Egypt: Nile River Cruise
A 3-day Nile River cruise was included in the 9-day Egypt trip. It was a fast-paced, always-on-the go kind of cruise. During the day time we were out and about visiting one temple after another only coming home to roost at night. We cruised from Aswan to Luxor. This stretch of the Nile is popular because it is dotted with temples and scenes of natural beauty and rural life.
* World’s longest river, the Nile cuts through 11 countries and an incredible 6,650 km of Africa as it winds its way north towards the Mediterranean Sea.
* It has two main sources: Lake Victoria in Uganda, out of which flows the White Nile; and Lake Tana in the Ethiopian highlands, from which the Blue Nile emerges.
* The two rivers meet at Khartoum in Sudan. Some 320 km further north, they are joined by a single tributary, the Atbara. From here, the river flows northwards to its end without any other tributary and almost no rain adding to its waters.
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