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Very interesting - Nubian culture lesson with a personal touch!

Mohammed welcomes you in his house that he decorated in the local style, with Nubian treasures. Sit... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
A great visit

Animalia was great, a small but interesting collection. The owner was lovely, very helpful and even... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Viv L
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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
+20 100 300 5672
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Mohammed welcomes you in his house that he decorated in the local style, with Nubian treasures. Sit down and have him tell you about the daily life of a Nubian family, their beliefs and their traditions. It is very interesting and he makes it as...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Animalia was great, a small but interesting collection. The owner was lovely, very helpful and even gave us some tea and freshly baked cake on the roof terrace!

1  Thank Viv L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My boyfriend and I visited Mohammed this evening at his house/Nubian museum. His daughter let us in as the building was so quaint/authentic we weren’t sure if we had the right place. It was just us 3 and Mohammed took 45 minutes to take us...More

1  Thank caldoniag
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While in Egypt, we made a very interesting visit to Animalia, located in the middle of a Nubian village in Aswan. If you are looking to learn a little more about Nubian culture,There is a small museum and a shop with local handicrafts. The museum...More

1  Thank LSY1313
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I wanted to know about Nubian people, the real story, not the tourist town where all the agencies take you and we were right about this place. Fatima was very kind and took the time to explain us about their traditions, art...More

1  Thank ktavllmzr
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to learn about the Nubian culture and heritage from a native person.You gain the basic information in 2o mins. The museum also includes a small shop with hand made products.

1  Thank Milo39
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Animalia Museum is a wonderful gem in Aswan! Mohamed is knowledgeable, passionate, and very kind, and the museum gives a succinct but full picture of the history of Nubia. An essential to understand Nubian culture in Africa!

1  Thank Lizz B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was a pleasure to be at this museum + getting an introduction to nubian lifestyle. The warm welcome of the owner Mohammed was a big plus. I would recommend the long version for only 40 EGP / less than 2€. Don‘t worry about getting...More

1  Thank hansMaulwurf87
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you are interested in learning first hand, about Nubian culture you must visit Mohammed at Animalia museum. 2 options are offered- 1.) Quick 10 min tour or 2.) 30 min tour. Prices are fair, I would recommend #2. Mr. Mohammed has a unique gift...More

2  Thank Compass22205785746
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a really good time at the animalia and made a very interesting tour trough the museum with its lovely owner. Most peaceful place in assuan, fascinating atmosphere. Must see.

1  Thank Lena H
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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