Aswan: Nubia and the Nile
Aswan is one of the hottest and driest cities of Egypt, a border city with Sudan and home to the Aswan High Dam. The high dam was built between the 1960-1970 and has since changed the landscape of Egypt. It has provided electricity and stopped the annual floods across Egypt.
Many tourists visit Aswan annually not only for the ancient Egyptian monuments such as Philae and Abu Simbel but also for the beauty of its landscape and cataracts. The cataracts of Aswan are a great location for birds migrating along the Nile and that may stop at these locations for food and rest.
Aswan is also home to multiple traditions of which the most famous are the Nubians. The Nubians that extend into the Sudan are divided into two tribes in Egypt the Kenoz and Fadjka, which will speak separate languages and will also have some traditions that are different. Since ancient times the Nile has supported the livelihoods of the Nubians. They have relied on the Nile in terms of food, transportation, agriculture and also in terms of spiritual connection.
What you’ll experience
The journey will take us through Aswan’s many layers and allow students to study the water situation in Egypt, from the Nile water properties and riparian geopolitics to the engineering of the high dam and its impact on the Nubians, their culture and livelihoods. The nature of Upper-Egypt will be an inexhaustible source of inspiration.
We have programs ranging from 4 to 7 days depending on your time availability. Cost varies depending on duration, group size and season.
This is a sample 5 day program for an Aswan school or university journey: Dayma Aswan 5 Day Sample program
A 7 day program includes a night aboard a boat on Lake Nasser and crocodile monitoring expedition with National Park Rangers.