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Bring your curiosity and have a taste of eternity. Whether an outdoorsy warrior willing to fight the enormous perches of the Nile, birdwatcher maniac or first-time explorer, the magnificence of Abu Simbel temples will stun you.

  • Nubian Monuments of Abu Simbel : Ramesses and Nefertari Temples
    What is the more shivering ? That more than 3000 years ago the world-famous Ramesses II decided to build incredible giants in the middle of the desert ? That his priests and architects designed the temple so that the Sun God would regenerate the statuted and deified Pharaoh only twice a year, for his birthday and jubilee ? or that the United Nations’ Cultural organization decided to save this magnificient proof of the genius of mankind from the rising waters of the Lake Nasser ?
    We would advise you to stop wondering, and just enjoy the colossal Pharaoh witnessing, face to face, the rising of the sun for the 3000 and something time.
  • Nature
    • Walks
      Take some time to wander around the hotel, and you’ll quickly end up in the wilderness and emptiness of the desert. Be it along lake banks or away from the water, savour an emptiness which became the true treasure of crowded Egypt.
    • Birds
      The Lake Nasser has become increasingly important as a wintering area for migratory Palearctic waterbirds. Following a 1995 study, the total number of waterbirds wintering in the entire lake could be in excess of 200,000, making it one of the most important wetlands in Egypt. Herons, pelecans, ibises, and other wild geese, wether you’re a bird maniac or a nature lover, you’ll find hapiness on Lake Nasser.
    • Crocodiles
      Once upon a time, the giant reptile nested the whole Nile Valley, down to the Delta. A few dozen centuries later, they sheltered behind the Aswan High Dam, and are only found (in Egypt) in the Lake Nasser. Take a tour with Eskaleh’s boat to Crocodile Beach, and meet the second largest reptilian in the world, the Sacred Nile Crocodile…
  • Nubian culture
    Which people witnessed its whole country swallowed by rising waters ? And yet, this is what happenned when the Aswan High Dam flooded the Nile Valley between the first and second cataract. From Aswan to Wadi Halfa, Nubia is now underwater.
    Here is the commitment, and even the very reason of the creation of Eskaleh Ecolodge : to protect and maintain the Nubian culture.

    • Gastronomy
      Be it slowly simmered tajines, tasty fishes or surprising Nubian Beduin ginger coffee, the Nubian gastronomy will bring new flavours to you. An experience unique in Abu Simbel, and we might say, in Egypt.
    • Music
      This is maybe one of the experience we’re the most proud of. For behind every Nubian accountant, Nubian waiter, Nubian taxi driver, or Nubian nurse, lies a Nubian musician. Enjoy the quiet yet joyfull choral Nubian music on our terrasse, and if you’re lucky, M. Fikri, the owner of the house, who recorded a disk in his time, will join the band.

Bring your curiosity and have a taste of eternity. Whether an outdoorsy warrior willing to fight the enormous perches of the Nile, birdwatcher maniac or first-time explorer, the magnificence of Abu Simbel temples will stun you.

  • Nubian Monuments of Abu Simbel : Ramesses and Nefertari Temples
    What is the more shivering ? That more than 3000 years ago the world-famous Ramesses II decided to build incredible giants in the middle of the desert ? That his priests and architects designed the temple so that the Sun God would regenerate the statuted and deified Pharaoh only twice a year, for his birthday and jubilee ? or that the United Nations’ Cultural organization decided to save this magnificient proof of the genius of mankind from the rising waters of the Lake Nasser ?
    We would advise you to stop wondering, and just enjoy the colossal Pharaoh witnessing, face to face, the rising of the sun for the 3000 and something time.
  • Nature
    • Walks
      Take some time to wander around the hotel, and you’ll quickly end up in the wilderness and emptiness of the desert. Be it along lake banks or away from the water, savour an emptiness which became the true treasure of crowded Egypt.
    • Birds
      The Lake Nasser has become increasingly important as a wintering area for migratory Palearctic waterbirds. Following a 1995 study, the total number of waterbirds wintering in the entire lake could be in excess of 200,000, making it one of the most important wetlands in Egypt. Herons, pelecans, ibises, and other wild geese, wether you’re a bird maniac or a nature lover, you’ll find hapiness on Lake Nasser.
    • Crocodiles
      Once upon a time, the giant reptile nested the whole Nile Valley, down to the Delta. A few dozen centuries later, they sheltered behind the Aswan High Dam, and are only found (in Egypt) in the Lake Nasser. Take a tour with Eskaleh’s boat to Crocodile Beach, and meet the second largest reptilian in the world, the Sacred Nile Crocodile…
  • Nubian culture
    Which people witnessed its whole country swallowed by rising waters ? And yet, this is what happenned when the Aswan High Dam flooded the Nile Valley between the first and second cataract. From Aswan to Wadi Halfa, Nubia is now underwater.
    Here is the commitment, and even the very reason of the creation of Eskaleh Ecolodge : to protect and maintain the Nubian culture.

    • Gastronomy
      Be it slowly simmered tajines, tasty fishes or surprising Nubian Beduin ginger coffee, the Nubian gastronomy will bring new flavours to you. An experience unique in Abu Simbel, and we might say, in Egypt.
    • Music
      This is maybe one of the experience we’re the most proud of. For behind every Nubian accountant, Nubian waiter, Nubian taxi driver, or Nubian nurse, lies a Nubian musician. Enjoy the quiet yet joyfull choral Nubian music on our terrasse, and if you’re lucky, M. Fikri, the owner of the house, who recorded a disk in his time, will join the band.