Welcome to the River Nile.
River Nile
The Oberoi Zahra, Luxury Nile Cruiser
The Oberoi Zahra, Luxury Nile Cruiser
Welcome to the River Nile.

Egypt, one of the oldest civilisations in the world, is home to the River Nile: the longest river in the world. Since the ancient Egyptians believed that the Nile would carry them into the afterlife, almost all of the cultural and historical sites of Ancient Egypt lie along its banks.

See the wonders of ancient Egypt unfold before your eyes on The Oberoi Zahra, Luxury Nile Cruiser. Let us guide you around magnificent temples and five thousand years of culture. For your on board entertainment, our cruises also offer nightly traditional dance and music performances.

To ensure a truly memorable experience, we offer a limited number of luxury accommodations, all day fine dining and personalised spa treatments. Coupled with a sincere, courteous attention to your every need for an unmistakably Oberoi experience.

The Oberoi Zahra, Luxury Nile Cruiser, River Nile, Egypt

The Oberoi Zahra, Luxury Nile Cruiser

Travel Notes

  • Aswan Airport
  • Luxor Airport
  • Distance 25 kms
  • Driving time 45 minutes

At 6,853 kms long and traversing eleven African countries, the River Nile is the longest river in the world. Only a portion of the river runs through Egypt, yet it is the most well known section due to the ancient temples and monuments that lie along its banks. A Nile cruise between Aswan and Luxor is a must do for visitors to Egypt.


The Oberoi Zahra, Luxury Nile Cruiser is an easy drive from Luxor and Aswan international airports, both of which are a short flight from Cairo.

May we show you to your cabins?

Our twenty seven luxury cabins and suites offer River Nile views, luxurious bathrooms and high speed Internet.

  • Cabins
  • Suites

Our Luxury Cabins. ... Decorated in a natural palette, with clean lines, natural fabrics and River Nile views. Furnished with a king size or twin beds and comfortable seating. These cabins...

Our Luxury Suites. ... Never ending River Nile views can be enjoyed from your king size bedroom, from a sun lounger on your private terrace or from your private heated outdoor whirlpool. The...

Where would you like to dine?

Take your time in our sophisticated restaurant, late night Club Lounge or Library and Cigar Lounge.

The Restaurant.

Our main dining space has large windows that frame River Nile views and provide natural light during the day. In the evening, demure lighting and intimate seating arrangements see the restaurant assume a romantic avatar. We serve freshly made international cuisine from a daily changing a la carte menu, and are open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

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The Club Lounge.

The perfect setting to relax with a game of backgammon, chess, scrabble or cards over high tea, alcoholic or soft beverages. The Club Lounge is also the venue for two cocktail receptions with live music and a Nubian performance during each cruise. It is open from 10.00 am to 11.00 pm.

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The Library and Cigar Lounge.

Open 24 hours a day for your comfort and convenience, the Library and Cigar Lounge is a comfortably furnished space to relax, unwind and bury your nose in a book or enjoy conversation with your fellow travellers. Alcoholic and soft beverages are served until midnight.

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Relax. Replenish. Rejuvenate.

Spa. Swim. Work out. Experience holistic wellness on the River Nile.

The Oberoi Spa Relax in the hands of our experienced massage therapists in a private spa suite with River Nile views.

Swimming Pool Our temperature controlled pool is located on our upper deck. Take a dip or relax on a poolside lounger with a drink and snacks beside River Nile views.

  • Length: 36 feet (11 metres)
  • Timings: 8.00 am to 8.00 pm

Fitness Centre Air conditioned, with River Nile views and equipped with a range of exercise machines, all of which have personal audiovisual screens.

May we offer a little persuasion?

A few more good reasons for you to stay with us.

Unforgettable Experience.
Exotic destinations await.

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Discover 5,000 years of Egyptian culture as you cruise along the River Nile.

Kanak Temple, Zahra
Karnak Temple.

Karnak Temple lay buried under sand for more than 1,000 years before excavation work began in the mid 19th century. The huge task of restoring this five acre temple continues until today.

Luxor Temple, Zahra
Luxor Temple.

Luxor Temple is a remarkably delicate work of architecture, originally built by Pharaoh Amenophis and added to over the ages by various rulers, including Alexander the Great. Unlike the other temples, Luxor temple is not dedicated to a god or a king, but to kingship. It is thought to have been the site where many of the kings of Egypt were crowned.

Philae Temple, Zahra
Philae Temple.

This temple is dedicated to the Goddess Isis, with the oldest sections dating back to between 380 BC and 362 BC. With the building of the High Dam in 1971, Philae Temple was relocated to the nearby island of Agilika; a UNESCO led project that took over nine years to complete and saw the island pumped dry, every stone block of the temple complex individually labelled, dismantled and reassembled like a giant jigsaw puzzle.

Philae Edfu, Zahra

Edfu is a historical town most famous for the sandstone Temple of Horus that was built here between 237 BC and 57 BC. Of all the temple ruins in Egypt, this is the best preserved, with beautiful inscriptions on the temple walls that provide important information on language, myth and religion in ancient Egypt.

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For which we thank our guests and our people.

Award of Excellence
for promoting tourism
Egypt Ministry of Tourism,
Egypt, 2012
Award of Excellence for promoting tourism to Egypt
Ministry of Tourism,
Best Five Star Cruiser on the Nile
Ministry of Tourism
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