The Nile River

Cruise the famed Nile River of Egypt to see amazing antiquities

About The Nile River

The Ancient Egyptians called the Nile Ḥ’pī or Iteru (Happy), meaning “river.”
4,258 miles in length, flowing north from the mountains of the African Gorge to a sprawling delta spilling into the Mediterranean, the Nile is one of the longest rivers in the world. In all, it flows through 11 countries: Egypt, the Republic of Sudan, South Sudan, Ethiopia, Uganda, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya, Tanzania, Eritrea, Burundi, and Rwanda.
The lifeline of civilization since the Stone Age, the Greek historian Herodotus wrote that “Egypt was the gift of the Nile.” The source of the country’s great agricultural wealth, the river was also an important part of Egyptian spiritual life, with nearly all the great cultural and historical sites of Ancient Egypt built along its riverbanks.
Given the vast distances that lie between destinations, river cruising is the best way to pack it all in. In the hands of expert guides, you’ll visit legendary sites like Abu Simbel, Luxor, the Valley of the Kings, and, of course, the Mother of Cities, Cairo, and the adjacent Great Pyramids. Traveling back in time as you journey in true Egyptian style and luxury, there’s simply no better way to immerse yourself in the treasures of the Nile.

Nile River Stats

Length: 4,258 miles
Depth: Average 26 to 36 feet
Source: White Nile, Rwanda & Blue Nile, Ethiopia
Mouth: Mediterranean Sea near Alexandria, Egypt
Locks: 3
Countries: Egypt | Sudan | South Sudan | Ethiopia | Uganda | Congo | Kenya | Tanzania | Rwanda | Burundi | Eritrea

Your Nile River Cruise Awaits!

Are you ready to start planning your Nile River Cruise Vacation Your Way? A River Cruise Artist at River Cruise Your Way is ready to be your vacation concierge. Contact us today at 1-800-259-7612 or use the form below and let us know when it is most convenient to call you, we will confirm via e-mail, and then reach out at the agreed upon time and date.