise | Nile River Tours

    Luxor to Cairo Cruise

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  • Egypt Jordan Israel Tour | Nile River Tours

    Egypt Jordan Israel Tour

    Combined Egypt Jordan Jerusalem Tour. 14 Day Egypt Jordan Jerusalem Tour Package to Visit Cairo, Nile Cruise Luxor Aswan, Amman, Wadi Rum, Petra, Dead Sea & Jerusalem. Grand Package Holidays to Top Middle East Attractions.

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  • Mövenpick SS Misr Nile Cruise | Nile River Tours

    Mövenpick SS Misr Nile Cruise

    Enjoy 9 Days SS Misr Nile Steamer Cruise Package. Best Steamship Nile Cruise Luxor Aswan and Cairo Stay Tour Package. Book Movenpick SS Misr Nile Cruise to Visit Giza Pyramids Then Cruise Down the Nile Onboard Movenpick SS Misr Luxury Steam Ship Cruise.

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  • Egypt and Jordan Combined Tours | Nile River Tours

    Egypt and Jordan Combined Tours

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  • Oberoi Zahra Nile Cruise | Nile River Tours

    Oberoi Zahra Nile Cruise

    The Oberoi Zahra Nile Cruise Aswan to Luxor. Enjoy MS Oberoi Zahra Luxury Nile Cruise All Inclusive For 8 Day Cruising the Nile. Book Oberoi Zahra to Travel Down the Nile With One of Best Egypt Cruises All Inclusive. The Oberoi Zahra Luxury Nile Cruiser.

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  • Oberoi Zahra Nile River Cruise | Nile River Tours

    Oberoi Zahra Nile River Cruise

    Book Nile Cruise Luxor Aswan and Cruise Down the Nile River Onboard The Oberoi Zahra Nile Cruise, Oberoi Zahra Luxury Nile Cruise 8 Day Nile Cruises All Inclusive Package. Amazing 8-Days Nile Cruise Onboard Oberoi 5-Star Deluxe Nile River Cruises.

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    Turkey, Egypt and Dubai Tours

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    Greece and Egypt Tours

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  • Luxury Nile Cruise and Stay | Nile River Tours

    Luxury Nile Cruise and Stay

    Luxury Nile River Cruise and Stay, The Oberoi Philae River Nile Cruise and Cairo Stay, Nile Cruise and Stay Package. Book Oberoi Philae Nile Cruise and Stay to Uncover Most of Egypt Attractions in Luxury Egypt 8 Days Itinerary.

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    Sakkara Necropolis

    Sakkara is one of the most extensive archaeological sites in Egypt! It was the cemetery for Memphis, still one of the virgin archaeological sites despite that so much has already been found here ! Best known for the Step Pyramid, the oldest known of Egypt's 97 pyramids.

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    Hurghada City

    Hurghada is the jewel of the Red Sea in Egypt and one of the most important beach resorts in the land of the Nile. With a coastline that extends for more than 45 kilometers, from North to South, the city welcomes many tourists who travel to Egypt.

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    St. Anthony Monastery

    St. Antony the Great, when orphaned at the age of 18, became a hermit and thus lived to 105 years old. He lived as an Anchorite and it is said that he was tormented his entire life by flatters and temptations of the devil.

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    Dakhla Oasis, one of Egypt’s mot remote oases, it is a splendid gateway for a vacation of unlimited relaxation. Dakhla is surrounded by a wall of colorful rock formations and fertile cultivated areas scattered between sand dunes within the area, offering natural magnificent scenery.

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    Lot of people believe that Ras Mohamed does not belong to this world with its extraordinary environment and unique location. The air here is cleaner and even smells different than any other place of Egypt.

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    Located in Northern Egypt overlooking the shores of the Mediterranean, Alexandria is around 230 kilometers to the North of Cairo and simply the first and most ancient city at the beginning of the Northern Coast in Egypt.

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    El Ain El Sokhna is one of the newest touristic destinations added to the map in Egypt. It was a simple village with few local resorts. During the previous ten years, El Ain El Sokhna witnessed a huge development with the construction of the new direct route between the city and Cairo.

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    Portsaid, the courageous city, as best described Egyptians, has an extremely strategic location. Perhaps its location that made all this civilization emerge there. Situated at the entrance of the Suez Canal in the north, the Mediterranean Sea is located at its north. The city was once the only free zone commercial center of the whole country.

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  • Related to Nile River | Marsa Alam

    Marsa Alam

    Marsa Alam is one of the newest tourist destinations in Egypt. The development of the city began in 1995, experts assert that Marsa Alam would be a major city for tourism because of its wonderful beaches, warm weather, and the magical ambience.

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    The Red Sea is located to the East of Egypt with Sinai, the Suez Gulf to the West, and the Aqaba Gulf to the East, at its very top to the North. It passes by the lands of various countries including Egypt, Sudan, Eretria in Africa and Saudi Arabia, Yemen, and Jordan in Asia.

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    Penout Tomb

    Penout Tomb is located in Amada the way between Aswan and Abu Simbel. Belived to be one of rarest ancient Egypt attractions known for the outstanding inscriptions found on the walls and columns of the temples there.

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    Pharaoh Island

    Taba, in the eastern Sinai Peninsula, marks the location of the southern border crossing between Egypt and Israel. Pharaoh Island is as one of main attraction to explore in Taba. It is an island in the northern Gulf of Aqaba off the shore of Egypt eastern Sinai Peninsula.

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    Approximately 130 Km west of Alexandria on the main coast road to Mersa Matruh. El Alamein has a hot desert climate , in common with most of the Middle East & North Africa. Al Alemein War Museum is one of the best museums in Egypt.

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