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Animalia

Elephantine island | In the Middle of Agricultural Area Beside the Prep School of the Village, Aswan, Egypt
+20 100 300 5672
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Best place to know about Nubian's culture

The museum is located in the basement of the house of a Nubian's person. He lets you visit the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
mariall85
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Malaga, Spain
Sad and neglected

I'm sure Lord Kitchener would turn in his grave if he were to see the state of this island, so many... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
holidayaddictSurrey
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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 stones.3-the roof terrace where drinks,lunch,quick meals are served.also lectures about nubia ,the nile and elephantine are given over looking the gardens.Animalia also organise birdwatching tour in the nile held by professional guides MOHAMMED SOBHY and his Daughter Fatma.
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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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+20 100 300 5672
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum is located in the basement of the house of a Nubian's person. He lets you visit the museum and explains you all the necessary details of the Nubian culture with all the kindness. You can really learn very interesting thing about it! There...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I'm sure Lord Kitchener would turn in his grave if he were to see the state of this island, so many broken trees, poor maintenance and beggars bothering you. Once left alone it had a serene quality but still needs attention.More

Thank holidayaddictSurrey
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ANIMALIAAswan, Public Relations Manager at Animalia, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello, sorry for your bad experience. But our place is completely different, it is a museum on Ellephantine island, I think you were confused because the photo shows the owner of the museum Animalai on Kitchener island. We will appreciate it a lot, if you...More

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Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

Very nice impressions on nubian life. Fatma explained in very good english both flora and fauna on Elephantine Island and gave an idea about nubian life.We enjoyed the visit

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Reviewed 3 May 2018

This little museum is packed with so much information about Nubian life. I learned all sorts of amazing things. I think kids and adults would both enjoy themselves. The man who runs the museum passionately shares information about the Nubian culture. When you get off...More

Thank OhioK8
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Reviewed 2 May 2018

the right place to visit if u want to understand the Nubian culture from a native , and u do not have the tolerance for big museums with non-stop guides.

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Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

Fatimah (the guide) was so knowledgeable! We learned so much and enjoyed our visit. The walk to the place was really nice, and Animalia was great! Must see!

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Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

It was lovely! Mohammed was so kind and knowledgeable, he explained us all the details about the nubian and their culture, we learned so much in just a quick tour

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Reviewed 11 April 2018

A perfectly organized, familiar and super friendly host explained us in great detail and wide perspectives all that we wanted to know about Nubian culture and its heritage. Highly recommended!!!

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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

I am a scientist. And I loved this place and his museum. He worked so hard and made it possible. I went there at night a private tour guide.

1  Thank RichaAurSuyog
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Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

Wonderful trip to visit this traditional Nubian home and museum - we loved chatting to the owner and would highly recommend!

1  Thank Lucy G
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deckchairChina
8 October 2016|
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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
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Pam M
14 January 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
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