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Martin Hosie By: Martin Hosie August 10th, 2022

The Pyramids of Meroë: : A Tourist's Guide

In Sudan | Destination Guides

The Pyramids of Meroë in Sudan are some of the most magnificent and awe-inspiring structures in the world. Built over 2,000 years ago, these massive pyramids tower over the desert, their imposing size and grandeur a testament to the power and wealth of the ancient kingdom of Kush.

Martin Hosie By: Martin Hosie August 10th, 2022

The Best Places to Visit in Khartoum

In Sudan | Destination Guides

Sudan is a land of great beauty and rich culture. It is a country that has been through a lot but is still standing strong. If you are looking for a country to travel to that is off the beaten path, then Sudan is the perfect place for you.

Martin Hosie By: Martin Hosie November 11th, 2023

Exploring Wadi Halfa: An Unforgettable Journey through Sudan

In Sudan | Destination Guides

Wadi Halfa is a small town in northern Sudan on the banks of Lake Nubia. It is a remote and isolated place with a fascinating history and culture. The ancient Egyptians first settled in the town and built a temple to the god Horus there. Later, it became an important trading post for merchants travelling between Egypt and Nubia. In modern times, Wadi Halfa has become an important border crossing between Sudan and Egypt.

Martin Hosie By: Martin Hosie December 12th, 2023

Uncover the Hidden Gem: A Comprehensive Travel Guide to Tuti Island, Khartoum

In Sudan | Destination Guides

Imagine a haven between the radiant Blue Nile and the tranquil White Nile. That's Tuti Island, a captivating snapshot of pristine landscapes and mesmerizing beauty tucked away in Sudan's capital city, Khartoum.

For globetrotters who've dared to veer off the mainstream trail, exploring Tuti Island is not just an excursion; it's a leap into the well-kept secrets of Khartoum's rich heritage and riveting culture. 

Martin Hosie By: Martin Hosie December 12th, 2023

Explore the Charms of Eastern Sudan: A Comprehensive Travel Guide to Kassala & Taka Mountains

In Sudan | Destination Guides

Prepare for a magical journey as you traverse the entertaining and charming corner of Eastern Sudan known as Kassala State. With its vibrant local culture, fascinating history, distinct Sudanese architecture, and the majestic Gash River flowing gracefully through the veins of Kassala town, it's no wonder that Kassala catches the fancy of many travel aficionados.

Located in Eastern Sudan, bordering Eritrea and Ethiopia, Kassala is a bustling market town that can provide memorable scenes and experiences reminiscent of Khartoum, the capital, making it an absolute must-visit.

Martin Hosie By: Martin Hosie February 9th, 2024

Enchanting Suakin Island: Sudan's Forgotten Jewel

In Sudan | Destination Guides

Located just off the coast of Sudan lies a hidden gem steeped in history and adorned by the captivating allure of the Red Sea - Suakin Island. Previously the centrepiece of the Red Sea coast's rich heritage, Suakin, or Sawakin, as it's known locally, is a must-see destination on your Sudanese itinerary. Get ready to dip your toes into the crystal clear waters and unravel the island's captivating history.

Martin Hosie By: Martin Hosie February 12th, 2024

Captivating Glimpse into the Serene Beauty of Kerma, Sudan

In Sudan | Destination Guides

As the sun paints the ancient city of Kerma in golden light, prepare to embark on a journey through Sudan's captivating past. Kerma is a treasure trove of historical wonders, boasting a 4,500-year heritage that whispers tales of the mighty Kingdom of Kerma. Crumbling tombs and exquisite artefacts narrate the story of a resilient culture shaped by time, while the majestic Nile, a silent witness to its rise and fall, cradles the remnants of empires long forgotten.

But Kerma is more than just whispers of the past. Vibrant markets thrum with life, the Nile's turquoise waters dance with bird song, and the vast desert whispers stories of a people who continue to thrive. Join us as we uncover the secrets of ancient tombs, marvel at architectural feats, and soak in the warmth of a culture that refuses to fade into the sands of time. Buckle up and prepare to lose yourself in the magic of Kerma, a captivating crossroads of past and present.

Martin Hosie By: Martin Hosie February 12th, 2024

Explore Dinder National Park: A Breathtaking Ecosystem Near Khartoum, Sudan

In Sudan | Destination Guides

The Dinder National Park is a jewel in Sudan's crown. Established in 1935 following the London convention of 1933, it serves as a key ecological site. This park, spread over an area that covers about 7,000 square kilometres, is not only one of the largest parks in Africa but is also considered a significant national park for Sudan. National Geographic bestows it with the honour of being a protected Biosphere Reserve, underlining its importance and need for conservation.

The Park hosts three distinct ecosystems - wetland, savannah, and woodland. The wetland ecosystem is largely formed by the meanders and oxbows of the Dinder and Rahad rivers that navigate through it. These rivers and their tributaries serve as a water source, especially during the most severe part of the dry season. Savannah expresses the Park's semi-arid nature, while the woodland ecosystem provides shelter for many large mammal species.

Martin Hosie By: Martin Hosie April 3rd, 2024

Experience the Wild Essence: A Journey through Boma and Badingilo National Parks

In Sudan | Destination Guides

Stretch your eyes across the vast expanses of one of Africa's largest national parks, Boma. This park is larger than the many times more famous Kruger and Ruaha parks but equally, if not more, captivating. This park serves as the stage for the largest mammal migration on Earth. Millions of animals migrate every dry season, transforming the landscape into a sea of moving creatures, chiefly the White-Eared Kob and antelope. This spectacle, comparable only to the renowned Serengeti migration, promises to amaze you.

Martin Hosie By: Martin Hosie June 10th, 2024

Discover Gebel Barkal: The Unseen Beauty of Napatans in Sudan

In Sudan | Destination Guides

Nestled on the right bank of the Nile, this historical treasure is located about 400 km North of Khartoum, Sudan's capital. It was once the religious hub of the Napatan Kingdom, dating back to the 8th century BC.

The place radiates a special reverence, as the kings and queens of old believed that Jebel Barkal had been strongly associated with God Amun, the Egyptian deity. They called Napata the sacred mountain, and it became the spiritual nucleus for the Nubian and Egyptian people.

The magical components of this place don't end here. In recognition of its captivating past, UNESCO inscribed Gebel Barkal and the sites of the Napatan region on the World Heritage list in 2003. It is now one of the revered world heritage sites that narrate tales of the bygone eras as much through their archaeological remnants as through their silent, age-old spirit.

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