Egyptians call it simply The River. You can see their point. Despite spanning ten countries, the monumental Nile is synonymous with Egypt, one of the country’s great sources of national pride. Any felucca or ship cruise takes in southern Egypt’s blockbuster must-sees, such as Edfu and Komombo, but it’s often the quieter moments that stay with travellers: fishermen casting their nets as the rosy dawn breaks on the eastern bank; lush, verdant riverbanks accompanying you south while desert hills form a beautiful backdrop; the water’s gentle rhythm as the starlit night settles over your boat. Every day on The River teems with enduring memories.