Sudan Off The Beaten Path

  • Sabaloqa view
    Sabaloqa view
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  • Sabaloqa
    Sabaloqa
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  • the resort from the boat
    the resort from the boat
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Sudan Off The Beaten Path

  • Sabaloqa, The Sixth Cataract

    The Sixth Cataract at Sabaloqa is the last of the cataracts when travelling up the Nile. It is about 2 hours drive from Khartoum, depending on traffic and finding a good guide when you reach the Tourist Police Security sign. It is essential to have a local guide as finding the way is not easy. Head for the end of the range of hills, and then turn...

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  • Visit Khartoum as a tourist

    Khartoum in itself is about as far off the beaten path as you can get. Most tourists arrive by plane and jump on another heading to Port Sudan to meet up with a dive boat to take them out on the Red Sea

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  • Jebel Moya

    Jebel Moya is the site of an early settlement. It was explored by the Wellcome Trust.Although the site is not far from the Sennar-Kosti road, it is not easily accessible. It involves a scramble or climb up to the mountain where the site is. Nothing remains to be seen of the graves, except in places an oval of stones, but there is a building where...

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  • east bank of the Blue Nile

    The eastern bank of the Blue Nile is somewhat off the main transport route still, although roads are under construction. The new bridge linking Khartoum and Hag Yousif makes access to the villages along the east bank easier, but still the villages are not generally visited. The area east of the Nile is generally called the Butana. the only...

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  • Leave Kharthoum, If You Can

    Most people miss anything outside Karthoum. This could have something to do with the tragic civil war, roaming bands of guerillas, or simply the local government's reticence to issue passes to unsuspecting tourists. Still, if you must go to Sudan and you have your insurance in good order, anything at all is better than the heat and stench and...

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  • Off the beaten track

    The main travel route is from Egypt along the Nile down to Khartoum and on to Ethiopia or the other way round. All other destinations are off the beaten track. Expect to enjoy some exhausting slow travelling probably you will be the only foreigner in most of the places.

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  • Refugee camps

    All around the outskirts of Khartoum, we came across refugee camps such as this one. As well as its own displaced persons from the civil was in the south of the country and the genocide in Darfur, over one million refugees have flocked to Sudan from neighbouring Chad and Ethiopia, fleeing war and famine.Returning to Khartoum from the desert, we...

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  • 99% of the country

    Sudan has very few tourists - there really is no 'beaten path' to speak of. However, most tourists who do come are simply passing through - Sudan is on the route of both the Cairo-Capetown and East-West Africa overland routes.As a result, most people come up along the Nile to Khartoum and then over to Ethiopia, or across from Chad through Darfur...

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  • The entire country can be...

    The entire country can be described as 'off the beaten path' i suppose! A lovely spot i discovered that i am sure not a lot of foreigners have seen was the Fagongo Mountains, on the road between Kosti and Sennar. They are just a few heaps of rock really, sticking out of the totally flat landscape as if someone had dropped them there by accident....

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  • SANDMATTING:On local...

    SANDMATTING:On local transport it's unlikely that you're going to be put into a situation where you have to dig your vehicle out. However, if you're travelling from Chad solo and have hitched a ride on a truck or you're like me on a paid overland adventure then you'll definately encounter some soft spots where sand mats have to be used or as with...

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  • I guess I can say whole Sudan...

    I guess I can say whole Sudan is 'Off the beaten path'. Not many tourists goes there. Guess it has to do with the general image of Sudan: War, famine etc.Certainly these things takes place in parts of the country but Sudan is Africas biggest country and in most places in the north life goes on peacefully. I never had problems but you need some...

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  • Al Salam Rotana Hotel

    Africa Road, P.O. Box 12290, Khartoum, Sudan

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Mercure Port Sudan

    This is an excellent hotel with clean and comfortable rooms, everything that you would want. The...

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  • Burj Al-Fateh Hotel

    The Corinthia Hotel is a landmark along the Nile in the in the heart of Khartoum’s commercial...

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  • Baasher Hotel

    Port Sudan, 79800, Sudan

    Good for: Solo

  • 5M Hotel

    I just spent 14 days in 5M-hotel and if you leave a hotel after two weeks with a smile on your face,...

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  • Samarmaz Hotel

    Cornich St, Port Sudan, 79800, Sudan

    Satisfaction: Excellent

  • Grand Holiday Villa Khartoum

    In khartoum we stayed In the Grand Holiday Villa Hotel for two nights before we started our trip to...

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  • Sudan Red Sea Resort

    First of all please excuse some of my pics..not the best. The day I arrived it rained earlier in the...

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  • Taka Hotel

    Abdel Monim Street, South of Gandoul Circus, Khartoum, 79800, Sudan

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

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