This antique land abounds with ancient structures that sit proudly against the horizon and deep below the sand. At Egypt’s pulsating heart is the world’s longest river, the Nile that even today acts as a major artery providing the country with its symbolic life blood. Let Egypt inspire your imagination.
The great ancient Egyptian culture that left the incredible legacy began around 3200 BCE. Over the next 3000 years, the Pharaoh’s constructed astonishing monuments celebrating victory, power and the afterlife. Owing to its strategic location on the Mediterranean, the land of Egypt appealed to many imperialistic nations with the Persians, Greeks, Romans, Byzantines, Ottomans, French and the English all attempting and many succeeding to secure their piece of Egyptian sand. Today Egypt basks in the glory of its proud history, while endeavoring to navigate its way through the complexities of the modern world.
Most travelers appreciate visiting Egypt in the cooler, winter months when the mercury averages around 18 degrees during the day. At night, the temperatures drop to eight degrees in winter, so it’s a good idea to bring a jumper. In summer temperatures reach a rather sticky 36 degrees. Rain is virtually negligible year round.
The Cairo International Film Festival is a highlight on the Egyptian calendar. With such a proud history, there are festivals celebrating ancient traditions including Pharaonic Wedding, where couples use the occasions to marry near the Karnak Temple complex, Wafaa Al Nil, a festival honoring the Nile River, and Shem al Nessim which marks the arrival of spring.