From the vibrancy of the the capital Khartoum, to the ancient Nubian pyramids and overwhelmingly friendly people throughout the country, Sudan has a huge amount to offer as a tourist destination.
Our February tour is now sold out so below are details of our second 2017 tour.
Monday December 5th
Arrival to Khartoum international airport and transfer to hotel
Tuesday December 6th
Today we take a tour of Khartoum and Omdurman. Included is a visit to the national museum, Ethnographic museum, Khalifa's House museum, Mehdi Tomp and the old Souq of Omdurman. Finally we visit to the convergence of the Blue and White Nile before returning to the hotel in the evening.
Wednesday December 7th
Today we drive to the ancient centre of Naga'a with the meroitic temple of Amun, the Roman chapel and the Lion temple. We then proceed to Musawarat as-Sufra, an extensive temple area with rare elephant depictions. Afterwards we will continue to the small town of Shendi, then onwards to Meroe to visit the largest pyramid cemetery of the Nile valley - dozens of black pyramids rising from the desert sands. Camp overnight in front of the pyramids of Meroe.
Thursday December 8th
In the morning there is time to walk around alone and photograph the pyramids during the sunrise. We then drive to El Damer, crossing the Nile to Umm Tuyur on the west bank. Afterwards the route leads through the Bayouda desert, here we will visit the ancient monastery of Deir Ghazali, before driving to Nuri. We then visit the cemetery containing the pyramids of the 26th dynasty, among them that of Pharaoh Taharqa. Afterwards cross the Nile to visit the necropolis of el-Kurru. The subterranean tomb of King Tanwetamani is decorated in the classical pharaonic style. We then drive to Jebel Barkal and visit the great temple of Amun of Napata dating back to the 12th century B.C. The temple was the most important religious centre of Kush. We stay overnight in Karima at a Nubian house.
Friday December 9th
Today we drive back to Khartoum. Here the tours ends or you can take our extended recce into Egypt.
The cost of the tour is £595 per person
The price includes:
- visa support documents
- all ground transport including minibus and 4wd
- accommodation (twin rooms in 3 star hotels and tents)
- Tours, entry fees, permits and English speaking guides
- Breakfast each day
The price doesn't include:
- Visa fee
- International Flights
- Lunches and dinners
- Other personal expenses
- single room supplement (subject to availability we can allocate someone to share with on a group tour if you prefer to avoid this cost).
We will issue you an invitation letter to enable you to obtain your Sudan visa from your nearest Embassy. Alternatively we can issue a letter of invitation that enables you to pick up your visa on arrial at the airport for an additional €75.