“Our objective is to offer affordable first class holidays personalized to small groups of individuals and families who would like a change from crowded tourist sites and experience Egypt from a different perspective”
Tim Baily: Founder of African Angler Pty Ltd.
Lake Nasser is situated in the middle of the largest and driest desert on our planet; a vast body of water in a desert environment.
There is a lot to see and do, in many ways it’s like visiting a game park where you can also have lots of fun catching and releasing big fish. Lake Nasser provides an unparalleled opportunity to experience, at close quarters, the rich ecosystem, wildlife and nomadic people of a beautiful desert lake.
The area is an important staging point for millions of over wintering and migrating birds which rest up and feed on their journeys between Africa and Europe. This bird population attracts a variety of predators making up a food chain that also has an impressive variety of, mammals and reptiles.
Spectacular sunsets are followed by a dazzling night sky full of brilliantly bright stars; there is no light pollution from cities a phenomenon few people have experienced.
The lake is a magical wilderness of stunning desert scenery, with an atmosphere of tranquility, vastness and adventure offering a refreshing alternative to the crowded tourist sites of the Nile Valley.
Small Boat Safaris – how they work
An African Angler boat safari is as close to the real meaning of the word safari as you are likely to find. On a traditional African safari 4x4 vehicles are used for travelling, while support trucks carrying the equipment and safari staff go on ahead to set up camps. Our safaris are the same except we use ‘live aboard’ boats supported by well-appointed mother ships instead of land vehicles. Days are spent exploring this remarkable desert lake in your own private ‘live aboard’ boat then at lunch time and in the evening you meet up with the mother ship where meals and drinks are enjoyed in comfortable social surroundings.
Please refer to page Safari Boats & Crew in the left panel.
"These safaris are not just about angling and fishing. To sit back under a big, full sky full of stars, eating, drinking and yarning, listening to the desert sounds.... are a super experience, both exciting and relaxing simultaneously ". The late Barrie Rickards: Professor of Palaeontology and Biostratigraphy Cambridge University.
Discover Lake Nasser
Come on this safari any month of the year and stay for as long as you want which makes it easy for you to combine a boat safari with your itinerary to visit Egypt’s ancient antiquities.
Take part in the activity you are most interested in, either fishing or ecology relate safaris or both.
Refer to Discover Lake Nasser in the left panel.
Abu Simbel Safari (5 days & 4 nights)
Our most popular safari is the cruise between Aswan and Abu Simbel. Days are spent exploring the vast picturesque desert lake in your own private ‘live aboard’ boat; at lunch time and in the evening you meet up with the mother ship where meals and drinks are enjoyed in comfortable social surroundings. A highlight is visiting the Temples of Abu Simbel where four immense statues of Ramses II address the lake, designed as a show of strength, an awesome sentinel watching over boats sailing into the Pharaoh’s lands.
Refer to Abu Simbel Safari in the left panel.
Nile Perch Fishing
The lake is famous for its Nile perch, one of the world’s largest fresh water fish, and the hard fighting Tiger fish. We operate two styles of fishing safari each offering a slightly different option or, if you are just passing through Aswan and do not have enough time to come on a safari, you can come for a day fishing on any day of the year.
Most anglers who visit Lake Nasser for the first time have a chance of catching the largest fresh water fish of their life and have an angling adventure they will not forget.
Refer to Nile Perch Fishing in the top panel.
Charter a safari unit with live aboard boats supported by a mother ship for your own private use. A private safari can start or end on any day of the year and last for as long as required, offering a degree of independence which many people prefer. Perfect for a family or small group of friends who would like to set out and explore the lake, at their own pace, on a private adventure that has few equals anywhere.
Please ask us to send you details about private boat charter rates.
“The kind of hospitality shown by Tim and his guides is seldom seen these days and the atmosphere was incredibly friendly". Steve Pitts