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Animalia

Elephantine island | In the Middle of Agricultural Area Beside the Prep School of the Village, Aswan, Egypt
+20 100 300 5672
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Interesting Little Place!

We went to the Animalia during our last day in Aswan. It was a small house located on the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mansun95
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Hong Kong, China
Interesting museum

We were super interested in going here and it was not that easy to find. When we arrived at the... read more

Reviewed 13 July 2017
Gabasaurus
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Center of information about life in nubia(nature and culture)it is an ethno-biological museum which consists of three parts1-traditional nubian house 2- museum shows fauna in nubia(Animals,reptiles,birds,fish,insects all stuffed)rocks and stones.3-the roof terrace where drinks,lunch,quick meals are served.also lectures about nubia ,the nile and elephantine are given over looking the gardens.Animalia also organise birdwatching tour in the nile held by professional guides MOHAMMED SOBHY and his Daughter Fatma.
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Elephantine island | In the Middle of Agricultural Area Beside the Prep School of the Village, Aswan, Egypt
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+20 100 300 5672
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to the Animalia during our last day in Aswan. It was a small house located on the Elephantine Island. Thanks to the introduction from Mohammed, the host of this house, you can get a good understanding about the life and culture of the...More

Thank Mansun95
Reviewed 13 July 2017

We were super interested in going here and it was not that easy to find. When we arrived at the museum, which is really just a house, everything was locked and it took a lot of banging and trying to see if someone was home...More

1  Thank Gabasaurus
Reviewed 7 July 2017

While visiting Elephantine island we were introduced to Mohammed and his quaint and interesting museum. His love of history and Nubian culture is reflected in the way he informs you of the past and present. The Nubians form such an integral part of Egypt and...More

3  Thank Caroline T
Reviewed 9 June 2017

Its location in the middle of the Nile and the trees brought from far away thriving in this desert country makes it interesting

Thank Bruno F
Reviewed 23 May 2017

If you are in Aswan, this makes a nice 2-hrs break and nice place to sit on the Nile side and enjoy the peaceful climate.

Thank George K
Reviewed 1 May 2017

We have thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Animalia museum on Elephantine Island in a Nubian house. The explanations that were provided to us in excellent English, gave us real insight in the Nubian culture. It is the type of museum that even people who do...More

2  Thank RJChinner
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

Our visit to Animalia was amazing. We learned so much about the lifestyle and culture of Nubian people. You just sit down, enjoy a nice tea and listen to amazing stories. Highly recommended.

1  Thank Jerome D
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

Excellent small museum crammed with Nubian history. Animals, rocks, plants , way of life and effects of high dam all covered. We stayed for lunch on the rooftop terrace and we're shown the accomadation, which was very clean and a great price of $10USD, we...More

3  Thank zacha
Reviewed 11 March 2017

Great small museum were Muhammed the owner and your guide will explain modern Nubian history and geology of the region. It is a tiny museum that has a great operator that will give a great amount of information for your time and money. Stop by...More

3  Thank alopezbarton
Reviewed 11 February 2017

Animalia is a little gem. It's a one-person museum that covers flora, fauna, history, sociology, geology and more about Nubia. "Mr. Muhammad" as our guide calls him, is one of the warmest people we met in Egypt, and very knowledgeable. He spent about an hour...More

2  Thank JonnyDub
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deckchairChina
9 October 2016|
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Response from ANIMALIAAswan | Property representative |
Hello Dick, Animalia opens from 6 am to 8 pm every day all the week. we can organize the tour in Aswan such as: Nubian village in Elephantine or another village from your choice. we also make tours to philae temple, high dam... More
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Pam M
14 January 2015|
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Response from ANIMALIAAswan | Property representative |
Dear Pam, you are welcome in Animalia, we offer lunch in the roof for 60 EGP ( Egyptian pound) per person, ad the ticket to Animalia, is 15 EGP, per person including explanation, we offer tour to the village and to the... More
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