The Nile is possibly the best way to travel between the sights of ancient Egypt. A river journey along this world famous waterway offers a unique opportunity to view some of the world's most ancient treasures. Egypt offers wonderful winter sunshine and with many river cruise lines, excursions and the service of experienced guides are included within the fare. Visitors can see such treasures as the Tomb of Tutankhamen and the unique inscriptions of the temples at Kom Ombo or Edfu while the great temples at Karnak and Abu Simbel are far more dramatic than any book or film can depict.
The Chobe river, part of the Zambezi system is in the south of Africa, between Namibia and Botswana. It is less of a river for seeing many ports on but a river for leisurely cruising with a number of safari options.