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Way to Travel:
Guided Group
Activity:
Culture
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Group size:
1–16

Old temple, pyramids, beautiful desert landscapes and warm welcoming people

Sudan is characterized by its vast and extended area and the land varies from place to place where you feel like you visit several countries and not one country because there are a large number of different tribes and ethnicities in the north and east and west where you can see in the north colored Nubian houses and land and high sandy hills in the desert Nubia and the desert of Bioda and in the east visit the dive resorts and the ancient port of Swakin and high mountain highlands and in the green West everywhere and will cross the Nile several times during visits to the tourist sites by ferry and bridges along the Nile.

Highlights

  • Travel off the beaten path in the Western and Nubian Deserts
  • Wild camping under the Sahara night sky
  • More Pyramids than Egypt
  • The remnants of the ancient Black Pharaohs civilisation
  • Warm hospitality of Nubians and other Sudanese

Key information

Days tour + extra day
Travel by SUV
Nights & Hotels, Moving Camping, Nubbian House

What's included

  • All meals
  • All accommodations
  • All transport and listed activities
  • photo-guided tour guide for all round days.

What's not included

  • Travel insurance
  • Single accommodation
  • Visas or vaccinations
  • Video permit (needs to be arranged)
Call for general departures:
+249 12 307 8136
Trip Notes

Click on the button below for detailed Trip Notes containing all the particulars about this trip, including kit lists and practical information.

Note: these can vary by departure; you can check out the specific Trip Notes for your chosen adventure on the dates & prices page.


The Best time to visit Sudan

The best time to travel to Sudan Sudan is the largest country in Africa and the cradle of one of the oldest civilizations. It is known as one of the African countries with the richest plants and animals. Sudan is located in the eastern part of Africa and is mainly spread in the Nile Valley. It is expected that temperatures in Sudan are very high throughout the year. There is a period between November and March, when they are a little lower, when the weather is acceptable. It is important to stress that from April to September there are sandstorms in Sudan that can be very unpleasant. Temperatures can range from 30 C to 35 C throughout the year and can easily be accessed, and even exceed 40 degrees on the scale. The tourist season in Sudan starts in November and lasts until the end of March or early April. This is the best time to visit Sudan. What really attracts visitors is the water activities associated with the Red Sea. Visitors It should also be noted that during the holy month of Ramadan many cultural facilities will be closed, as they need to be carefully chosen when they will visit Sudan.

Itinerary

  • Day 1

    Day of arrival

    The day of arrival from the airport to the hotel

  • Day 2

    City tour

    Moving from the hotel in the morning to take a city tour to see the sights and monuments in Khartoum and visit the National Museum and the meeting place of the blue and white niles, then visit the Dome of the Mahdi, the house of Caliph Abdullah Al-Taishi, the Ethnographic Museum, the old Omdurman market and the camel market and then return to the hotel

  • Day 3

    Karma

    Early in the morning, go to Karma on the North Road, about 600 km from Khartoum, arrive in the afternoon, visit the Karma Museum, then Dufofa, and then stay in a camp in the Nubian desert

  • Day 4

    Soleb

    Early in the morning, head from the camp site to visit Tompes, where there is a statue of Thutmose III, and then engravings and drawings on stones next to the Nile and hieroglyphic writing, then go to the desert road to visit Wadi Sebu and see the engravings and drawings on mountain stones in the valley, and then move to visit the third waterfall where the beautiful scenery Picturesque and visit the old building of the Ottoman Castle next to the waterfall and then cross the river to the West Bank by ferry and head overnight in the village of Soleb in Beit Nubi

  • Day 5

    Sai island

    Early in the morning, head to the north to visit Sai Island, cross to the island with a small boat, then return and head south to visit the Sadanga Temple, and then visit Mount Dusha, then the beautiful Soleb temple until sunset and overnight at the Nubian House in the village of Soleb.

  • Day 6

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    In the morning, move from Soleb by asphalt and head south to the city of Dongola about 160 km and visit the city and the market, and then move after that through the Salim Nubian Desert and before reaching the old Dongola staying in a camp amid the beautiful golden sands

  • Day 7

    Karima

    In the morning, move to visit the old Dongola, where there is the first mosque in Sudan after entering Islam, the beautiful Islamic domes, the rubble and columns of the churches that were located at the place of Christianity, and then move to the city of Karima about 170 km from the old Dongola and go to visit the Koro and then the stone forest Then, after that, head to Karima and overnight in a hotel

  • Day 8

    Jebel barkal

    In the morning, move from the hotel to visit Deir El Ghazali, about 40 km from Karima, then a decent market, and then visit the Temple of Amut in Mount Barkal and visit the pyramids of Mount Barkal, and then climb the top of the mountain and stay on top of the mountain until sunset, and then go and overnight at the hotel

  • Day 9

    Jebel Dalam

    Early in the morning move from the hotel, visit Nuri farms, then Nuri Pyramids, and head through the desert road through the Bouda desert to visit a salt place in the Bioda desert, and then visit Jebel Dalam and overnight in a camp

  • Day 10

    Meroe Pyramids

    Early in the morning, move from the camp site through the Bioda Desert, head to Meroi, about 300 km from the camp site, arrive in the afternoon, visit the royal city, and then visit the Meroitic pyramids until sunset and overnight in a camp near the pyramids.

  • Day 11

    Khartuom

    After watching the sunrise, move to Mussurat saffra through the city of Shendi about 180 km from Meroe and visiting the ruins of the ancient city and then the Lion Temple and then go to visit the Naga about 30 km south of the place and visit the Temple of Amun surrounded by statues of sheep and visit the Roman kiosk and the temple of Abadmak and then after that Heading to Khartoum about 150 km from the Naga and arriving at the hotel before sunset and preparing to leave

Trip Notes

Click on the button below for detailed Trip Notes containing all the particulars about this trip, including kit lists and practical information.

