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Sudan Loop

Khartoum - Khartoum

8 DAYS THROUGH Sudan
RATING:
PRICE FROM:
Was: $1,300 USD + 140 KITTY USD
Now: $1,040 (USD) + 140 KITTY (USD)
DURATION:
8 days
TRANSPORT:
Overland expedition vehicle, Boat
CREW:
2 Dragoman crew, 1 local crew in certain areas
ACCOM:
70%
30%
MEALS:
Breakfasts x 4, Lunches x 5, Dinners x 4
PHYSICAL CHALLENGE:
LIFESTYLE CHALLENGE:
TRIP CODE:
ZKH
DEPOSIT:
$350 USD

Highlights

  Explore Khartoum & the historic Omdurman market

  Explore the mediaval ruins of Dongola

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

  Visit Kushite temples and climb Jebel Barkal mountain

  Visit to the Meroe pryamids and temples of Naqa and Musawwarat

  Visit the incredible and haunting Nuri pyramids

  Witness the wild antics of the Omdurman Whirling Dervish

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Itinerary

Day 1 - Khartoum ( 29th Dec 2018 )

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.

Daily Activities

Optional Activities

These activities are not included in the itinerary, however they are available to book and/or payable locally.

Explore Omdurman market in Khartoum

Free

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

Free

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

USD 1
Visit the various interesting museums of Khartoum - the Presidental Palace Museum, the National Museum and the Ethnographic Museum
SDD 1
Day 2 - Dongola ( 30th Dec 2018 )

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!).

Daily Activities

Included Activities

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

Included in Kitty
Day 3 - Wawa, Dongola ( 31st Dec 2018 )

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.

Daily Activities

Included Activities

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

Included in Kitty

Explore the ruins of the Temple of Soleb

Included in Kitty
Day 4 - Karima ( 1st Jan 2019 )

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.

Daily Activities

Included Activities

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

Included in Kitty

Explore the ancient Kushite Royal Pyramids at Nuri, near Karima

Included in Kitty
Day 5 - Meroe, Nuri ( 2nd Jan 2019 )

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.

Day 6 - Naqa, Musawwarat, Meroe ( 3rd Jan 2019 )

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 - we will visit both highlights and then wild camp in the deserts nearby.

Estimated Drive Time - 1-2 hours.

Daily Activities

Included Activities

Explore the ancient Kushite temples of Naqa and Musawwarat

Included in Kitty

Guided visit of Meroe Pyramids

Included in Kitty
Day 7 - Khartoum ( 4th Jan 2019 )

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.

In Khartoum we will return to our comfortable hotel with good facilities.

Estimated Drive Time - 4-5 hours.

Daily Activities

Included Activities

Witness the spectacular Whirling Dervishes of Omdurman

Included in Kitty
Day 8 - Khartoum ( 5th Jan 2019 )

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 Dragoman 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.

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Departing: 29 Dec 2018
Returning: 5 Jan 2019
Duration: 8 days
Route: Khartoum - Khartoum
$1,192 USD + $140 Kitty (USD)
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Departing: 23 Mar 2019
Returning: 30 Mar 2019
Duration: 8 days
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Departing: 4 Jan 2020
Returning: 11 Jan 2020
Duration: 8 days
Route: Khartoum - Khartoum
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Departing: 28 Mar 2020
Returning: 4 Apr 2020
Duration: 8 days
Route: Khartoum - Khartoum
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Returning: 26 Dec 2020
Duration: 8 days
Route: Khartoum - Khartoum
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Returning: 2 Jan 2021
Duration: 8 days
Route: Khartoum - Khartoum
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Departing: 20 Mar 2021
Returning: 27 Mar 2021
Duration: 8 days
Route: Khartoum - Khartoum
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WHAT OUR PASSENGERS SAY

It was very good. Itinerary was good, crew and guide were very professional
Damian M
The archaeological sites were the main attraction and did not disappoint. The visit to the Whirling Dervishes in Khartoum was brilliant -a must see.
David H
This was a trip I had my eye on for a long time ( via other Companies ) and was delighted when Dragoman started to offer the route. Timings do mean you really need an extra day to make sure you can cover Khartoum in depth.
GARY H
Had a great time - and despite this being the first time the leaders had done the trip they did an amazing job of getting us everywhere we were meant to be!
Sharon N
Enjoyed most the pyramids at Meroe and the Whirling Dervishes.....and of course Bush Camping!
Sharon N
It is a brilliant way to travel. It was a journey of discovery for everyone on the trip and I liked that. No-one had been to Sudan before. The most special moment for me was the dawn crossing of the Nile from Wawa and watching the rising sun change the colours of the stone Temple of Solab
Angela M
Pre departure support was excellent. Really appreciated the visa support and assistance at Khartoum airport.
Kirsten T
It was great.
Hollie S