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Sudan Loop between Khartoum and Khartoum

OVERVIEW

8 days between Khartoum and Khartoum
Travelling through the vast desert wilderness of Sudan is tough and frequently challenging, but as a reward we get unparalleled access to places such as the Pyramids of Meroe and the ruined temples of the Kushite kingdom, as well as enjoying some of the most remote and atmospheric wild camps in the world. This journey of stark contrasts is one of the most fantastic and rewarding experiences in Africa, and overlanding is truly the only way to travel through Sudan and uncover one of the msot surprising destinations on the planet!

Itinerary

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Falafel for sale in the Sudanese capital of Khartoum
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.

In Khartoum we stay in a comfortable hotel with good facilities.

Activities Description Approx. Cost
Optional

Freely explore the huge markets of Omdurman and Arabi in Khartoum

Free
Optional

Witness the confluence of the Blue and White Niles at 'The Mogran' near Khartoum

Free
Optional

Learn all about the Islamic Mahdist era with a visit to the Khalifa House Museum and the Mahdi's Tomb in Omdurman

USD 1
Optional Visit the various interesting museums of Khartoum - the Presidental Palace Museum, the National Museum and the Ethnographic Museum SDD 1
Driving into the Sahara in search of a wild camping spot near Dongola, Sudan
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.

Estimated Drive Time - 6-8 hours (please note that all drive times given here are approximate estimates only and are given with the best intentions - however please be aware that the drive times are heavily dependent on traffic, road conditions, weather, police roadblocks, and many other factors - flexibility is essential on any overland trip!).

Activities Description Approx. Cost
Included

Explore the curious medieval ruins of Old Dongola in the western deserts of Sudan

Included in Kitty
The deserted Kushite ruins of the Temple of Soleb near Wawa, Sudan
Wawa

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.

We will wild camp near the village of Wawa.

Estimated Drive Times - 5-7 hours.

Activities Description Approx. Cost
Included

Visit the pre-Kushite Temple of Deffufa, a 5,500 year old Nubian archaeological site built by the Kerma civilisation

Included in Kitty
Included

Explore the ruins of the Temple of Soleb

Included in Kitty
A local woman sells souvenirs near Karima, Sudan
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.

We will wild camp in the deserts east of Karima.

Estimated Drive Time - 5-6 hours.

Activities Description Approx. Cost
Included

Visit to the Kushite temples and climb to the summit of the distinctive Jebel Barkal mountain

Included in Kitty
Included

Explore the ancient Kushite Royal Pyramids at Nuri, near Karima

Included in Kitty
The phenomenal deserted site of Meroe, with its 2500-year-old Kushite pyramids
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, wild camping in the deserts nearby.

Estimated Drive Time - 5-6 hours.

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Beginning:

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23 Dec
2017
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30 Dec
2017
8 Days

Khartoum to Khartoum
Price (USD)  Kitty (USD)        Approx. (USD)
$1,160 + $190 = $1,350
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17 Mar
2018
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24 Mar
2018
8 Days

Khartoum to Khartoum
Price (USD)  Kitty (USD)        Approx. (USD)
$1,180 + $190 = $1,370
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29 Dec
2018
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5 Jan
2019
8 Days

Khartoum to Khartoum
Price (USD)  Kitty (USD)        Approx. (USD)
$1,180 + $190 = $1,370
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Sat
23 Mar
2019
Ending:

Sat
30 Mar
2019
8 Days

Khartoum to Khartoum
Price (USD)  Kitty (USD)        Approx. (USD)
$1,200 + $190 = $1,390
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