Length: 38.5 meter
Width: 6.75 meter
Passengers: 12, Crew: 10
4 twin cabins, each with private bathroom.
2 double suites, each with private bathroom and terrace. All outside facing.
Zekrayaat follows the design of an original Dahabiya from the late 18th and early 19th century. This traditional two-masted boat is about 39m long and 7m wide and has two decks. The Dahabiya is powered by wind. Relying on the river currents and a gentle breeze, this is the traditional way to cruise the Nile. A small river tug can help if the natural elements fail. The boat is fully air-conditioned and heated with individual controls, an electric generator for electricity, water filters for fresh water and safety equipment.
Zekrayaat can comfortably accommodate up to 12 guests in four spacious, tasteful decorated cabins and two larger suites, each with a private terrace. All cabins and suites are air-conditioned and individually decorated with antique oriental furniture and Egyptian fabrics. The cabins each have two large antique beds, French windows and a private bathroom with bath, shower and toilet. At the end of the central corridor are both suites. Each suite has an antique double bed, a private bathroom with bath, shower and toilet, French windows and a private terrace overlooking the Nile.
The fully air-conditioned salon & indoor dining room at the front of the boat is furnished with comfortable sofas, a large dining table and a small library. Meals can be served here as well. This cosy area with two large French windows on each side is the perfect place to end the day. Meet your fellow travellers, read stories about Egypt and the Nile or enjoy a Turkish coffee or a glass of Alexandrian wine.
On the upper deck is the sun-deck, an ample open and shaded space, with wooden deckchairs, daybeds and dining tables. From every angle there are fantastic views over the Nile and rural life in the villages along the riverbanks. Usually guests spent most of their time here. Relax on a deckchair, read a book or enjoy delicious Egyptian meals, prepared by our creative chef.
Life on board of a Dahabiya is peaceful and idyllic.The day is full of things to look forward to. You can lie in a deckchair reading a book or watching the children playing and women doing their washing on the riverbanks. Every day there is a chance to walk around villages, visit local markets or explore Pharaonic monuments along the Nile.
All meals, breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner, are freshly prepared on board and served on the sun-deck, in the dining room or on a beautiful spot on the banks of the Nile. Nothing can beat an evening dining under the stars by the light of a campfire. You’ll find no flashing disco here, but it might be possible to attend a show by local musicians under a twinkling night sky.