Northern Sudan is a country with awe inspiring scenery

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Sudan is a fantastic region and country to visit. Officially the Republic of the Sudan, sometimes called North Sudan, is a North East Africa country.

This is a country with awe inspiring scenery and more pyramids than in Egypt – with the added bonus of not having many tourists

The areas we travel to, are absolutely safe, and Sudan is unique and as yet undiscovered, a country where Arabic and African cultures cross over and a journey to Sudan centres almost fully on its history.

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Bordered by Egypt, the Red Sea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, South Sudan, Chad and Libya, the Nile River runs through the country dividing it in half again. The Blue and While Nile meet in Khartoum the capital.  

Early civilisations included the Kingdom of Kush, Meroe and Nobatia.  Christianized in the 06th Century, thereafter Islamised in the 15th century, it was influenced by histories in Egypt and the cultures living along the length of the Nile. 

The Nubian language is the oldest known Nilo-Saharan language. Along the banks of the Nile its valley lay very interesting archaeological sites of the Egyptian and Meroitic civilizations, most of them are World Heritage protected by UNESCO

Today’s Sudan is a member of the United Nations and its legal system is based on Islamic law.

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Four hour’s drive north of Khartoum lies Meroe lying on the east bank of the Nile. Established as the capital city of the Kingdom of Kush after Napata, this was one of three Meroitic cities, named after the sister of a Persian King Meroe, today a visit to Meroe should definitely feature in a tour.

There are more than two hundred pyramids – most in ruins in scattered clusters amid the dunes and mesmerising desert.  At Meroe, stay at a tented camp and go star gazing at night. These tents are tastefully furnished and each stands alone on a sandy ridge which overlooks over forty of the beautiful pyramids of the Royal Cemetery of Meroe.

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Soleb lying on the third cataract of the Nile, is another ancient town with a large necropolis and tombs and the ruins of a beautiful large sandstone temple dating from the 18th dynasty built by Amenhotep the third.

The large sandstone temple here at Soleb, is where one can see frescoes and many important architectural sites from the Amarna Period. The town and area around Karima is equally impressive and where the magnificent albeit smallest mountain called Jebel Barkal (UNESCO World Heritage Site) is located. Lying on a bend of the river the mountain can be seen from many miles and indeed was used as a landmark by ancient traders.

Established around 1450BC by pharaoh Thutmose 111, temples and palaces can still be found and visited such as Amun temples which is sacred to the local people.   There is a small hotel built in Nubian style at the foot of Jebel Barkal, and made from locally hewn materials.

The people of Sudan are extremely friendly and welcoming and Sudan is certainly a country worth visiting and exploring, the accommodations are comfortable and the food served at the hotels, tented and mobile camps is all predominantly Italian with a blend of the local cuisine.

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