Egypt – Lake Nasser-Nile Perch Safaris – Frequently Asked Questions

Tackle Hire:

It is important you have the correct fishing tackle to take on big Nile perch which can cause unbelievable damage to lures, hooks and split rings. You can hire all the correct rods, reels, lures and terminal tackle. Fishing the lake every day we are up to date with what works best. You can arrive in Aswan for your fishing holiday with no tackle at all and have total confidence that we will provide you with all you need.

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What Can I Expect To Catch?

Fishing being fishing, who knows for sure? Most anglers can expect to capture at least one Nile perch of 50lb plus. Beyond that, anything’s possible; perhaps even another world record? We do not promise Nile perch of 100 pounds plus but they are there and they are often caught – we have broken the last 3 (IGFA approved) all tackle world records with fish over 200 pounds.

Tipping in Egypt

Tipping is a way of life in Egypt; most service workers expect a small tip. There is a wide gap between our standard of living and the people in Egypt a small contribution to someone who might need help is the mellow way of understanding the system. Tipping is not compulsory on our safaris but if you feel the staff deserve a reward we suggest you allow approximately US$15 – £10 – €11 for each day you are on safari. Give half to your guide and the rest to the mother ship head waiter for distribution to the mother ship crew.

Safari Discounts

Discounts apply only to the safari section and are not applicable to our Arrival and Departure package.

Father and Son (or Daughter)

To qualify for a discount the son’s lower age limit is 10 years and the upper limit is 21 years of age. If the son is the second person in the boat he gets a 10% discount from the selected safari price. The Father pays the full amount under the price band for 2 anglers sharing a fishing boat.
If two sons are joining their father in the same boat then the father pays the full amount under the price band for 3 anglers sharing a fishing boat and each son gets a 10% discount from the same price band.


The best way for families to enjoy a safari is to use the house boat and Stealth Boat combination. The family can enjoy the safari experience while the father goes fishing in the Stealth Boat. Adults pay the full amount under the price band of the number of family members and each child who is 21 years old or younger will get a 10% discount off the same price band.


If you have a group of friends who would like to come on safari with you then take advantage of our ‘organizer’ discount. If a group of six or more full paying people book a safari together we will be pleased to offer a 20% discount to the person who is organizing the booking. These discounts do not apply to families’ who are already claiming a family discount.