Life on the longest river: sailing 140 miles along the Nile

To see Egypt from the Nile is an iconic journey. The banks of the world’s longest waterway are home to much of the country’s population, where ancient tombs are still being discovered and day-to-day life depends on its ebb and flow.
Photo gallery: Life on the longest river
To see Egypt from the Nile is an iconic journey.  The banks of the world’s longest waterway are home to much of The Country’s population, where ancient tombs are still being discovered and day-to-day life depends on its ebb and flow.

Egypt: Smooth sailing

We glide listlessly, aside for a gentle about-turn each time we approach the river's banks. A smooth pirouette, and we catch the wind again, slowly zigzagging our way northward