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Sudan holidays - desert dunes
Sudan holidays - Bashirin nomads
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Sudan holidays - Meroe pyramids
Sudan holidays - sahara desert
Sudan holidays - nile river
Sudan holidays - Nubian woman

Sudan

Sandwiched between Egypt to the north and Ethiopia to the south east, 'The Kingdom of the Black Pharaohs' moves between the seemingly endless Sahara plains, the vibrant green Nile Valley and the swamps and rainforests of the south. Rather like Egypt, it has for millennia been a region where the cultures of Sub-Saharan Africa, Arabia and the Mediterranean collide; and as a result is a true melting pot of influences where Egyptian tombs rub shoulders with abandoned Turkish and Roman settlements.

Sudan's fascinating history has resulted in UNESCO World Heritage Sites and countless other sites - often pleasingly deserted - including pyramids that far outnumber those in Egypt. A holiday to Sudan reveals an exotic world: the bustling markets of the capital, Khartoum, alive with the sound of the call to prayer and the pitter-patter of Arabic; proud nomadic people who move with the unforgiving Sahara Desert; mysterious prehistoric petroglyphs; and vibrant religious ceremonies where whirling dervishes spin for perfection. 

See a selection of our suggested itineraries below and contact our Africa travel specialist, Chris Evans, to arrange a tailor-made Sudan holiday on: +44 (0)1242 787 806.

Kingdom of the Black Pharaohs 〜 10 days

Sudan holidays - nomadic bisharin

Travel deep into the desert of northern Sudan to explore some of Africa's most fascinating archaeological sites. Stay in a Sahara Desert camp, venture into the dunes to explore the ancient ruins of The Kingdom of the Kush and intriguing rural settlements, and spend time in the vibrant capital where your expert guide will bring the museums and religious ceremonies to life. 

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Highlights
  • Staying in the desert overlooking the pyramids of Meroe
  • Cruising the Nile to the ruins at Nuri
  • Seeing the colourful souks, museums and Whirling Dervishes in Khartoum
  • Visiting Nubian villages and Bisharin nomad settlements in the desert

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Exploring the Kushite Empire 〜 7 days

Sudan holidays - nubian house

A guided journey through the history and desert landscapes of northern Sudan. Visit the sights of the capital, Khartoum; explore the temple at holy mountain Jebel Barkal; drive into the desert to visit UNESCO World Heritage Sites; and explore the Nubian ruins along the banks of the life-giving Nile - all the while accompanied by an expert local guide. From £1,845 / $2,815

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Highlights
  • Meeting the Bisharin desert nomads 
  • Exploring the sea of beautifully-adorned pyramids at Meroe
  • Staying in a homely guest house next to the temples at Jebel Barkal
  • Unravelling Nubian history told through ancient sculptures and bas-reliefs

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