Lake Nasser Experience — Tim Baily’s Small Boat Safari

Screen Shot 2016-01-28 at 11.03.49 AM

Egypt’s Natural Treasure

Desert Bedouin co-existing with nature… timeless as the desert itself

New Website! Lake Nasser Experience

African Angler Website

* These boat trips help support a loyal Nubian staff who rely on this work for their livelihood as well as their families; many have been with the company for more than 15 years!


Lake Nasser Small Boat Safari

If you enjoy nature and the out of doors then here is a chance to experience a totally unique open-air adventure which is also ideal for families. Come on a small boat safari to explore Lake Nasser’s magnificent desert landscapes and biodiversity in your own private live aboard boat supported by a well-appointed mother ship and safari crew who will take good care of you on an African style boat safari; an experience which cannot be underestimated.


There is a lot to see and do, in many ways it’s like visiting a game park where you explore in your own live aboard boat, viewing spectacular scenery and wild life, go for walks in a desert environment or meet the desert nomads. At the same time enjoying the experience of a traditional safari waited on ‘hand & foot’ by an experienced team of Nubian safari staff and guides. Our most popular safari is the cruise between Aswan and Abu Simbel visiting the Temples of Abu Simbel.


The lake supports an impressive variety of birds, mammals, and reptiles. Over 100 species of birds have been recorded and the area is an important staging point for migrant and over-wintering birds. This bird population is followed by their predators; Nile crocodiles and monitor lizards and other species of wildlife include Dorcas gazelle, jackals, desert fox, and various other desert mammals also inhabit the shoreline and islands. Transient peasant fishermen fish the lake using traditional rowing boats; there is no modern commercial fishing on the lake. The residents are Desert Bedouin camel and sheep herdsmen who graze their flocks on the sparse vegetation growing on the shoreline.


A small Boat Safari is similar to the old African ‘Hemmingway’ style where 4X4 vehicles are used for game viewing, while large support trucks, carrying the equipment and safari staff, went on ahead to set up luxury camps. Our safaris are similar except we use live aboard boats instead of land vehicles; a more worthwhile adventure than sailing down the middle of the lake in a huge cruise ship. To find out how a Small Boat Safari work please refer to Safari Boats & Crew

Our objective is to offer affordable first class holidays personalized to small groups of individuals and families who would like a break from crowded tourist sites and experience Egypt from a different perspective” Tim Baily: Founder of African Angler Pty Ltd.

Visit for details about safari boat offers, reservations, and details!


Family:    Adults pay the full amount under the price band of the number of family members travelling together and each child who is 20 years old or younger will get a 20% discount off the same price band.
Organizer:    If you have a group of six or more adults coming on the same safari the ‘organizer’ who is the 6th person gets a 20% discount off the cost of their safari.


In 1993 Tim Baily, the founder of African Angler, had the privilege of being the first to pioneer small boat safaris on Lake Nasser. Both Tim and Peter Baily were born and raised in Kenya, and have been involved in the safari business for most of their lives which has brought the atmosphere of traditional African “Hemingway” style safaris to Lake Nasser combined with old style hospitality and attention to service.

For the past 20 years we have been operating sport fishing safaris targeting and releasing one of the biggest fresh water fish in the world – the legendary Nile perch. Our fishing safaris are ‘second to none’ and most anglers who come for the first time will catch the largest ‘wild’ fresh water fish of their life and have an angling adventure they will never forget.

Using the experience gained by our safari teams and guides, we have also introduced ecology related holidays to this picturesque desert lake.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s