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Saharan Gems of Sudan & the Kush

Starts: Khartoum, Sudan
Finishes: Khartoum, Sudan

Visit: Khartoum, Dongola, Wawa, Karima, Meroe, Naqa, Khartoum

Tour Type: Group Tour

Accommodation: Budget

Overview

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As a destination, Sudan is so often overlooked but to journey through the beautiful Nubian desert is a wonderful experience. Clustered along the banks of the Nile, are some of the greatest sites of antiquity. They may not rival Luxor or Abu Simbel in grandeur and scale, but in sheer, artistic beauty and isolation, they are second to none. The petit temples of Naga and Musawwarat are simply lovely, and the experience of camping under the stars in the wilds of the desert behind the Pyramids of Meroe is serene. Add in a boat trip across the Nile to the Temple Of Sulb, with its towering columns and you get a true sense of what is hidden in the Sudanese Sahara.

Khartoum, sits on the confluence of the Blue and White Niles, and across the river from the city in the plains of Omdurman, where we have the rare chance to witness the bizarre dances of the whirling Dervish. This a raw and highly vital street display by Sufi devotees.

Highlights

    • Adventure Activities
    • History & Culture
    • Overland Journey

Trip Details

The Trip

Product Code: 162965
Tour Type: Group Tour
Accommodation: Budget
Transport: User Defined##Overland expedition vehicle, Boat
Guide Language: Engligh
Travel Styles: Overland Expedition

Starts: Khartoum, Sudan
Finishes: Khartoum, Sudan
Duration: 8 days
Physical rating: Basic

Includes

    Activities
    • 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
    • Explore the ancient Kushite temples of Naqa and Musawwarat
    • Guided visit of Meroe Pyramids
    • Witness the spectacular Whirling Dervishes of Omdurman
    Tour Staff
    • 2 Dragoman crew, 1 local crew in certain areas
    Accomodation
    • 70% Camping - 30% Hotels

Excludes

    Activities
    • Explore Omdurman market in Khartoum (Price: USD )
    • Witness the confluence of the Blue and White Niles at 'The Mogran' near Khartoum (Price: USD )
    • Learn all about the Islamic Mahdist era with a visit to the Khalifa House Museum and the Mahdi's Tomb in Omdurman (Price: USD 1)
    • Visit the various interesting museums of Khartoum - the Presidental Palace Museum, the National Museum and the Ethnographic Museum (Price: SDD 1)

Price

Price person (sharing double) $1,105 ($138/day)

Deposit:

$315 per person for bookings made 56 days or more prior to departure

Full Amount for bookings made less than 56 days prior to departure

Cancellation: Strict

Trip Notes

Price does not include airfare (to the Trip start & from the end location)

Trip Price generally includes accommodation, transport/transfer, activities, services of a professional guide & more. (Please refer to the include/excludes section for details)

Tour packages spare you the hassles of trip planning, a la carte booking, organizing and managing the logistics at a foreign location.

Itinerary

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Sudan Khartoum, Dongola, Wawa, Karima, Meroe, Nuri, Naqa, Musawwarat
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Active/Adrenaline,Local Culture & Cuisine,Historical Sites

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Tour Operator

Dragoman

Dragoman has a proud history, standing at the forefront of the overlanding industry since the company's formation in 1981. Our first overlanding expedition to Nairobi and back set off in the summer of 1982, with our first trips to Asia following in 1984. In 1989, Dragoman launched operations in South America, and in 1994 (now with 13 trucks) we expanded out to Central America.

2001 Dragoman took over the assets of Encounter Overland, and we have been proud overlanding partners with Intrepid since 2008. Dragoman became the owners of Imaginative Traveller in 2011, the same year that our first truck arrived in South East Asia. Finally, in 2013 we entered North America, and were the first ever overlanding company to visit Burma.

In Business Since 2008

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http://www.dragoman.com

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