Abusimel is part of Nubia which lies at the bottom of the Lake Nasser. In the past 10 years the environment at Abu Simbel has been cleaned up and much improved, yet despite its wonderful location and its magnificent temples, Abu Simbel town has failed to make it as a tourist resort.
Thousands of tourist fly into Abusimbel daily and they mainly stay for few hours (not more than 3 at the most) and return back to their main resort. Their visit benefits the council of antiquities but is of little benefit to the town's hoteliers, locals and their shops.
The town council of Abusimbel is concerned that the town is not receiving a serious opportunity to exist properly on the tourist map of Egypt even though it is rapidly growing and developing its distinctive Nubian style architecture and traditional crafts. We are supporting the business of one of the local families who have built & running a small guest to host travellers planning to stay in Abusimbel.
It is called the Nubian Guest House and is clean, simple accommodation built in the Nubian style and trying to be as environmentally friendly as possible. They have no means of advertising themselves and we are trying to introduce them to the international travel industry.
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