I have travelled all over Sudan and have been fortunate enough to meet many Sudanese people of different ethnicities and from different backgrounds. Sudanese people are very friendly, welcoming and have a lovely character, and I am very happy and proud to be part of this population. Furthermore I am also very glad to have experienced and learnt so much about Sudanese history, archaeology, geography and culture, and to be able to explain to people the beauty of this country.
Q: How did you fall into tour leading?
A: I used to be a theatre actor, but under the current regime no plays happened. So I started working with International NGO's until a couple of friends of mine (who are also Tour Leaders in Sudan) told me about this opportunity.
Q: What do you like most about tour leading?
A: I like it because in a way every tour is a ‘play’!
Q: Where is your favourite part of the world?
A: So far I have visited UAE (where I worked briefly) but I didn't like it that much! I enjoyed the time I have spent in Ethiopia for holidays and also Egypt for studying and training. I also like Italy (Florence and Milan) where I started the long process of learning French.
Q: What was your biggest travel highlight?
A: The source of the Blue Nile in Ethiopia & the Valley of the Kings in Egypt...and the food in Italy!
Q: What’s the one thing you couldn't travel without?
A: The photo of my family, my beautiful wife and amazing three daughters.
Q: Which famous person would you most like to travel with?
A: Nelson Mandela (RIP) and George Clooney (for his passion for Sudan).
Q: Have you ever made a cultural faux pas?
A: Yes, I've definitely learned from a few of those!