Introduction to Egypt
Thousands of years of history, strong biblical links, a totally unique ancient culture and possibly the most iconic architectural structure known to man have made Egypt an epic, mysterious and alluring nation.
Secreted in the northeast corner of Africa, Egypt is boarded by the Mediterranean Sea to the North, Sudan to the South, the Red Sea to the East and Libya to the West.
The river Nile is the core of the country, its blood line, and you can follow it from the capital Cairo all the way to the awe inspiring Abu Simbel temple. Along the way you’ll see sights which really bring home the fact that Egypt is country as old and diverse as civilisation itself.
With a land mass nearly twice the size of France; Egypt boasts a diverse geography despite the fact that over 90% of the country is desert! The two largest and well known deserts in Egypt are the Arabian Desert (or Eastern Desert) and the Libyan Desert (or Western Desert). The Nile, the world’s longest river, helps support fertility across the arid planes. For the ancient Egyptians the Nile was a life source and in the thousands of years since the end of that civilisation it has remained a vital feature of the nation.
Egypt receives very little rain and is nearly always hot and sunny. Cairo, the capital city, receives just 2.5 cm of rain a year!