Note: these can vary by departure; you can check out the specific Trip Notes for your chosen adventure on the dates & prices page.


Essential Info

Visas

Sudan

All nationalities require a visa for Sudan. Passports must be valid for at least 6 months and preferably one year and have two free consecutive pages and no Israeli stamp (visa will be automatically refused if there is evidence of travel to Israel in the passport). Visas can be obtained through the local Sudanese embassy. This requires an invitation letter (we will need your passport details). You need two passport photos and two free passport pages.


If you wish to arrange a visa through the Embassy, ​​you will need a letter of invitation from the Sudanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs that we can send to you at the Embassy of Sudan in your country, where you will pay for the visa there (check with the Embassy for this cost), we will ask for a scanned copy Of your passport. If you wish to arrange a visa upon arrival, we will request a scanned copy of your passport US $ 150 The visa you will pay to the immigration officer upon arrival at Khartoum Airport.

Visa regulations can change and it is worth double checking this information with your local Sudanese embassy. Do not try to bring any alcohol in Sudan as they can have severe penalties.

For visa assistance, please send an invitation to +249912279987 .

Vaccinations

Sudan

There are no specific health risks. The risk of malaria is slight but you may wish to consult your GP or travel health clinic for further advice. Malaria is present in all areas of the Sudan, though the chances of becoming infected in the desert are small. 

Zika fever is a mosquito‐borne viral disease and a known risk in places visited on this trip. There is currently no vaccine or prophylaxis available, we therefore strongly recommend you take the usual precautions to avoid mosquito bites. 

Eating and Drinking

All meals: - Breakfast, lunch. the Dinner

Meals include local and international dishes. The most common local dishes are a kind of lentil soup, mutton and roast. Meals are grilled and cooked meals including meat, fish, vegetables, pasta, rice, soups, fruit, tea or coffee. Lunches are picnic and usually include things like tomatoes, rice or salad pasta, cheese, tuna and fresh fruit. Drinks are usually water, tea, coffee, hot hibiscus and also used hibiscus juice as light appetizers before dinner. It is possible to buy soft drinks along the way and even non-alcoholic beer sometimes from markets and shops in major cities.

Weather

Northern Sudan enjoys a desert climate with temperatures changing vastly between day and night. Autumn (October/November) and spring (March/April) enjoy temperatures between 30’C and 38’C during the day and between 12’C and 18’C at night. Winter (December – February) is cooler with temperatures between 25’C and 30’C in the daytime and between 5’C and 10’C at night. There is normally no rain or cloud-cover during this period.

Is this trip for you?

This is an expeditionary style trip spending a lot of time travelling off road in the wilderness and camping wild. There are times when the 4WDs can get bogged down in sand and need to be pulled out (we travel in convoy and carry all necessary equipment) and toilets and showers are not readily available (other than on nights 1, 9 and 10) (though there is a water basin available to wash). Drives can be slow and bumpy but the experience of exploring the desert is exhilarating. You will need an open mind and some flexibility as a journey through desert cannot be planned exactly and some small changes to the itinerary may be required whilst on tour. Please see accommodation and transport sections for more information about both the camping and the 4WDs. Sudan is a place where violent crimes are rare and contrary to popular conception, the Sudanese are among the most hospitable and friendliest people in Africa who welcome and enjoy visitors. Their country is one of the world's poorest and our trips generate much-needed income to the region. Hygiene standards are generally basic and insect nuisances, snakes, spiders and scorpions are a limited danger. Also whilst the desert climate is generally dry and our trips operate in the ‘cooler’ months, temperatures can reach the high 30’s or even 40’C. The areas of Sudan visited on this trip are very safe and have been for a number of years. There are still troubles in other parts of the country such as Darfur (which is over 800kms from Khartoum), as well as in neighbouring South Sudan (which is a different country) but we do not travel anywhere near any of these problem areas. More information can be found on https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/sudan.

Call for general departures:
+249 12 307 8136
Trip Notes

Click on the button below for detailed Trip Notes containing all the particulars about this trip, including kit lists and practical information.

Note: these can vary by departure; you can check out the specific Trip Notes for your chosen adventure on the dates & prices page.


Accommodation

Wild Camping, Hotel and Permanent Tented Camp

Wild camping is a fantastic experience as we experience the emptiness and silence of the Sahara. It does, however, take a bit of preparation. We camp in 2-person igloo tents (2m x2m) on 5cm thick foam mattresses. There are folding chairs and table for breakfast and dinner, whilst lunches are taken on carpets spread on the ground, Bedouin style. There are no toilets or showers but there are hand-basins available to wash. Whilst our crew will be setting up camp and preparing meals, you will be expected to help erect your tent. We supply all camping equipment apart from a sleeping bag and pillow which you will have to bring with you.
Our first night, in Khartoum, is at the colonial-era Holiday Villa Hotel in Khartoum staying in en-suite rooms (we also have access to day use rooms on the final day before the flight home). On day 9 we spend the night in the Nubian Rest-House, a charming hotel at the foot of the Jebel Barkal with air-conditioned rooms and en suite bathrooms. On day 10 we stay in the Meroe Tented Camp overlooking the pyramids of Meroe, we sleep in permanent tents each with their own private bathroom.

Call for general departures:
+249 12 307 8136
Trip Notes

Click on the button below for detailed Trip Notes containing all the particulars about this trip, including kit lists and practical information.

Note: these can vary by departure; you can check out the specific Trip Notes for your chosen adventure on the dates & prices page.


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