Nubian Village

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Roam617055
4 contributions
Jan. 2022
We visited Nubian Villages but I was really saddened and horrified seeing that they keep crocodiles in small concrete cages. Tourists are fed a whole load of rubbish about the Nubians loving them and taking good care of their pets but when you see the reality - it's shocking. We saw huge crocs in small concrete cages, no water, no food and taunted by the guide. A living hell for these majestic creatures. Please don't support these tours to houses where they treat these animals like this.
Written 24 January 2022
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Hailstorm12
Panama City, Panama44 contributions
Jan. 2022 • Family
This tour usually involves a ride on the Nile to one or more villages. The ride alone was worth it, very peaceful, birds, stopped to look at mimosa plants, just a quiet time. We had a private boat. The villages show a different aspect of southern Egypt. It’s a village first, not designed as a tourist center so it’s not cleaned up and yes, a lot is run down. People were very friendly. We had mint tea, bread and molasses in a home. There are tourist stalls, of course, and some fun things to buy. It’s a change from ancient ruins and I’m really we went
Written 11 January 2022
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Najwa A
Amman, Jordan83 contributions
Jan. 2022 • Solo
Its am amazing place so natural, and visiting the people’s homes and entering their homes having tea or coffee and Hanna , its a unique experience. I went twice because of the view , the people, the goods they are selling..
Written 2 January 2022
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LMM1983
Pensacola, FL114 contributions
Dec. 2021
The whole thing felt a little fake. The village itself is pretty from the right view, and the boat ride over was great. But once we got there, it was pretty apparent that the whole thing is catering to tourists. Like, they keep crocodiles in their houses so tourists can hold them... for a tip, of course. They bring you a little snack... for a tip. And some tea... for a tip. I would not call this a must do, and I think there's probably better ways we could have spent our time.
Written 27 December 2021
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santpedor
Barcelona, Spain409 contributions
Dec. 2021
It's a pleasant boat ride to the village where we spent a couple of hours wandering around. The most interesting part of the trip was a visit to the local school where we were told about the Nubian and Arabic languages. I found this fascinating.
The village is also notable for being extremly colourful and we got some very good photos of the local people and their houses.
Written 26 December 2021
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njoy_travelling
San Diego, CA71 contributions
Dec. 2021
We did the Nubian village tour from Aswan. They take you in a motor boat for a while on the Nile, to a village where you get to experience real Nubian lifestyle. We felt the whole place was very touristy and staged. The Nubians are great people with rich heritage, but we felt this whole show was not their natural living. We were just part of a drama to impress tourists. Go if you have a free afternoon in Aswan. Otherwise, it's okay to skip this activity.
Written 26 December 2021
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Karim R
Cairo, Egypt121 contributions
Dec. 2021 • Couples
It’s a market worth visiting
It’s a boat ride
Try to aim just before sunset it’s a lovely view , cooler weather and the market seems more vibrant

It’s Commecial ofcourse , you get hassled but it’s subtle , every shop wants the business ,especially after Corona times . Despite that the people are very friendly and hospitable. Very colorful building, murals , decorations . Lovely spices , cloths, ornaments
There are a few cafes / restaurants
You literally can’t walk through houses and rooftops and it’s seems normal , it’s better to have a guide with yiu to get the full experience
Definitely a place to come back to
Written 10 December 2021
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Patrick
Geneva, Switzerland70 contributions
Nov. 2021
It's a big commercial area, more like a market but still, it's worth visiting if you have some hours left and don't know what to do. If you don't want to buy garments, statues and other tourist objects, you can buy some dates which are delicious. I bought 2 KG of them to bring home.
Written 5 December 2021
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Bill B
Pueblo, CO1,111 contributions
Dec. 2021 • Couples
This is an experiential visit to better understand the impact of the Aswan dam on the Nubian people and culture. We visited not only the village but had the opportunity to spend sometime at a local residence and speak with several members of their family. A great way to understand exactly how they live day-to-day. Obviously lots of opportunity to buy both locally made products but also the tourist products. We were served the Nubian bread called kabed. The baker mixes corn flour, sometimes adding yeast, with water, spreads the dough onto a mud hearth, and bakes it until the edges become crisp. The resulting bread is eaten for desert with honey and milk, or as part of a main course. A truly incredible experience.
Written 4 December 2021
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Alan J
Chandler’s Ford, UK161 contributions
Nov. 2021
While visiting this site I had the continuous feeling of fakery, OK the village existed before the tourist and there are the remains of original life but tourism has overtaken this. Is this a good visit, it will depend on your views as to who is being exploited.
Written 27 November 2021
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