Wonders of the Nile River

The Nile River is an international river that flows through 11 countries that include Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania, Uganda, DRC, Kenya, Ethiopia, Eritrea, S. Sudan, Sudan and Egypt, reaching a collective 4,258 miles (6,853 km) making it Statistically speaking, the longest river in the world. This international river flows northward across much of the Sahara Desert and finishes the northward flow into the delta that pours into the Mediterranean Sea. There are two major tributaries, the White Nile which is considered the primary source starting at an elevation of 8,858 feet (2,700 m) and Blue Nile which falls in Ethiopia and Murchison Falls in Uganda.

The best time to take a Nile Cruise in Egypt is during the months of October through April. The temperatures during these months is more bearable. The Nile is not known for wildlife, but it is renowned for the Nile Crocodile. The Nile Crocodile is the largest crocodile in Africa and one of the largest in the world. The Nile Crocodile can reach a length of 20 feet and weigh up to 1,500 pounds.

A cruise down the Egyptian Nile, ideally on a romantic felucca rather than a crowded tourist boat, reveals relics of one of the world’s most ancient civilizations. The high-point is the Valley of the Kings, with its monumental statues, and the magnificent Kom Ombo Temple, north of Aswan on the east bank.

More info at www.gotoegypt.org

 

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