The Nile, not only a vital lifeline Egypt, but the
pulsating artery of the city upon whose banks tower luxurious hotels and
clubs, and floating restaurants lie on their moorings, and river craft
of all kinds crisscross its surface in a pleasing, rhythmic tempo that
adds to the considerable charm of the river, affording admirable sports
facilities and all forms of leisure.
The Nile is the world's second longest river coursing
through Egypt from South to North and splitting into two branches as it
reaches the end of its journey from the heart of Africa to the
Mediterranean Sea at Rosetta and Damietta.
Cairo, the city of wonders with its civilization,
culture and fascinating history is the largest capital in the Arab
world. It extends 41.5 kms. along the Nile from al Sahel in the North to
Helwan and Tebeen in the South.
Eight million Cairenes, plus a daily influx of two
million persons, live on an area of 3435.3 square kilometers or about
0.3% of the total area of Egypt. The Nile is what gives Cairo that
certain "magic" that most of our visitors acknowledge.