Enthralling for those who visit and those who long to, Egypt’s place in the Earth’s anthropological narrative is well-documented. Truly nothing compares to the Great Pyramids and Sphinx at Giza. Remote as these wonders are, they remarkably lie but a short day trip from the bustling streets of Cairo on the northern shores of the fabled Nile River. From Aswan in the south, the current of this mighty river take you on a magical journey past the breathtaking ruins of Kom Ombo, the riveting Valley of the Kings and Queens and the extravagantly ornamented entrance to Luxor. Further afield in the north are the Painted, White and Black Deserts where photographic opportunities abound. As a bridge between Africa, Europe and Asia, Egypt is also in a primary location for migratory birds, including many herons, sandpipers and waterfowl.