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.