Landscape + Highlights
• Museums in Khartoum
• Bayuda Desert
• Pyramids of Meroe and Nuri
• Dunes and wadis with acacias and date trees
• Dark mountain ridges
• Holy mountain Jebel Barkal
• Temple of El-Kurru
• View of the Nile
• 300–400 metres above the sea
Trip duration: 15 days
From Khartoum, the journey continues 200 km north to the Pyramids of Meroe.Atop a dune, you can watch the sundown and the view of this impressive UNESCO World Heritage Site.You’ll spend your first night outdoors under the stars(or in a tent). The pyramids were built from around 300 years B.C. to around300 A.D. At that time, this area was ruled by the Kings of Kush (Nubia).Most pyramids were tombs.
The next day your journey will continue, until you arrive at Atbara during the afternoon. Somewhat outside the city, you’ll be expected by the caravan operators and their camels, andthingswill really begin. After a greeting, the camels are sent for, and your camel tour will get underway.
Your caravan will move at a comfortable pace toward the northwest, across the Bajuda desert. Here in the north of the Sudan, the Nile makes a great arc from east to west. The Bayuda Desert lies in this great bend of the Nile.The landscape is mostly broad and sandy, without great protrusions or elevation, making it ideal for camel riding.
You can always choose whether to ride or hike. You’ll have your ownriding camel. Water, luggage, cooking material, sleeping mats, etc., are transported with an off-road vehicle. But it won’t disturb you:you’ll see it only at rest stops. If anyone gets tired and unable to ride, they can always
hop in the car.
You’ll ride or hike through areas with blended white sand, past snow-white marble rocks. You’ll come to dunes, hike through wadis with acaciasand palms, and follow dark mountain ridges, including some of volcanic origin.
Toward the end of the camel trek, the caravan will reach the area of Manasir and you’ll soon come to Karima, the endpoint of your tour through the Bayuda Desert. The holy mountain of Jebel Barkal is in Karima (100 metres high). Toward evening, anyone who wishes can take a walk up the mountain and enjoy the view of the Nile and the sunset.
The next morning, a visit to the pyramids of Nuri is planned. These were built during the time of the Kings of Kush. Then comes another highlight:
The pyramids ofEl-Kurru.They were built before the Kingdom of Kush was founded (around 860 B.C.). All these antique places have been UNESCOWorld Heritage Sites since 2003.
From El-Kurru, you’ll take a direct route back toward Khartoum, where your trip through the Sudan will end.
Subject to change
Khartoum. You’ll be picked up at the airport by a company representative and driven to a hotel in Khartoum for an overnight stay. (The company will obtain a travel authorisation for you and take care of registration).
Morning city tour in Khartoum and visit to the ethnographic museum. Then you’ll visit the house of the Khalifa(now a museum) as well as the mausoleum of the Mahadi and the National Museum, with reassembled temples from north Nubia and the uniqueearly Christian frescoes of the Cathedral of Faras. Lunch at a local restaurant. Then back to the hotel. Overnight stay.
After breakfast, you’ll set out toward Meroe (250 km on a tarred road).
After you arrive in Meroe, you’ll visit the pyramids. You’ll have dinner and spend your first overnight stay in the desert.
After breakfast, the journey continues (130 km) to Atbara. Here is the meeting point with the caravan. The camels will be saddled, and the desert tour will begin. You’ll travel twelve days in the Bayuda Desert in the Sudan.
The camel trek ends near Karima in the afternoon of day 14. You’ll drive to Jebel Barkal and climb the mountain. Dinner and overnight stay in the desert.
After breakfast, you’ll visit the pyramids of Nuri and the pyramids of El-Kurru. Then, the trip will return to Khartoum (450 km). You’ll arrive atKhartoum during the afternoon. You’ll move into your room in the hotel. Dinner and a short overnight stay in the hotel.
After midnight, you’ll be brought to the airport.
The price includes
• Travel authorisation
• All transfers
• 2 overnight stays in hotels with a double room
• Your own riding camel
• Full board during the trip
• 1 sleeping mat
• Dome tent
• All cooking material
• Local German, French, English-speaking tour guide
The price does not include
• Flight or taxis
• Visa,travel insurance
• Personal expenses
• Registration fee: ...., to be paid on site
Prices on request
Tumbus Tourism Company was founded in 2008 ,the founder is Mr. Ahmed Mohammed Eltayeb.Our objective is to deliver high quality of archeological and cultural tours and a range of other services to tourists across the world