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A little Peice of Nubia

If you are interested in learning first hand, about Nubian culture you must visit Mohammed at... read more

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Great place to be!

We had a really good time at the animalia and made a very interesting tour trough the museum with... read more

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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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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 6 January 2015

Make sure you spend an afternoon here while you're in Aswan. Fatma met us at the jetty and took us for lunch at her home. The traditional Nubian food prepared by her mother, an excellent cook, was the highlight of our time in Aswan. I...More

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Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 23 May 2018

I'm sure Lord Kitchener would turn in his grave if he were to see the state of this island, so many broken trees, poor maintenance and beggars bothering you. Once left alone it had a serene quality but still needs attention.More

1  Thank holidayaddictSurrey
ANIMALIAAswan, Public Relations Manager at Animalia, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2018

Hello, sorry for your bad experience. But our place is completely different, it is a museum on Ellephantine island, I think you were confused because the photo shows the owner of the museum Animalai on Kitchener island. We will appreciate it a lot, if you...More

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Reviewed yesterday 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

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Reviewed 2 days 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
Reviewed 1 week ago

One of greatest places you should visit in Aswan Mr Mohamed the owner and nubian tourguied help you to know the Nubian history and how they pay more care to preserve thier culture and language. Book your trip to this island with me just send...More

1  Thank Ebtesam M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very interested stuff and explained very clearly! Speaks good English and French. No hassle and fixed prices (which is really nice if you've spent a few days in Luxor and Aswan before)

1  Thank Jasper T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This one-on-one experience is quite the delight. The owner speaks with passion about Nubian life and was very informative and entertaining. The owner is a delightful man, and made us feel very welcome. Would recommend the experience. Just a note to dress modestly as the...More

1  Thank Sonia D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was a pleasantly surprising experience. Finding the place was tricky but was eventually done with the help of the locals. The collection was good and the way the owner Mr Mohammed Sufi described them was excellent. He made us fully understand almost everything about...More

1  Thank Amlan Kusum J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A really nice place, worth a look and owned by a very good hearted guy! He opened the museum exclusively for me as I was traveling alone outside of the touristy season. He just let me wander alone and take as long as I wanted.

1  Thank lpnaeder
Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

Tucked away on Elephantine Island, across from the bustle of downtown Aswan, Fatma's Airbnb and her father Mohammed Sobhi's delightful Nubian museum is a breath of freshness after the usual chaos that you come to expect of Egypt. We booked for one night, and the...More

1  Thank jchoong84
Reviewed 29 September 2018 via mobile

We stayed on Elephantine Island and walked around to see this numibian villages. Animalia is very well done run by a local man who comverted his home into a museum of Numibian heritage. He does an excellent job walking people through how the date palm...More

1  Thank Dureska
Reviewed 20 September 2018

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
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8 October 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
14 January 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