Discover Sudan!

Where we go

The tours of Discover Sudan! take you to the north of the country i.e. roughly the area between Khartoum and the Egyptian border. Our itineraries follow the lifeline of the Nile, but we also venture into the vast savannah and desert areas east and west of it.

Our itineraries include all major archaeological sites in Sudan, but we also head for many rarely visited places.

Moreover, we visit several sights in eastern Sudan, primarily in combination with diving add-ons. 

 

Amara West

Amara West is a town site about 100 kilometres south of the Second Cataract. It was founded under Pharaoh Seti I and served as the administrative centre of the southern part of the Nubian province in the later New Kingdom. Read more ...

Bayuda Wüste

Die Bayuda-Wüste ist das Gebiet südlich der Großen Biegung des Nils. Archäologische Beweise zeigen, dass die Bayuda menschliche Besetzung aus der alten Steinzeit durch fast alle Perioden der Geschichte gesehen hat. Weiterlesen ...

Dangeil

Dangeil is situated just upstream of the Fifth Cataract, 320 kilometres north of Khartoum. It is the site of an urban settlement of the Meroitic period. Its most important monument is a temple of Amun built in the 1st century AD. Read more ...

Erkowit

Erkowit is a kind of Sudanese Davos. It is situated 40 kilometres from the shores of the Red Sea in the Red Sea Mountains at a breath-taking altitude of 1100 metres. Due to this location, it boasts a unique flora and fauna. Read more ...

Hajar al-Merwa

Hajar al-Merwa is a huge quartzite outcrop just above the Great Nile Bend. It carries the famous boundary inscriptions of Thutmose I and Thutmose III which mark the southernmost extension of Pharaonic Egypt. Read more ...

Jebel Dosha

Jebel Dosha is a picturesque sandstone promontory right beside the Nile, between Soleb and Sedeinga. It features a rock-cut chapel of Pharaoh Thutmose III and several rock inscriptions of New Kingdom date. Read more ...

Kawa

Kawa liegt zwischen dem Dritten und Vierten Katarakt auf dem Ostufer des Nil, gegenüber der moderen Stadt Dongola. Das wichtigste Monument des Fundplatzes ist ein großer Amuntempel, der unter dem kuschitischen Herrscher Taharqo errichtet wurde. Weiterlesen  ...

Kerma

Kerma, at the southern end of the Third Cataract, was the centre of the major Bronze Age culture in the Middle Nile valley. The site comprises an urban agglomeration, a vast cemetery and a Pharaonic town. Read more ...

Masida

Masida is situated above the Third Cataract in an area enclosed by a sharp eastward turn in the river, eight kilometres away from the Nile. The site features a small medieval church built high up in the rocks. Read more ...

Meroe

The UNESCO World Heritage site of Meroe is situated about 200 kilometres northeast of Khartoum. It became the capital of the Kushite Kingdom at the onset of the Meroitic period, about 300 BC. Read more ... 

Naga

Naga is situated about 110 kilometres northeast of Khartoum and 30 kilometres east of the Nile, on the banks of Wadi Awateib. Naga houses some of best preserved relics of the Meroitic period. Read more ...

Nubia and the Nubian people

Nubia is a geographical term as well as the designation of a people. Nubians live in the Nile valley in southern Egypt and northern Sudan. Read more ...

Old Dongola

Old Dongola is located at the downstream end of the Great Nile Bend. It was the capital of the medieval Kingdom of Makuria. Its exposed remains include several churches, a monastic complex and part of the royal quarters. Read more ...

Port Sudan

Port Sudan is Sudan's major port on the Red Sea. Its development started in the early 20th century under British rule. The town is still characterised by its colonial beginnings, with many old buildings being preserved. Read more ...

Sai Island

Sai Island is situated between the Second and Third Nile Cataracts. It has a very long and rich occupational history, with sites of the Kerma, Pharaonic, medieval and Islamic periods. Read more ...

Sedeinga

Sedeinga is located 13 kilometres north of Soleb, on the west bank of the Nile. Its main monument is a temple built by Amenhotep III, dedicated to Queen Tiye as a manifestation of the Eye of Ra. Read more ...

Shalfak

Shalfak is an Egyptian fortress on an island in the Second Cataract area. It was built under Senusret III. It is one of a chain of 17 fortresses with which the Middle Kingdom pharaohs secured Egypt's southern frontier. Read more ... 

Tanqasi

Tanqasi is a modern village about 15 kilometres downstream from Jebel Barkal on the southern bank of the Nile. The nearby post-Meroitic cemetery features numerous monumental tumuli. Read more ...

Uronarti

Uronarti is an Egyptian fortress on an island in the Second Cataract area. It was built under Senusret III. It is one of a chain of 17 fortresses with which the Middle Kingdom pharaohs secured Egypt's southern frontier. Read more ... 

Wad ban Naga

Wad ban Naga is an urban site of the Meroitic period, situated about 120 kilometres northeast of Khartoum. Its main monument is the remains of a royal palace, which was possibly built by Queen Amanishakheto. Read more ...

Zuma

Zuma is a modern village about 20 kilometres downstream from Jebel Barkal on the northern bank of the Nile. The nearby post-Meroitic cemetery contains numerous impressive tumuli. Read more ...