Arrival to Khartoum
international airport and transfer to hotel
City Tour (Khartoum &
Omdurman) including a visit to the notional
museum, Ethnographic museum, Khalifa’s House (
museum), Mehdi Tomp and the old Suq (shopping
center) of Omdurman, and visit to the confluence of
the two Niles (Blue Nile & White Nile ) at night
return to the hotel and free time
Naga – Mussawarat-
Drive to the ancient cultic
centre of Nagaa with meroitic temple of Amun, the Roman
chapel and the lion temple, about 160 km and proceed to
Mussawarat as-sufra 20km , an expensive temple area with
rare elephant depictions. Continuing
To the small town of Shendi,
80km, and onwards 30km to Merowe. Visit the largest pyramid
cemetery of the Nile valley-dozens of black pyramids rise
from the desert sands. Tent overnight in front of the
pyramids of Merowe. Overnight in tents.
Merowe – Damer –Bayouda
Desert – Deir Ghazal – Karima
In the morning opportunity
to take a stroll and pictures in the pyramids. Then drive
to Eldamer 100km, crossing the Nile to Um Tuyur on the west
bank. Afterwards the route leads through the Bayouda desert
for 400km. Visit to ancient monastery of Deir Ghazal, then
drive to Nuri, 25km. Visit the cemetery Taharqa. Afterwards
drive to Karima spend the night at a tourist hotel.
Crossing the Nile to visit
the necropolis of El Kurru, 18km. The subterranean tomb of
King Tanwetamani is decorated in the classical pharaonic
style. Drive to Jebel Barkal, 18km Ascent to Jebel Barkal
and afterwards visit to the great temple of Amun of Napata
dating back to the 12th century B.C. The temple
was the most important religious centre of Kush, spend the
night in Karima tourist hotel.
Drive from Karima
then crossing the desert to Kerma about 300km spend
the night at a Nubian house.
Kerma – Messaida –
Drive to Kerma, capital of
Upper Nubia during the 3rd and 2nd
millennium B.C. The “Diffufa” , large mud brick
constructions slightly younger than the Giza pyramids. Were
probably tombs. Drive to the village of Kerma for
provisions. Then proceed to Messaida 18km, and visit an old
Christian chapel. Drive north through colorful Nubian
villages to Delgo 80km, crossing the Nile then 70km, drive
to Soleb. Spend the night in the Nubian house.
Soleb –Sdelinga –
Sai – Soleb
Visit the temple of Soleb, a
Nubian copy of the temples of the Egyptian New Kingdom, with
pillars reminiscent of Luxor temple. Drive to Sdelinga
50km, and visit to the temple dedicated to Queen Teje, the
mother of Akhenaten. Afterwards boat trip to the island of
Sai 40km, with settlement ruins from old Nubian. Pharaonic
and Christian times. Afterwards return to Soleb and drive
through the desert along the old Darb el Arbain, the” Road
of Forty” a camel took 40 days from Khartoum to Cairo on
this road. Spend the night in the house of a Nubian.
Sesebi – Sebu - Tumbus
Drive back 50km to
Sesebi, a military outpost of pharaoh Akhenaten. Crossing
the Nile near Delgo and 30km, drive to the 3rd
cataract. Photo stop at the rapids and 50km, drive to
Tumbus. Passing prehistoric rock inscriptions near Sebu.
Visit to hieroglyphic inscriptions and arecumbent Statue of
King Taharka in the granite quarries. Spend 2 nights in
Kerma at Nubian house.
Tumbus –Kawa – Old
Drive from Tumbus to Kerma
to buy provisions, then on to Kawa 120km, to see the
sand-covered temple ruins. Afterwards proceed to Old
Dongola, tent overnight.
Old Dongola – Wadi
Visit Old Dongola, once the
Christian capital of the Nubian Kingdom Makuria and later a
major Islamic city. Afterwards drive to the spectacularly
beautiful desert valley of Wadi Milk. Often one meets
Bisharin Bedouin watering their camels at one of the wells.
Wadi Milk –
After breakfast opportunity
to take; a walk then drive back to Khartoum. Arrival late
in the afternoon and transfer to the hotel.
Free time before departure