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Sudan holidays by Cox & Kings

With more pyramids inside its borders than Egypt, Sudan is a culturally rich destination and has yet to feel the effects of mass tourism. The ancient Egyptians, one-time rulers during the reign of the so-called Black Pharaohs, oversaw the building of some of the finest cities and temples along the Sudanese Nile.

From the ancient pyramid cities of Meroe and Karima, to the natural cataracts of the Nile and the three deserts of northern Sudan – the Bayuda, the Nubian and the Western deserts – this vast and mysterious country cradles unique treasures within a dramatic desert landscape. It is not unusual to have most of the impressive archaeological sites to yourself, providing a sense of what it must have been like to be among the first explorers to visit these spectacular desert landscapes.

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Key facts

  • Capital Khartoum
  • Currency Sudanese pound (SDG)
  • Flying time from London 9 hours
  • Official language(s) Arabic, English
  • Time difference +3 GMT
  • Visa requirements Visa required for UK passport holders.

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Whether it be the colossal mausoleums and elaborate graves of the great and the good or eerie cemeteries and labyrinthine catacombs holding

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Lost treasures of… Ancient Nubia


28 Feb 17

Sudan is, as yet, undiscovered by mass tourism. Nigel Hosking returns astonished by the sights.

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