Sudan Group Tours

Explore the architectural sites, beautiful pyramids and desert scenery on our group tour to Sudan.

Egypt & Sudan: The Road To Khartoum

Experience: Cultural Tours

Optional Single Supp.: €474

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13 Days - Price from: €4,794

Beneath the Sands of Sudan

Experience: Cultural Tours

Optional Single Supp.: €276

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8 Days - Price from: €3,114

Talk to us about Sudan
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Marc

Enjoy a cup of spiced tea or coffee served by the women in local markets.

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Jonny

Reach the stunning pyramids of Meroe like ancient explorers on the back of a camel.

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Travel Tips

• Get a taste of Sudanese hospitality entering the houses of people in the Nubian villages near Old Dongola

• Spoil yourself after camping with a relaxing and enjoyable stay at the charming Karima Nubian Rest House and Meroe Camp

• Reach the pyramids of Meroe like ancient explorers on back of a camel

• Enjoy a cup of spiced tea or coffee served by the women in local markets

• Dance and chant and get involved by the beating rhythm during the Fridays ceremonies of the whirling Dervishes in Omdurman

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Practical Info

Sudan is 3hrs ahead of GMT. A useful website to check the time zone differences is [http://www.worldtimezone.com | www.worldtimezone.com]

Food and Alcohol: In Sudan, much of the time will be spent camping so you can expect lunches that will typically comprise of picnic lunches and dinners which will be a mixture of international & local food. The most common local dishes are full and fasolija (both bean based soups).

Please note that alcohol is strictly forbidden in Sudan and you should make no attempt to bring any into the country.

Electricity: Those bringing video & digital cameras that require battery chargers should also bring a two-pin, continental style adapter. In most hotels you can charge from the mains using a travel adaptor plug, but there will be limited resources elsewhere.

Money: In Sudan the official currency is the Sudanese Pound.

To check out the latest exchange rate for the places that you are visiting you can go to [http://www.oanda.com | www.oanda.com]

A few points to help you plan: • Payments are only made in cash. • Credit cards and Travellers Cheques are not accepted, even in major hotels (due to an embargo) • ATM machines cannot be used as they only accept Sudanese cards • It is strongly recommended you travel with US dollars cash.
• It is useful to bring lots of small denomination notes as change can be hard to come by.

Language & Religion: In Sudan an estimated two thirds of the population of the country adheres to Islam. The other third is made up of a majority of animist and indigenous believers and 5% Christians. The Sudan has over 133 different languages with 9 having become extinct. Arabic is the most widely spoken alongside tribal languages. Sudan’s official languages are Arabic and English, with English being spoken by the educated and elite.

Cultural Sensitivity: On our tours we frequently interact with local people, each with their own distinct customs and traditions. We therefore ask you to be considerate and to treat them with respect. Your tour leader will be able to advise you accordingly.

At Wild Frontiers we are very aware of the ethical impact tourism can have on ancient cultures. We realise that taking a group of tourists through such a region can have a negative impact on the lives of those who live there and on all our tours we therefore go to great lengths to minimise the negative and accentuate the positive…after all, there are also many good things that the tourist can bring.

To help this process we ask that our clients do not hand out pens or sweets to children. As one sign in Egypt emphatically put it, ‘Please don't make beggars out of our children!' No matter how well intentioned, in our opinion the dolling out of free gifts fosters a ‘beggar mentality' that is ultimately extremely destructive to a society. In addition we do not condone giving out money to beggars or ‘students'.

However, we also realise that we are exceptionally privileged to be travelling in areas where most of the people have far less than us and that the desire to ‘help' can be very powerful. As a result we ask that you refer to your trip dossier for information on the Wild Frontiers Foundation which supports specific projects in the areas where we travel.

Photography: Please remember, we are guests in the countries through which we travel and we may sometimes inadvertently cause offence by taking photographs without first asking permission.

Also many countries have very strict rules about taking photos of army, police or any official personnel; restrictions apply at borders, bridges and any government building. Please exercise care in this regard as the penalty may be to have your film and/or camera confiscated.

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When To Go

Being the largest country in Africa, Sudan has a wide variety of climactic patterns but in the north, where this trip spends its entire time, hot days (around 30-35 degrees) & cool nights (around 15 degrees) can be expected as is typical of desert regions. Rain is unlikely but not unheard of.

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Flight Information

Flights to Khartoum take around 9hrs and are offered direct from London with BMI or indirect with several European carriers.

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