In 1993 the African Angler had the privilege of pioneering fishing safaris on Lake Nasser which is located on the River Nile in Southern Egypt. For the past 20 years we have been operating big game fresh water fishing safaris targeting one of the world’s largest fresh water fish the legendary Nile perch.
The Aswan High Dam was built in the 1960's and, the resulting Lake Nasser flooded over 6,200 sq. km. of the Nile Valley in southern Egypt. The fish populations of the original river system were presented with a huge lake to live in and have thrived in their new habitat, especially the Tilapia and their predators, Nile perch, Tiger fish, big Vundu and Bagrus catfish.
Lake Nasser, one of the world’s largest manmade lakes, is situated in the middle of the bigest and driest deserts on our planet. The only way to reach the fishing areas is to join a boat safari made up of fishing boats supported by a mother ship.
Most anglers who visit Lake Nasser for the first time have an excellent chance of catching the largest fresh water fish of their life and have an angling adventure they will never forget.
“Another interesting experience is shore fishing… Where else, for instance, can you work artificial lures from the shore anywhere in the world, either in fresh or salt water, and encounter fish in the 20lb to 100lb category. Nasser is quite unique in this kind of experience, believe me!”
John Wilson MBE England’s best known angling writer and TV personality
Fishing Safaris – How They Work
Boat safari units are made up of live aboard fishing boats skippered by experienced English speaking Nubian fishing guides. The live aboard fishing boats are supported by a mother ship which is manned by a safari crew who will do their best to insure you enjoy your safari. Our mother ships have a built in kitchen, dining and recreation areas, toilets and showers providing you with all the requirements for a comfortable camp.
For more details about boat safari units and fishing guides please refer to Safari Boats & Crew in the left panel.
"Egypt was the trip of a lifetime - you most certainly know how and where to push the boundaries of sport; dare I say it unrivalled in my experience. Genuinely an incredible week epic in all and every way; I cannot begin to imagine what goes on behind the scene to pull a trip like that off but it was impressive. An execution of seamless effort and on behalf of all of us on the trip I congratulate you. Thanks for what has so far been the trip of a lifetime....that is, of course, until next time!"
Stamford Galsworthy – Sipsmith Gin & Vodka – UK.
Choice of Safari
We operate two kinds of fishing safari, each offering slightly different options. Or, if you are just passing through Aswan and have a time limit you can come for a one day fishing trip.
If you would like to combine your fishing holiday with visiting some of Egypt’s incredible ancient monuments then please let us know; living in Egypt we are in a good position to offer you good advice.
Start Day: You can come on any day of the year
Duration: One day
Go To - Day Fishing in the left panel for details.
Lake Nasser Safari
Start Day: Monday
Duration: 7 Nights & 8 Days
Start: Cairo or Luxor
This safari is designed for anglers who would like to come on their own or with a friend and then join in the atmosphere of a sociable camp with other fishermen. If you would like to book a single place on one of these safaris you are welcome, we will guarantee your place and then try to find a suitable partner for you to fish with; if we are not successful you have the option of having the fishing boat for your own use.
Go To - Lake Nasser Safari in left panel for details.
Nubian Safari (Private Safari)
Start Day: Any day of the year
Duration: For as long as is required (Minimum charter two nights and three days)
Charter one or more fishing boats supported by a Mother Ship for your own private use. This safari can start or end on any day of the year and last for as long as is required which is ideal for anglers who would like to have the flexibility of deciding how long they want to stay on the lake. The Nubian Safari offers a degree of independence which many anglers prefer and is perfect for a small group of friends who would like to set out and explore the lake, at their own pace, on a private fishing adventure that has few equals anywhere.
Go To – Nubian Safari (Private Safari) in left panel for details.
"What happened next will stay with me to the end of my life. One second the lure was wobbling quietly towards me, perhaps 25 yards away. The next it was hit with unbelievable power...."
Dr. Barrie Rickards Ph.D., D.Sc. (Cambridge) "Kings of the Nile” Coarse Fishing
GETTING TO LAKE NASSER
Flights to Egypt and the internal flights within Egypt are not included in the price. Flights to Egypt are not expensive; prices vary so it’s worth doing some research. Refer to page Getting Ready & Arrival in Egypt in the left navigation panel for information to help you find a suitable flight.
You have the option of flying into either Cairo or Luxor.
Cairo: There are regular daily connecting flights between Cairo and Aswan.
Luxor: Luxor is closer to Aswan, a convenient and cost effective start point for your holiday. Luxor’s international airport has frequent charter and scheduled flight connections with the UK and most European countries. The transfer to Aswan is either by road or air; we can assist with these arrangements. If you would like to plan to arrive a few days earlier and visit some of Egypt’s famous antiquities; let us know and we will be pleased to help you with your arrangements?
This is an important topic so we have gone into detail go to Fishing Guide in the feft panel.
You may be interested in getting a copy of our book Nile Perch ‘The Ultimate Guide for Anglers’ This book is co-authored by Tim Baily who pioneered Nile Perch safaris on Lake Nasser and is a world authority on the subject of fishing for this huge predator and the late Barrie Rickards an experienced pike angler and fishing journalist who was captivated by Nile perch and Lake Nasser. For details refer to the left panel - Nile Perch Books