As we leave the shaded medieval alleys and magnificent Temple of Khnum in Esna behind us, Captain Mohamed unfurls the splendid sails of the Dahabeeya Abundance. Dahabeeyas need to be pulled by a strong tugboat when there is no wind.
After our first taste of the dreamy luxury of sailing on the Nile from Luxor on the beautiful Dahabeeyah Abundance, we pass through the mighty locks that regulate the powerful flow of our eternal River Nile at Esna. There, we disembark for our first stop on our magical journey down the Nile.
Gone are the days of posh and garish exaggerations, of bigger, better, faster. The luxury we offer to our guests is authenticity, simplicity, time for reflection. Sailing on a dahabiya, a traditional Egyptian Nile sailing ship, is the ideal vessel to travel slowly and experience peace and tranquility.
The summer months in Luxor are very quiet. The mercury goes up to 40°C or more and not many visitors find their way to Luxor. The expats who live her travel to their home countries or other places where the temperatures are easier to take.
See how people describe their experience sailing the Nile with us!
Our guest Claudia Klein participated in the "Goddess Tour" of South African Michelle Leske and spent 9 days on Dahabiya ABUNDANCE. In this video she shares her memories of the ship, the delicious food and the excellent crew.
"If you smile at me, I will understand 'Cause that is something Everybody everywhere does in the same language..." - a travel experience by musician and songwriter Laurie Dameron
Never in my life had I thought that I would ever own a sailing ship like the dahabiya, not even in my dreams. I used to travel on ships when I lived in the South Pacific, but that wasn’t always pleasant, because sometimes I get seasick. A sailing ship on the Nile is a different story.