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Way to Travel:
Guided Group
Activity:
Culture
Payment:
Cash
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

    The city tour starts at 8 am Visit the National Museum, the meeting place of the Blue Nile and the White Nile, and visit the Dome of the Mahdi, the Caliph House and Omdurman Market.

  • Day 3

    Meroitic pyramids

    Move at 7 am and head north to visit the Naga about 170 km from Khartoum where the place is the Temple of Amun surrounded by statues of the sheep and then the temple of Abadmak and the Roman kiosk and the well of Arabs and then after that go to visit Almsurat Safraa about 20 km north of Al Naqaa by the desert road and there is in the place the city The walled or old fortress, the Lion Temple, and then the lunch date (Picnic). After lunch, head to Merowe about 100 km through the city of Shendi and arrive at about 4 pm and visit the Meroitic pyramids until sunset and then go to the camp site next to the pyramids. Beautiful golden sands, dinner under the stars and fresh air.

  • Day 4

    Arquette

    At dawn, watch the sunrise, then eat breakfast and move at 8 am to the beautiful city of Arquette, about 450 kilometers east of Meroe and across the city of Atbara and the city of Haya and along the way stop to take pictures of the Bedouins and tribes of the East Truce and the lunch time in the city of Haya and then move and reach Arquette Where the different weather (Mediterranean weather), then head to the Jebel Al-Seet Hotel and have dinner and overnight at the hotel.

  • Day 5

    Sawakin

    Eat breakfast early in the morning and move at 8 am to Port Sudan, about 300 km through the old city of Sawakin and visit the city of Sawakin, where the ruins and ruins of the old city and the old port since the Turkish era, and then go immediately after visiting Sawakin to the city of Port Sudan and lunch on the Red Sea coast, sea fish Fresh, delicious and then take a glass boat tour in the sea to see coral reefs and colorful fish, then visit the Maritime Museum and tour the city market, then head to the Palace Hotel and have dinner and then stay at the hotel

  • Day 6

    Port Sudan

    Early in the morning eating breakfast at the hotel and then go to visit the old city market and the Museum of Aquatic Life and then head to the Red Sea resort about 70 km north of Port Sudan and have lunch and enjoy swimming and sun and then return to Port Sudan before sundown and head to the Corniche and eat dinner and enjoy tea And coffee among the locals and then back to the hotel

  • Day 7

    Kassala

    Have breakfast in the early morning at the hotel and move at 7 am and head to Kassala city, about 500 km from Port Sudan, stop on the road many times to take pictures of the local people, homes and old railway stations, and have lunch in the middle of the road (Biknik) and then reach Kassala with sunset and eat Dinner at a local restaurant and then overnight at the Hipton Hotel Kassala.

  • Day 8

    Mount Totel

    Have breakfast in the hotel early in the morning and then walk to the Kassala Big Market, the Women's Market, the Rashaida tribe market and the popular market, and then have lunch at the hotel. At 4:00, move to visit the old Merghania Mosque near the Totel Mountains and then with sunset before heading to Mount Totel Where the unique popular cafes crowded with locals wearing local jalabiyeh and Sudairi clothes is a place to meet family and friends and newlyweds and drink coffee and tea and enjoy among the people and then go out to dinner in a local restaurant and then back overnight at the hotel

  • Day 9

    Gedaref

    Have breakfast at the hotel and then move at 8:30 in the morning to the city of Gedaref about 300 km from Kassala and stop after exiting from Kassala in the place of the Rashaida tribes and then move and stop to photograph the Bedouins with different animals and eat lunch (picnic) and then arrive before sunset to Gedaref city, dine in a local restaurant, then overnight at Al-Mutawakkil Hotel.

  • Day 10

    Khartoum

    Eat breakfast and then move from the hotel at 8 am to head to Khartoum about 400 kilometers from the city of Gedaref through the city of Qadbaliya and the city of Faw and the city of civil and stop many times to take pictures of beautiful mountains and houses of different style and visit some Bedouin tribes and have lunch in a local restaurant and then reach to Khartoum before sunset, go to dinner, then head to the hotel to prepare for departure

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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