From the year 2016 up till 2020, I have been taking kayak trips in the Nile occasionally, with the aim of inhaling fresh air without having to travel outside the city. The first two trips were just kayaking, until 2017, when I truly fell in love with those trips, thanks to a greater factor, birdwatching in the Nile. It starts at 5:50 in the morning: you first get an introduction about the beautiful birds you might see. A person might get in touch with some resident birds and others migrating through a quick stop here in Cairo.
Usually, this event is in collaboration between Wild Phoenix and Nile Kayak Club. Thanks to the efforts of great ornithologist and wildlife-nature photographer, Watter AlBahry, one has the chance to watch the sunrise among reeds and water birds. Another plus of such a breathtaking event is getting to row your way through the currents of the Nile in silence and peace.
Praising and embracing nature should be a norm in so many communities, and that’s why this initiative was originally started. This is not only a day spent outdoors for fun but also it also plays a vital role in an environmental awareness campaign run by only one person. I invite everyone who is in Cairo to give it a try and I assure you it will be a highlight added to your memories.