Saharan Gems of Sudan & the Kush

Khartoum - Khartoum

8 days through Sudan
FROM: $1310 USD + 310 USD Kitty
Transport:
Overland Expedition Vehicle, Boat
Crew:
Two Dragoman Crew Members, Local Guides where necessary
Accom:
Basic Hotel 2 nights
Camping without facilities 5 nights
Meals:
Breakfasts x 7, Lunches x 5, Dinners x 5
Physical:
Lifestyle:
Code:
ZKH
Deposit:
$260 USD per person
Foreign Travel Advice

As a destination, Sudan is so often overlooked but to journey through the beautiful Nubian desert is a wonderful experience. Clustered along the banks of the Nile, are some of the greatest sites of antiquity. They may not rival Luxor or Abu Simbel in grandeur and scale, but in sheer, artistic beauty and isolation, they are second to none. The petit temples of Naga and Musawwarat are simply lovely, and the experience of camping under the stars in the wilds of the desert behind the Pyramids of Meroe is serene. Add in a boat trip across the Nile to the Temple Of Sulb, with its towering columns and you get a true sense of what is hidden in the Sudanese Sahara. Khartoum, sits on the confluence of the Blue and White Niles, and across the river from the city in the plains of Omdurman, where we have the rare chance to witness the bizarre dances of the Whirling Dervish. This a raw and highly vital street display by Sufi devotees.

Explore Khartoum & the historic Omdurman market
Explore the mediaval ruins of Dongola
Visit the pre-Kushite Temple of Deffufa, a 5,500 year old Nubian archaeological site
Visit Kushite temples and climb Jebel Barkal mountain
Visit to the Meroe pryamids and temples of Naqa and Musawwarat
Visit the incredible and haunting Nuri pyramids
Witness the wild antics of the Omdurman Whirling Dervish

A journey through the wilds of the Sudanese Sahara, with plenty of wild camping, small homestay hostels and city hotels. Ideal for those who want to see seldom visited sites. Sudanese Arabs are wonderfully welcoming and if you enjoy cultural interaction, this is a perfect trip. Do not expect too many home comforts.

Explore the curious medieval ruins of Old Dongola in the western deserts of Sudan

Visit the pre-Kushite Temple of Deffufa a 5500 year old Nubian archaeological site built by the Kerma civilisation

Explore the ruins of the Temple of Soleb

Visit to the Kushite temples and climb to the summit of the distinctive Jebel Barkal mountain

Explore the ancient Kushite Royal Pyramids at Nuri near Karima

Day 1 - Khartoum (19th December 2020)

Border Information: if joining in Khartoum, you will most likely enter Sudan at Khartoum International Airport (IATA code: KRT).

There will be an important group meeting at 10:00am - please look for a note from your leader at the hotel reception when you arrive with more details about this important meeting. Your leader will need to collect your passport in order to get everyone's visas registered today.

The rest of the day will be free to independently explore Khartoum, including possible optional visits to the impressive Grand Mosque and the bustling Omdurman market.

Please note that many of the options listed below will only be possible for those with extra time in Khartoum before the start of your trip with us - please contact the Sales team if you would like to book pre-tour accommodation with us to have extra time exploring Khartoum.


Accommodation: Basic Hotel


Daily Activities

Optional Activities

Learn all about the Islamic Mahdist era with a visit to the Khalifa House Museum and the Mahdi's Tomb in Omdurman

Visit: 15 USD

Witness the confluence of the Blue and White Niles at 'The Mogran' near Khartoum

Visit: Free

Visit the various interesting museums of Khartoum - the Presidental Palace Museum the National Museum and the Ethnographic Museum

Entrance Presidential Palace Museum: Free

Entrance Ethnographic Museum: 1,000 SDG

Entrance National Museum: 1,000 SDG

Explore Omdurman market in Khartoum

Visit: Free

Day 2 - Dongola (20th December 2020)
Day 3 - Dongola (21st December 2020)
Day 4 - Karima (22nd December 2020)
Day 5 - Meroe (23rd December 2020)
Day 6 - Musawwarat (24th December 2020)
Day 7 - Khartoum (25th December 2020)
Day 8 - Khartoum - End Date (26th December 2020)

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19 Dec 20 Khartoum
26 Dec 20 Khartoum

$1,310 USD + 310 USD Kitty

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26 Dec 20 Khartoum
02 Jan 21 Khartoum

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20 Mar 21 Khartoum
27 Mar 21 Khartoum

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25 Dec 21 Khartoum
01 Jan 22 Khartoum

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01 Jan 22 Khartoum
08 Jan 22 Khartoum

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19 Mar 22 Khartoum
26 Mar 22 Khartoum

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