- Explore the curious medieval ruins of Old Dongola in the western deserts of Sudan
- Visit the pre-Kushite Temple of Deffufa, a 5,500 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
This amazing Adventure tour Saharan Gems of Sudan & the Kush, allows you to explore Khartoum, Sudan and 4 other appealing destinations in Africa. The tour includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
Explore Khartoum, including possible optional visits to the impressive Grand Mosque and the bustling Omdurman market.
Visit the Sahara deserts northwest of Khartoum and the historic site of Old Dongola.
Visit to the mysterious site of Jebel Barkal.
Visit the incredible and haunting Nuri pyramids of the Kushite era, east of the town of Karima.
- Day 1 - Khartoum
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.
- Day 2 - Dongola
Today our journey begins with a drive out into the Sahara deserts northwest of Khartoum. We will arrive at the historic site of Old Dongola, once an important city in medieval Nubia. After an included visit to the site, we will wild camp in the stunning deserts nearby.
- Day 3 - Dongola
Today we will journey through the remote areas of northern Sudan and the vast Sahara Desert. En route we will visit the Deffufa of Kerma near Dongola, once of the site of the capital of the Kingdom of Kerma, an incredibly ancient civilisation that flourished in the area as long as 5,500 years ago. In the afternoon we will arrive in the small village of Wawa, and will have an included visit to the deserted ruins of the Temple of Soleb on the opposite bank of the Nile.
- Day 4 - Karima
Today we will journey to the town of Karima, where we have an included visit to the mysterious site of Jebel Barkal. A very distinctive flat-topped mountain in the desert, the site has some well preserved ancient paintings in a small temple underneath it and a few Nubian pyramids nearby.
- Day 5 - Meroe
Today we will visit the incredible and haunting Nuri pyramids of the Kushite era, east of the town of Karima. We will then continue our drive towards the famous site of Meroe.
- Day 6 - Musawwarat
This morning we will visit the incredible deserted Kushite pyramids of Meroe, one of the most iconic and haunting sites in Sudan. In the afternoon we will move on to the other magnificient Kushite sites of Musawwarat and Naqa.
- Day 7 - Khartoum
Today we will complete our journey back to the Sudanese capital of Khartoum, where we have a much-deserved refresh and relax in the hotel after our time in the desert! In the evening we will meet up for an included visit to Omdurman to see the weekly gathering of Whirling Dervishes, a magical cultural experience to see in the sunset.
- Day 8 - Khartoum
Border Information: if finishing in Khartoum, you will most likely exit Sudan at Khartoum International Airport (IATA code: KRT). Today is the end day for passengers finishing their trip in Khartoum. Please note there is no accommodation included on the trip tonight - please contact the Sales Team if you are interested in booking extra nights of accommodation in order to fully explore and take part in some of the optional activities listed below.
- Accommodation- Basic Hotel 2 nights- Camping without facilities 5 nights
- Two Dragoman Crew Members, Local Guides where necessary
- Breakfasts x 7, Lunches x 5, Dinner x 5