Unleash your inner adventure while scout around the most fascinating finds and sites of the mysterious Nile River, which is consider the longest river in the world and the only main landmark which pass through all civilizations and eras, it gets its name from the Greek word “Neilos” which meaning river valley, it is about 4000 miles long, The river penetrates Egypt from south to north and divided into two branches that pours in the Mediterranean Sea, which are the Rosetta and Damietta branches.
The Nile and its tributaries, the White Nile, and the Blue Nile run through nine countries, The length of the river from its sources in the Lake Tanganyika up to its estuary in the Mediterranean Sea 6690 kilometers and covers an area of 1.9 million square kilometers and runs in ten countries, namely Tanzania - Kenya - Zaire - Burundi - Rwanda - Ethiopia - Eritrea - Uganda - Sudan - Egypt.
The source of the Nile River is Lake Victoria, and at the northern end of this lake is a small waterfalls called Rippon Falls, The Nile River is the first major source of irrigation water in Egypt, Therefore Herodotus said that “Egypt is the gift of the Nile”, as the rain is too little in Egypt and most of its territory is desert with no other sources of water.
Because of its annual flooding, the Nile also enriched the surrounding soil with rich nutrients, making the soil very fertile, in addition feast your eyes with the most magnificent sightseeing which lies on the Banks of the Nile River, where you can feel relax on board Nile Cruises and get the chance to stare at the amazement of Karnak Temple, feel charming with Abu Simple Temple, head out to explore Kalabsha Temple, moreover more activities like Dinner and Lunch cruise over the twinkling Nile River and more to do and explore at your holiday in Egypt.
The River Nile flooded every year between June and September, The Ancient Egyptians called the river Ar or Aur, meaning black, because of the color of the sediment left after the river’s annual flood, The name of the Nile in the ancient Egyptian language is Ha - be, who often seen in the Egyptian Antiquities in two forms: first is the image of the God on one side, and the other image is on the other side, between the two sides there is a rope linking them together indicating that the Nile is linking Egypt together.