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Things to Do in Abu Simble

The Sound & Light Show

One of the top activities you can enjoy in this magnificent town is the Sound & Light Show in Abu Simble. This is a highlight of any visit to Abu Simbel and this fact is buttressed by the crowd of people who often throng the site to be a part of the show. The light and sound show is an immersive presentation that takes participants through some history about the temples and the King who built them. Each visitor gets a headset through which commentary in various languages are relayed individually while the images are laser projected onto the walls of the temples giving a personalized experience.

Viewers are taken through a little history about king Rameses II, his queen Nefertari, and also some of the wars that he fought and a couple of earthquakes that occurred during the period. Visitors will also learn about how the temples were moved to their present location in the 1960s. All in all, it is a thrilling and educating experience which will remain in the memories of tourists long after returning home.

Duration is about 45 minutes.

Enjoy Lake Nasser’s Stunning Views And Its Fishing Prospects

For tourists who are also fishing enthusiasts, Lake Nasser is an adventure of a lifetime being the world’s largest artificial lake with a freshwater aquatic habitat playing host to exotic fish species like Tiger Fish and the Nile Perch. Nile Perches thrive and grow well in lakes as opposed to rivers, and so fishers fishing in Lake Nasser have been known to catch Nile Perches in the 50-200ibs weight range.

Apart from Tigerfish and Nile Perch, various other types of rare and amazing fishes abound in the Lake such as two species of Tilapia, Moonfish, and the spectacular Vundu variety of the Catfish species. In addition to the fishes, there are also various species of crocodiles for your viewing pleasure at Lake Nasser, spinning, drift casting and trolling are all various fishing activities in which you can get involved on the lake.

Despite the natural beauty and interesting aquatic life at Lake Nasser, a slight drawback is the complete absence of electricity and cellular network coverage. Therefore, tourists who come unprepared for these may find themselves stranded and isolated.

Updated On March 17, 2020