How Did the Ancient Egyptians Travel?

The ancient Egyptians had different modes of transportation that included chariots, boats, ferries, litters, carts and animals. They could also travel on roads by walking on them.

Because the Nile River flowed throughout most of ancient Egypt, the main ways to travel were by boats and ferries. Although early Egyptian boats were made of papyrus, later boats were wooden types. The Egyptians also used cargo ships to transport goods for trading purposes.

The horse and chariot was another mode of travel utilized by the military and the elite of Egypt. Litters also were common ways for the rich to travel.

Animals, such as donkeys and camels, could also be used to travel on roads or in the desert, respectively. Walking was the option commonly used by the lower classes in Egypt.