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A peaceful environment with an amazing Nubian couple

We had a 2-night stay in Animalia Appartement and I have to say that Mohammed and his wife were an... read more

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Hearing Nubian History and their habits really it was amazing especially the way of mr. mohamed... read more

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Center of information about life in nubia(nature and culture)it is an ethno-biological museum which consists of three parts1-traditional nubian house 2- museum shows fauna in nubia(Animals,reptiles,birds,fish,insects all stuffed)rocks and...more
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Elephantine island | In the Middle of Agricultural Area Beside the Prep School of the Village, Aswan, Egypt
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a 2-night stay in Animalia Appartement and I have to say that Mohammed and his wife were an extremely nice and welcoming couple. The room was really clean and comfortable. Breakfast was great and generous. The location of the appartement was easy to...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank voivenelaudrey
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hearing Nubian History and their habits really it was amazing especially the way of mr. mohamed sobhy who was talking with real passion

Date of experience: February 2019
2  Thank semsemma
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I came to Nouba and visited many musiums in Egypt..this ine was different.very informative and interesting..it is highly recommended to everyone wants to know the real nobian life

Date of experience: February 2019
2  Thank Azhar_elsaghir
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing story teller, best place to know the real nubian history and culture عم محمد صبحي افضل راوي لتاريخ النوبه و حكاياتها و تراثها الثقافي

Date of experience: February 2019
2  Thank ahmedf603
Reviewed February 6, 2019

While touring we stopped at Animalia on Elephantine - and got a very nice overview of Nubian Culture at the small quaint museum. A worthwhile detour.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank David B L
Reviewed February 6, 2019 via mobile

Mr. Mohamed is very knowledgeable, genourous and very kind and I am really proud that he represents our old civilization. I advise any one who will visit Aswan to start his/er first after the flight our train trip to visit Animalia and take a good,...More

Date of experience: January 2019
3  Thank shadya667
Reviewed February 1, 2019

First thing: the price is 40 EGP (not 20 like it says in the lonely planet which by the way, it has not been updated for the last years), the money is totally worth it. You will get a free tea included in the visit...More

Date of experience: February 2019
3  Thank BegoniaPR
Reviewed January 17, 2019 via mobile

Animalia museum represents the Nubian history and culture in a way we can't find anywhere else, the tour inside in 2 parts; outdoor and indoor as well as handcrafts in merchandise part, however, the place is absolute grace and privilege for all Egyptians and Nubians...More

Date of experience: January 2019
2  Thank nun0-o0
Reviewed January 12, 2019

The Animalia was very interesting. We received a tour through the museum, where you can see items for everyday use in the Nubian village, as well as stuffed animals that are prevalent in the area. We highly recommend this museum to anyone who wants to...More

Date of experience: January 2019
2  Thank MatthewN1711
Reviewed January 6, 2019 via mobile

It is quite difficult to get here but once you do, a local explains the African culture and the history of the island. Great guide and the price is reasonable!!

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank 370juni
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October 8, 2016|
Response from ANIMALIAAswan | Property representative |
Hello Dick, Animalia opens from 6 am to 8 pm every day all the week. we can organize the tour in Aswan such as: Nubian village in Elephantine or another village from your choice. we also make tours to philae temple, high dam... More
Pam M
January 14, 2015|
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Response from ANIMALIAAswan | Property representative |
Dear Pam, you are welcome in Animalia, we offer lunch in the roof for 60 EGP ( Egyptian pound) per person, ad the ticket to Animalia, is 15 EGP, per person including explanation, we offer tour to the village and to the... More