We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Animalia

Elephantine island | In the Middle of Agricultural Area Beside the Prep School of the Village, Aswan, Egypt
+20 100 300 5672
Call
Save
Review Highlights
If you are on Elephantine, you can't miss Animalia

This quaint museum about Nubian Culture and life is very informative and interesting. It's... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Katie C
Very informative!

Perfect museum if you want to learn about the Culture and Nubian Life, forget about Nile museum and... read more

Reviewed 8 January 2018
Bernadette N
,
Cairo, Egypt
Read all 82 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
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 stones.3-the roof terrace where drinks,lunch,quick meals are served.also lectures about nubia ,the nile and elephantine are given over looking the gardens.Animalia also organise birdwatching tour in the nile held by professional guides MOHAMMED SOBHY and his Daughter Fatma.
  • Excellent90%
  • Very good8%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
Closed Now
All hours
Hours Today: 06:00 - 20:00
LOCATION
Elephantine island | In the Middle of Agricultural Area Beside the Prep School of the Village, Aswan, Egypt
CONTACT
+20 100 300 5672
Write a ReviewReviews (82)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
All reviews
"nubian history"
in 9 reviews
"elephantine island"
in 23 reviews
"nubian house"
in 8 reviews
"rooftop terrace"
in 3 reviews
"fresh mango"
in 2 reviews
"wonderful hosts"
in 2 reviews
"tiny museum"
in 2 reviews
"home made"
in 2 reviews
"better understanding"
in 2 reviews
"his knowledge"
in 2 reviews
"must visit place"
in 2 reviews
"interesting museum"
in 2 reviews
"great guide"
in 2 reviews
"old cataract"
in 3 reviews
"private tour"
in 2 reviews
"for sale"
in 2 reviews
"botanical gardens"
in 2 reviews
Filter

1 - 10 of 74 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This quaint museum about Nubian Culture and life is very informative and interesting. It's definitely worth the visit

1  Thank Katie C
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 8 January 2018

Perfect museum if you want to learn about the Culture and Nubian Life, forget about Nile museum and visit this one! Mr. Mohamed is very open minded and well educated, he will answer any questions or requests with a generous hospitality. We also reserved a...More

1  Thank Bernadette N
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 8 January 2018 via mobile

Regardless of the museum you should definitely visit the island which is a beautiful tranquil and friendly place to relax away from the city. Mohamed's museum is only a few minutes walk from the ferry and absolutely worth visiting. He's infinitely knowledgeable about the history,...More

2  Thank F H
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
Reviewed 4 January 2018

Very interesting museum and Mr Mohamed Sobhy is a great guide and he really worried about fate of Nubians!

3  Thank Anjey K
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

I visited Animalia almost by chance and was pleasantly surprised. I was the only guest and therefore lucky enough to receive a private tour of the knowledgeable founder and owner. I learned much about Nubia and life at the Nile. Loved it!!

2  Thank ManoukBob
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 14 December 2017 via mobile

Take the public ferry to Elephantine island, walk through the village and farmland to discover Animalia, built in Mohamad's home, the museum shows features and crafts of a typical Nubian home. Other rooms feature displays of insects, animals, rocks and some good photos of Nubian...More

1  Thank Steve9119
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 25 November 2017

Mohammad and his wife were wonderful hosts! Before arriving they were very communicative and offered to help us with all accommodations to get to their house. Not far from the train station (you have to take a boat to get on the island), Mohammad was...More

1  Thank JPascalRP
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 16 November 2017 via mobile

So good to meet Mohamed he is so passionate about his subject, I for one get a bit bored with looking at old ruins so this was like a breath of fresh air to me, so much information on Nubian life, nature, geology and answers...More

2  Thank Will H
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 6 November 2017

This museum is situated amongst a traditional village, and gives a fascinating look into Nubian life on Elephantine Island. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit. Mohamed presents and explains his exhibits well. He's a fount of local knowledge! We actually stayed in the B&B upstairs, and...More

1  Thank AplusI
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 15 October 2017

We went to the Animalia during our last day in Aswan. It was a small house located on the Elephantine Island. Thanks to the introduction from Mohammed, the host of this house, you can get a good understanding about the life and culture of the...More

1  Thank Mansun95
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
PreviousNext
1234568
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 22 hotels in Aswan
Movenpick Resort Aswan
1,527 reviews
.58 km away
Philae Hotel
337 reviews
.61 km away
Pyramisa Isis Corniche Hotel
462 reviews
.77 km away
Memnon Hotel
98 reviews
.80 km away
Nearby Restaurants
1902 Restaurant
206 reviews
.80 km away
The Terrace
178 reviews
.80 km away
El Masry
236 reviews
1.16 km away
El Dokka
221 reviews
.84 km away
Nearby Attractions
Temple of Philae
1,961 reviews
.99 km away
Nubian Museum
470 reviews
1.12 km away
Unfinished Obelisk
577 reviews
1.58 km away
Elephantine Island
305 reviews
.10 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
deckchairChina
8 October 2016|
Answer
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
1
Vote
Pam M
14 January 2015|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
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
0
Votes