Wednesday, 19 September 2012

SAILING ON THE NILE RIVER

The Nile is a major north-flowing river in northeastern Africa, generally regarded as the longest river in the world. It is 6,650 km long. It runs through the ten countries of Sudan, South Sudan, Burundi, Rwanda, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Tanzania, Kenya, Ethiopia, Uganda and Egypt.

The Nile has two major tributaries, the White Nile and Blue Nile. The White Nile is longer and rises in the Great Lakes region of central Africa, with the most distant source still undetermined but located in either Rwanda or Burundi. It flows north through Tanzania, Lake Victoria, Uganda and South Sudan.

The Blue Nile is the source of most of the water and fertile soil. It begins at Lake Tana in Ethiopia and flows into Sudan from the southeast. The two rivers meet near the Sudanese capital of Khartoum.The northern section of the river flows almost entirely through desert, from Sudan into Egypt, a country whose civilization has depended on the river since ancient times. Most of the population and cities of Egypt lie along those parts of the Nile valley north of Aswan, and nearly all the cultural and historical sites of Ancient Egypt are found along riverbanks. The Nile ends in a large delta that empties into the Mediterranean Sea.

One fo the highlights of any trip to Egypt is taking a Nile cruise, which stops at many significant archaeological and cultural sites along the length fo the river.

This post is part of the Water World Wednesday meme,
and also part of the Outdoor Wednesday meme,
and also part of the Nature Footsteps Waters meme.







11 comments:

  1. Nice to see photos from Egypt!!/Elisabeth

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  2. Beautiful pictures. I'm envious! Thanks for sharing.

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  3. A Nile Cruise has been on our list for years but somehow it never reaches the top. Lovely photos.

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  4. thank you for that trip on the Nile! The colors of the landscape and the water - gorgeous shots...

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  5. I sense mr. Herkules Poirot on the boat :) - it is such a lovely series of photo and it is so easy to sit and just look at them... Thank you so much for sharing
    Kind regards

    My contribution
    http://www.starone.dk/b3/water/mc-water/05-2

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  6. Thanks of sharing the Nile with us! Hope I'll get there sometime:)

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  7. I´ve been on a cruise once on the Nile, one of the best things I´ve done. Love your shots. Brings back great memories.

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  8. Wow my first time to see these so beautiful!


    Visiting from Water World Wednesday
    Kim,USA

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