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You got by boat that picks you up at your hotel. Not really an island but on the Nile River. It is a banana plantation that has crocodiles, pigeons, and monkeys, all in cages. It is the home to 3 generations of 1 family who...More
I had lots of time to waste so didn't mind so much doing this trip but this was a truly pathetic tourist spot. Boat trip uninspiring, past plastic rubbish floating in the nile never getting past the city limits, to stop at essentially a glorified...More
We went on this tour one afternoon when we made our way to Luxor Museum and found out it was closed from 2-5pm. A man at the boats nearby told us about this trip and we figured we would check it out since we no...More
Banana Island is on the top of my list of favorite places in Egypt that I went to. There are not people hustling for money. There are very humble farmers in the small village. It is beautiful with the banana tree fields, papyrus, and other...More
There is nothing to do here. There is a pleasant 3 minute walk through the banana grove to the enclosures which are inhabited by two fed-up looking crocs and a smallish monkey pen with no greenery or trees or anything that might stop them getting...More
We stupidly went here after being told it was a great place to visit. After seeing a few monkeys in a small cafe and a few crocs in a pit we left. Boat trip was 120 Egyptian pounds and entrance fee was 1 USD each.
Banana island is definitely over hyped by the sailers and local tour guides here. we took a ferry captained by a man we befriended for 150EGP there and back (usually the price is 300-400 EGP if you don’t know anyone) and had a 15EGP per...More
EVERY year Nile flooding brings rich deposits of silt down its course to boost agriculture.
But most of the tourism focus in Egypt ignores this and concentrates instead on the country's famous antiquities.
So coming to Banana Island gave us a bit of a break...More
We drove by the Island several times and finally curiously got the best of us & we arranged a visit. It was quite fascinating to visit Banana Island in the Nile & to see the Agricultural crops unexpectedly growing there - the bananas, citrus, sugar...More
There are animals kept in horrible conditions. I wish I had known so I wouldn’t have been supporting it by going there! (Our guide took us here on a trip to Luxor) Please stay far away from this for the sake of the poor monkeys...More