Expedition

Sudan

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Sudan

The recent revolts in 2021 put our Sudan Expedition on hold, but it’s one of the destinations we’ve always been more excited about! Sudan is an incredibly underrated destination with impressive historical heritage (it has more pyramids than Egypt!) but also a very rich culture that we will be exploring in depth. This itinerary has numerous highlights from a rough adventurous roadtrip into the North of the country to explore hidden gems, to enjoying a sunset and sunrise in the mesmerizing Pyramids of Meroe, a site so special you won’t believe you’ll have it all to yourself. And of course, the chaotic Khartoum, with the Nile, Sufi ceremonies and the Sudanese wrestling. Sudan, here we come!

 

Sudan here we come!

itinerary

Day 0: Arrival in Khartoum. 

  • Late arrival to Khartoum airport and meet with agency agent and transfer to our hotel.

Day 1: Khartoum – Omdurman.

  • Late morning breakfast at hotel then we start a city tour at Khartoum visiting the national museum which contains different objects dedicated to Nubia history in addition the beautiful temples saved by UNESCO from lake Nassir and rebuilt inside the museum. Visiting the Ethnographic museum to see the variation of the tribal community of the Sudan and stile of life.
  • Crossing the white Nile to go to Omdurman, a short stop to visit Mahdi tomb and a nice tour in Khalifa house museum. Stop for lunch the visiting the most beautiful colorful market of Omdurman.

Day 2: Old Dongola – Kerma.

  • Early morning breakfast then starting the journey to the north. 500km north of Khartoum visiting Old dongola the capital of the Christian kingdom of Makuria and the cemetery of the Sofi holy men after Islam became the religion of Nubia (lunch on the way).
  • Taking the ferry and crossing the Nile we drive for 40km arriving Kerma 3800 B.C and visiting the archeological site.
  • Overnight at a traditional Nubian house.

Day 3: Soleb – Sadinga – Sai island.

  • Early morning visiting the Egyptian temple built by Amonhotop the third the father of Ekhenatoon. The temple dedicated the god Amon and the pharaoh him self. The 20km to the north we stop to visit the temple dedicated Queen Tia at sadinga then later we have a nice Nile cruise to Said island where we have different sites ad different periods in the Nubian history.
  • Overnight at a traditional Nubian house.

Day 4: Soleb – Karima.

  • Heading south we drive for 320 km we reach karima the location of ancient Napata the capital of 25th dynasty. We visit the holy mountain (Jebel Barkal) and the nice temples at the foot of jebel Barkal , beside the pyramids of Barkal. Later we visit kurru 15km the royal necropolis of Napata , there we go underneath the pyramid to see the amazing painted tomb of the black pharaoh Tanutamani .
  • Overnight at Nubian traditional house.

Day 5: Nuri and Al Kurru.

  • Excursion to visit Nuri and AlKurru and also the Petrified Forest in the evening.
  • Overnight at Nubian traditional house.

Day 6:  Meroe Pyramids. 

  • Today we drive South 400km through Bayuda desert and reaching the famous Meroe pyramids just in time for sunset.
  • Overnight at Cultural Village Hotel.

Day 7: Khartoum.

  • After enjoying a beautiful sunrise in Meroe, we’ll head to Khartoum. It’s Friday, so the perfect day of the week to catch an event of Sudanese wrestling as well as a Sufi ceremony.
  • Overnight in Khartoum.

Day 8: Fly Out and Goodbye.

  • After breakfast, it’s time to say goodbye, the saddest part of every Expedition!

 

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Included

Accomodation

Shared twin room in 3/4-star hotels (when available).

Guides

Expert local guide and fixer.

Transport

Private vehicles, fuel and drivers

Food

3 meals a day.

Visa Support

We'll help you get the visa or arrange a visa on arrival for you.

FAQ

We can arrange visas on arrival for you so you don’t have to worry about it and just pick it up in Khartoum Int. Airport.
Wander Expedition doesn’t book flights for you and is ultimately not responsible for your flight connection, but we can offer guidance and support when you research the best options for you. You will be flying to and from Khartoum.
Both can be quite dangerous but we will remain in stable areas at all times and we will be always accompanied by an expert local crew, which will help us interact with locals and have the best possible experience. This Expedition certainly involves risks and so it requires everyone to be very flexible as security will always be our first priority.
For experienced travelers joining us in Sudan you’ll get to meet a very fun group of people to share the adventure. Inexperienced travelers will grow to the challenge in these destinations, but one thing is clear, its the kind of Expedition that will be full of epic stories! The Sudan Expedition is perfect if you are looking for an adventure and creating stories with a powerful human connection and photogenic landscapes.

how to join?

If you want to be one of the fortunate people selected for our Sudan Expedition:

  1. Make sure the dates work with you before you start the selection process.
  2. SAY YES and complete our online application form below.
  3. Once you’ve applied and signed up to Wander Expedition, we’ll update you as you move on in the selection process. Check your Spam folder regularly in case the automated emails go there!

TRIP DATES

December 3rd - 10th

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