Getting There & Away
Although all the sights except Qasr Ibrim have roads leading to them, the only sites foreigners are currently allowed to drive to are Kalabsha, Beit Al Wali and Kertassi. The road to Abu Simbel from Aswan is open between 5am to 5pm, but foreigners are only allowed to go direct to Abu Simbel. Abu Simbel can be reached by plane from Aswan or Cairo.
For the moment, the rest of the sights can only be reached by boat, which is in any case the best way to see Lake Nasser’s dramatic monuments. African Angler operates boats on the lake, running fishing safaris and safaris around the shore.