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Reviewed 21 December 2023

This place is amazing when you learn the history of it. When the Aswan Dam was to be built an international effort to preserve temples that would soon be underwater came into play. What you see here was transported jigsaw fashion above the water level to be preserved.

Date of experience: November 2023
Thank Craig C
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Reviewed 18 November 2023

Stay on Elephantine island, not the mainland- it is so much nicer!
We stayed at Mostafa Jamaica House just above King Jamaica restaurant and had the best time. The food, the people, the lifestyle- perfect.

Ask for Mostafa from Nubian dreams to take you out on his felucca for a day trip (or multi day trip), you won’t be disappointed. His boat hand Nasir is also an amazing cook- some of the best food we’ve eaten our whole time in Egypt. Incredible duo.

Date of experience: November 2023
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Reviewed 14 November 2023 via mobile

My wife and I took a felucca ride around Elephantine Island in Aswan during a Nile River cruise this past December. It was a scenic ride and very relaxing.

Date of experience: December 2022
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Reviewed 13 November 2023

Stayed in Elephantine Island for 2 nights in Green Nubian House. This facility is more like a homestay with a room provided with 2 bedrooms, kitchen, balcony, and large living room. As for the island, it is away from the noise of Aswan city and is quiet and peaceful. There is a ferry boat which takes passengers to and fro from the island at EGP10 each way and is frequent. As for the island, it has many houses with narrow lanes, although it is a small island (1.2km long, 400m wide). Its walkway may not be as clean and can be a bit messy. You need Google maps to get around as there are many criss crossing lanes with no signages. There are nice views of sunrise and sunset on the island and you can just walk across the island easily. Overall, nice place for peace and quiet.

Date of experience: October 2023
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Reviewed 1 November 2023

We loved our trip to Elephantine Island and it was an opportunity to spend time with local people and understand more about their story and how they live, highly recommended. The food and the hospitality we received was absolutely fantastic.

Date of experience: March 2023
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