River Nile countries crossed, holidays and cruises in Africa

nile river
nile river

Useful information about the River Nile, which states are crossed by this long waterway African, history, holidays and cruises to discover ancient civilizations.

River Nile

The Nile River is one of the longest rivers in the world with its 6650 km. The term Nile, derived from greek, means river valley. The two major tributaries of the Nile are the White Nile and the Blue Nile, the first of which is the longest and the second brings a greater volume of water and the famous slime which fertilizes the land located along the banks of this river north African. The White Nile, which rises in the Great Lakes region in Central Africa, and the Blue Nile, which originates in Lake Tana in Ethiopia, flowing both Northbound join near Khartoum, capital of Sudan, and give rise the Nile River that goes then it flows into the Mediterranean Sea.

Countries along the River Nile

The Nile crosses the African countries of Burundi, Tanzania, Rwanda, Sudan, Uganda and Egypt. In addition to the White Nile and the Blue Nile, major Nile tributary is the Atbara River.

History of the Nile River Egypt

The Nile has always played an important role in the formation of the Egyptian civilization.
It has always been an inexhaustible source of supply for the people living along its banks, thanks to the layer of silt deposited on the ground after the regular annual floods that make fertile lands and suitable for the cultivation. In addition we should remember the introduction in this area, in the seventh century BC by the Persians, of the Buffaloes and Camels.

Holiday cruises on the Nile

Cruises on Nilo along its long course aboard boats features including Dahabeya. The Dahabeya, that in Arabic means “golden boat”, a kind of painted ship used since the time of the pharaohs. Today there are beautiful reproductions of this type of boat, equipped with every luxury and used for Nile cruises dedicated to tourists who likes to take part to trip back in time among the glories of ancient Egypt.