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Amazing Nubian Experience

This museum is fantastic for to know all about Nubian culture. Also you can enjoy of a great... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
alejandro m
Great place to stay or just visit

I stayed here for 3 nights and really enjoyed it.so peaceful and the accommodation is really... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Fady W
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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...more
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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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Reviewed 2 days ago

A NUBIAN house which you going to see how it looks like they going to explain to you how it was built , how they live in ,close to the explanation of NUBIAN social life in details pictures or video is allowed - always one...More

1  Thank AladinAbdounA
Reviewed 4 days ago

This museum is fantastic for to know all about Nubian culture. Also you can enjoy of a great conversation with its owner Mohamed, wise Nubian man that can told you nice stories about his life and Nubian life in general. 100% recommended!!

1  Thank alejandro m
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I stayed here for 3 nights and really enjoyed it.so peaceful and the accommodation is really comfortable. It's on elephantine island which has a lot of history and convenient to get to downtown with a regular and cheap boat. There is also a museum in...More

1  Thank Fady W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Small but beautiful nubian museum where you can learn about nubian culture and history in a charming way. A must go when you are looking for a museum out of the mainstream.

1  Thank Benigna H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cute little museum on Elephabtine island. Mohammed is very informed and passionate. We enjoyed hearing about the Nubian culture. Worth a visit.

1  Thank Emma F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely little museum run by Mohamed who is such a character! His warmth, knowledge and pride of Nubian culture really shows in this place. Must visit on the island

1  Thank JenniferHoang
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

it,s a house in the middle of the island of Elephantine ,tools and equipments which used by the nubians in the past displayed in side and the owner of that house can give you a perfect idea about NUBIA and the NUBIAN people , walking...More

1  Thank Mahmoud H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited Animalia last week, with my primary goal of understanding more about indigenous Nubian culture. Mr Mohamed Sobhi, the owner and operator of this small Museum on Elephantine, has a vast wealth of knowledge on Nubian lifeways; languages, basketry, history, and geography. He is...More

1  Thank RobbieV23
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I spent some of my most enlightened days as an academic in Aswan with Mohamed Sobhi at Animalia. Those experiences are behind my strong recommendation to not only make the Nubian museum here your first stop in visiting Aswan, but also stay in one of...More

1  Thank Regan H
Reviewed August 16, 2018 via mobile

Visiting Nubean Museum was good but it is just about reading and looking. Mohamed explains, shows, give you material to touch and answer to all your questions: a true teacher. Fantastic time.

2  Thank Dorian D
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October 8, 2016|
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
Pam M
January 14, 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