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Named after the Egyptian President who started the process, Lake Nasser is a result of the construction of the Aswan High Dam which effectively modernised Egypt, doubling its electic supply and significantly increasing the amount of agricultural land. Between 1958 and 1970, the Nile River was dammed, causing much controversy, and forming Lake Nasser (83% of which is in Egypt, the rest lying in Sudan and called Lake Nubia). The lake is 340 miles (550 km) long, and 22 miles (35 km) across at its widest point.

The lake covers the entire area which once housed Nubain villages containing hundreds of thousands of people. They were relocated to new areas and the Sudanese port and railway town of Wadi Halfa rebuilt. Today ferries cross the lake from Aswan to Wadi Halfa and this is the only connection between the two countries: there is no paved road link. The alternative is to fly. The lake is popular for Nile perch fishing and boating.

Practical Info

Lake Nasser stretches south from the Aswan High Dam. The best way to see it is by boat, perhaps travelling over a few days from Aswan to Abu Simbel. Alternately hire a felucca boat and sail the traditional way. 

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Private Tour: Abu Simbel Flight and Tour from Aswan

4.5 star rating: Recommended 23 Reviews

Fast track your journey and take the quick route to see the magnificent temples of Abu Simbel on an air tour from Aswan. With a qualified Egyptologist as your ...  Read more

Location: Aswan, Egypt
Duration: 4 - 5 hours

From USD $370.00

Private Tour: Abu Simbel by Minibus from Aswan

4 star rating: Recommended 43 Reviews

See the magnificent temples of Abu Simbel on a minibus tour from Aswan. With a qualified Egyptologist as your guide, you'll enjoy a personalized visit to Abu ...  Read more

Location: Aswan, Egypt
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $110.00

Private Tour: Philae Temple, Aswan High Dam and Unfinished Obelisk

4 star rating: Recommended 11 Reviews

Take a private tour to explore three of Aswan most popular and well known sites. Walk on the High Dam which separates Lake Nasser from the Nile, be astounded ...  Read more

Location: Aswan, Egypt
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $58.00

Private Tour: Kalabsha Temple on Lake Nasser

On the banks of Lake Nasser lies Kalabsha Temple, an often overlooked jewel of Aswan. Your Egyptologist guide is waiting to take you on a private tour to the ...  Read more

Location: Aswan, Egypt
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $34.00

Private Tour: The Nubia Museum

3 star rating: Worth doing 4 Reviews

The Nubia Museum is considered to be one of the most important Egyptian museums. Featuring exhibits and artifacts from the surrounding sites such as the High ...  Read more

Location: Aswan, Egypt
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

From USD $32.00

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