Join YPT for the ultimate Sudan experience! Visit the unknown land that is Sudan, with its magnificent yet very seldom visited pyramids. We’ll head back to civilization in Khartoum before boarding a flight taking us to Sudan’s breakaway offspring: South Sudan. There, we’ll be hanging out with Mundari herders, mingling with Dinkas and chilling with the Lotuko people!
During this tour, we will visit the capital city, Khartoum, and its numerous temples. We will then cross the white Nile and visit the second-biggest city, Omdurman, where we will explore the recent history of the country and the mahdist state which ruled before colonisation by the British.
We will then leave the cities in our hired 4WD cars to explore ruins of former glorious empires, including the Christian Kingdom of Makuria, the Necropolis of Napata and last but definitely not least, the pyramids of Meroe. While the pyramids in Egypt are now visited by thousands and thousands each years and can get very crowded, the pyramids of Meroe will be all ours! We shall camp right by them for a truly memorable night!
It will then be time for us to head back to civilisation, towards Khartoum airport to catch our flight toward Sudan’s southern breakaway brother: South Sudan. This tour includes a direct flight on one of the very hard to book semi-chartered flights from Sudan to South Sudan, allowing us to avoid transferring in Addis.
Our trip there starts with a full tour of the strange boom-town capital that is Juba. We will take in its limited sites but also witness the full melting-pot of cultures that is South Sudan.
Our trip then takes us to the incredible Mundari tribes, herders who literally live in the wild in symbiosis with their cattle. They are unmistakable by the fact that they cover their whole body in chalk-like makeup, making them look like ghosts. After visiting the Mundari, we will visit the Dinka, which are a majority in South Sudan. The Dinkas’ contribution to the struggle for independence was enormous, and here too we will spend a day mingling with them and truly seeing what their life is like. For those wishing to stay longer, Group B will have us encounter the Lotuko and Boya people. The Boya people are known for their beautiful scarification and piercings.
To see more of the MENA region join us in Iraqi Kurdistan directly before this tour !
Monday 16th November 2021 – Khartoum
Tuesday 17th November 2021 – Khartoum & Omdurman
Wednesday 18th November – Khartoum/Old Dongola/Kerma
Thursday 19th November – Tombus/Soleb
Friday 20th November 2021 Soleb – Karima
Saturday 21st November 2021 – Nuri/Meroe
Sunday 22nd November – Meroe/Khartoum
Monday 23rd November 2021 – Juba
Tuesday November 24th 2021 – Mundari Villages
Wednesday 25th November 2021 – Mundari Cattle Camp
Thursday 26th November – Juba
Friday 27th November 2021 – Dinka Cattle Camps
Saturday 28th November – Dinka Cattle Camps
Sunday 29th November – Juba/Torit END OF GROUP A
Monday 30th November – Illieu village on Imatong Mountain
Tuesday 1st December 2021 – Camp 15
Wednesday 2nd December : Boya Hills – Kapoeta
Thursday 3rd December: Kapoeta/Juba
Friday 4th December 2021
– Transportation to complete the itinerary
– Meals when outside of the capitals
– YPT tour leader and local guides
– Accommodation on a twin-share basis (hotels & camping)
– Flight between Khartoum and Juba
– Entry permit (for visa on arrival) and all required
permits for travel
– Flights to reach and leave the tour
– Visa fees ($100 USD in each country)
– Single supplement ($450, available when not camping)
– Meals in Juba and Khartoum
– Travel insurance (compulsory)
– Tips for local guides and drivers
– Personal spending
We have expert guides ready to help answer any questions you may have.