Sudan - Africa's Hidden Treasure

Sudan - Africa's Hidden Treasure 1410 , 10 Days

Discover Ancient Nubia, Great Nile and the desert secrets of Sudan on this unforgettable journey! Sudan used to be the largest country in Africa but in 2011 South Sudan broke away forming a new state. However this will not hamper the tourists to experience the hospitality of the local people, to see some of the most amazing desert landscapes or to visit ancient pyramids – more in count than in Egypt, lots of of them very well preserved. Many, who have had the chance to visit the country, claim it to be one of their absolute favourite.

Highlights:
Khartoum - Sudan's vibrant capital, built where the White and Blue Nile meet;
♦ The fascinating temples and pyramids of Naga and Meroe;
♦ The amazing desert landscapes of the Nubian Desert.


Itinerary:

Day 1. Khartoum
Arrival in Khartoum and transfer to the hotel for overnight.-/-/-

Day 2. Khartoum
City tour in Khartoum with a visit to the National Museum, the tomb and the museum of Mahdi - a local Islamic leader, who fought against English colonisation. In the afternoon we will have a short drive to Omdurman - the old capital city of Sudan, famous for its colourful souk. Overnight in Khartoum. B/-/-

Day 3. Old Dongola
After breakfast we head north driving by some picturesque villages. Upon arrival in Old Dongola we will visit two Coptic Christian temples. We will spend the night camping nearby. B/L/D

Day 4. Nubia
We continue exploring this fascinating region. We will visit the Temple of Soleb - one of the most beautiful Egyptian temples in the country. In the nearby village we will get to know the local village life and stay in a traditional house. B/L/D

Day 5. Karima
We will drive today through the Bayuda Desert, an area surrounded by sharp black basalt mountains with little vegetation. The final aim for the day is the small town of Karima at the foot of the Jebel Barkal mountains in the Nubian Desert. Overnight in a guesthouse.  B/L/D

Day 6. Karima
The day is dedicated to exploring Jebel Barkal and the desert. We will visit an ancient temple of Amon, the Royal Necropolis of the ancient city of Napata next to the village of El Kurru and explore parts of the desert. Overnight in the guesthouse in Karima.  B/L/D

Day 7. Karima and Nile Boat Trip
After breakfast we will visit the market in Karima, before heading to the Nubian Desert. A short boat trip along the Nile is on the schedule in order to explore some of the small islands in the region. After that we will visit the pyramids of Nuri. Overnight in a guesthouse. B/L/D

Day 8. Meroe
Today we are heading South-East. By sunset we will reach the Royal Necropolis of Meroe, located upon hills, covered by yellow sand dunes. We visit the ruins of the royal city. Large parts of this area still have to be excavated by the archaeologists. Overnight camping nearby. B/L/D

Day 9. Naga - Khartoum
After breakfast we head South to the ancient site of Naga to visit some of the temples here. We continue to Musawwarat El Sufra, where we'll visit the Elephant Temple and Lion Temple before continuing to Khartoum. Overnight in a hotel. B/L/-

Day 10. Departure
Transfer to the airport for departure. B/-/-

Sudan Travel Advice
► Visa: All European citizens need a visa to visit Sudan. Please, contact the local Embassy in your country for visa application procedure and price. We will provide visa invitation. Please, send us a scanned color copy of your passport when ordering the tour. No Israeli stamps or visas are allowed in the passport.
► Some areas of the country are no-go zones due to on-going conflicts. Travellers should avoid the regions of Darfur, South Kordofan, and the Blue Nile.
► Travellers should excercise normal precautions while vising the rest of the country
► The official currency is the Sudanese pound (SDG). Euros and US dollars are the easiest to change in Khartoum. Foreign credit and debit cards are not accepted in Sudan.
►For the most recent COVID- related restrictions and requirements, our advice is always to keep yourself updated through the local authorities. For general information check here https://travelbans.org

Check out our article about the Pyramids of Sudan to learn more about their history and significance here.

To read the description in Danish, click here.


Price Includes:
Accommodation: 3 nights in a double room with en-suite facilities at a standard hotel in Khartoum
2 nights camping (2-person tents) and 4 nights local guesthouses rooms with shared facilities
meals mentioned in the tour description (B-breakfast; L- lunch; D-dinner)
1 bottle of mineral water per day
transfer from/to airport
transport according to the program
entrance fees
cruise along the Nile
English speaking local guide
English speaking tour leader from Penguin Travel (at min. 8 people)
visa invitation
local photo and tour permissions

Not Included:
flight tickets
insurance
tips and personal expenses
drinks and meals not mentioned in the program
visa
optional tours

Additional Services:
single room supplement: (where possible)


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Sudan - Africa's Hidden Treasure (Rated 4.69 / 5 Based on 403 Reviews.)
Price
1410 EUR
Duration
10 Days
Single Supplement
200 EUR
Status
Closed

Currency fluctuations might cause correction of price at any time.

We recommend flights with Turkish Airlines. 

Group Size
Min. 4
Reservation System Code
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