The Giraffa

The Ship 

Constructed in 1840 in Great Britain, the Giraffa is 50 meters long with two lateen sails. 

 Maximum number of passengers:  18 

Number of cabins, 9:  8 double cabins (1 queen or 2 singles) plus one suite (1 queen) with terrace and a seating area.  

 All cabins are air conditioned and decorated in colonial style with oriental and Egyptian touches. Each cabin has a wardrobe and en-suite private bathroom, and top quality mattresses ensure a restful night after an enjoyable touring day.   

 The Giraffa’s sundeck provides ample space for relaxing in comfort and enjoying the landscape of the Nile valley where time stands still. 

 Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included, and drinks are available in a relaxing lounge-bar or on the deck. Room service is available 24 hours a day. 

 The Ship’s History: 

 The Dongola’s sister boat, the ‘’Giraffa’’, which was also mentioned in Edward’s book, “A Thousand Miles up the Nile”, was built in 1840.  It is one of the longest dahabeya from that era still sailing the Nile today.  

 You will see the exquisite original details still reflected throughout the ship. The Giraffa has accommodated royalty, dignitaries and prime ministers through its long history.