Aswan & Lake Nasser
'Here the Nile is particularly majestic; sunset is a sight to behold when the river appears like molten larva
flowing gently around Kitchener's Island'
Aswan is the town visitors to Egypt remember most and rarely does anyone fail to enjoy its subtle delights. Although
lacking much of the ancient splendor to be seen elsewhere, many of Aswan's monuments have been saved from the rising waters
of the High Dam, itself a testament to modern man. Take a felucca ride and enjoy the nearby islands, in particular Kitchener
Island, from where Lord Kitchener planned the Sudan campaign and later created a fine botanical garden with many rare species
of plants and shrubs. Afterwards, head for the terrace bar at the Old Cataract and enjoy a slow gin and tonic whilst the sun
slips down behind the far horizon and a refreshing breeze wafts the evening air.
of Isis, Philae - built during the Ptolemaic period, this romantic temple is situated on an island between the Old and New
Aswan dams and is reached by a short motor boat ride. Dedicated to the goddess Isis, a great part of the temple still remains
and contains many interesting reliefs.