The Sudan Explorer

14 Days
Jan - Dec

Day 1: Arrival to Khartoum international airport and transfer to hotel ‎


Day 2: Khartoum & Omdurman

City tour of Khartoum and Omdurman including a visit to the national museum,‎ Ethnographic museum, Khalifa’s House (museum), Mehdi Tomp and the old‎ ‎Suq (market) of Omdurman, and visit to the confluence of the two niles (Blue‎ Nile & White Nile) at evening return to the hotel‎.


Day 3: Naqa – Mussawarat – Meroe ‎

Drive to the ancient cultic centre of Nagaa with the meroitic temple of Amun, ‎the Roman chapel and the lion temple, about 160 km and proceed to Musawarat ‎as-Sufra 20 km, an extensive temple area with rare elephant depictions. ‎Afterwards continue to the small town of Shendi, 80 km, and onwards 30 km to ‎Meroe. Visit the largest pyramid cemetery of the Nile valley – dozens of black ‎pyramids rise from the desert sands. Tent overnight in front of the pyramids of ‎Meroe. Overnight in tents‎.


Day 4: Meroe – Damer – Bayouda Desert- Deir Ghazali – Karima

In the morning opportunity to take a stroll and photograph the pyramids. Then ‎drive to El Damer 100 km, crossing the Nile to Umm Tuyur on the west bank. ‎Afterwards the route leads through the Bayouda desert for 400 km, Visit to the ‎ancient monastery of Deir Ghazali, then drive to Nuri, 25 km. Visit the cemetery ‎containing the pyramids of the 26th dynasty, among them that of Pharaoh ‎Taharqa. Afterwards drive to Karima overnight at a Nubian house


Day 5:

Crossing the Nile to visit the necropolis of el-Kurru, 18 km. The ‎subterranean tomb of King Tanwetamani is decorated in the classical pharaonic ‎style. Drive to Jebel Barkal, 18 km Ascent to Jebel Barkal and afterwards visit to ‎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, overnight in Karima  a Nubian house–


Day 6: Kerma

Drive from Karima then crossing the desert to Kerma about 300 km overnight at a ‎Nubian house ‎.


Day 7: Kerma – Messaida – Soleb

Drive to Kerma, capital of Upper Nubia during the 3rd and 2nd millenium B.C. The ‎‎”Diffufa”, large mud brick constructions slightly younger than the Giza pyramids, ‎were probably tombs. Drive to the village of Kerma for provisions, then proceed ‎to Messaida, 18 km, and visit an old Christian chapel. Drive north through ‎colourful Nubian villages to Delgo, 80km, crossing the Nile, then 70 km drive to ‎Soleb. Overnight in the house of a Nubian house


Day 8: Soleb – Sdeinga – Sai – Soleb

Visit the temple of Soleb, a Nubian copy of the temples of the Egyptian New ‎Kingdom, with pillars reminiscent of Luxor temple. Drive to Sdeinga, 50 km and ‎visit to the temple dedicated to Queen Teje, the mother of Akhenaten. Afterwards ‎boat trip to the island of Sai, 40 km, with settlement ruins from old Nubian, ‎Pharaonic and Christian times. Afterwards return to Soleb and drive through the ‎desert along the old Darb el-Arbain, the “Road of Forty” – a camel took 40 days ‎from Khartoum to Cairo on this road. Overnight in the house of a Nubian


Day 9 & 10: Soleb – Sesebi – Sebu – Tumbus

Turn back 50 km to Sesebi, a military outpost of pharaoh Akhenaten. Crossing ‎the Nile near Delgo and 30 km drive to the 3rd cataract. Photo stop at the rapids ‎and 50 km drive to Tumbus, passing prehistoric rock inscriptions near Sebu. Visit ‎to hieroglyphic inscriptions and a recumbent statue of King Taharka in the granite ‎quarries. 2 overnights in Kerma at Nubian house.‎


Day 11: Tumbus – Kawa – Old Dongola

Drive from Tumbus to Kerma to buy provisions, then on to Kawa 120 km to see ‎the sand-covered temple ruins. Afterwards proceed to Old Dongola, tent ‎overnight.


Day 12: Old Dongola – Wadi Milk

Visit Old Dongola, once the Christian capital of the Nubian kingdom Makuria and ‎later a major islamic city. Afterwards drive to the spectacularly beautiful desert ‎valley of Wadi Milk. Often one meets Bisharin bedouin watering their camels at ‎one of the wells. Tent overnight.


Day 13: Wadi Milk – Khartoum

After breakfast opportunity to take a walk; then drive back to Khartoum. Arrival ‎late in the afternoon and transfer to the hotel.


Day 14: free time before departure –‎


Price: £1,750 Per person

Single Supplement of £275


What’s Included:

  • English Speaking Guide
  • Private 4×4 Vehicle
  • All food and Lunch
  • Hotel accommodation in Khartoum at 3 stars bed&breakfast
  • Accommodation outside Khartoum as mentioned on the program
    and based on full-board.
  • Entrance fees to all archaeological sites and museums


What’s Not Included:

  • International Flights



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