Wilayat Nahr an Nil Travel Guide

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    MUsawwarrat el Sofra
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    Pyramids at bejrawiya
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  • cross with the ferry

    Atbara Transportation

    Nowadays getting to Atbara is quite easy as there is a new tarmac road from Khartoum which takes about 4 hours. Unfortunately it is also used by heavy lorries bringing goods from Port Sudan to Khartoum, which can slow things a lot. In the past Atbara was the main place for the railway- either going north to Halfa, or east to Port Sudan, but it has...

  • the railway

    Atbara Transportation

    In the past the only easy way to get from Khartoum to Port Sudan was by rail via Atbara. Atbara was the HQ for the Sudan Railways Corp. The original rail system was laid by the British, and they made the bridge across the Atbara River which is still in use today for rail , road and pedestrians. However, the bridge is narrow and a new bridge is...

  • The River Atbara

    Atbara Things to Do

    The River Atbara is the last tributary to feed into the Nile. It is seasonal in that the volume increases from June until the end of September. Four times each decade there will be a high flood which causes devastation.It is pleasant to sit beside the river, even to watch the ferry crossing. This tranquil scene has a darker side, though.In the...



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  • see the Temple of Hathor at Nagaa

    Shendi Things to Do

    The first monument to see on arrival at Nagaa is the Temple of Hathor [formerly called the Roman kiosk] a small square structure built in the Roman style of the 2nd. Or 3rd. Century AD. It is in a better state of preservation than the other monuments, though the roof is missing.Besides there are numerous mounds which are the remains of several...

  • See the temples at Nagaa

    Shendi Things to Do

    Nagaa is an interesting archaeological site. It has a well preserved Temple of Hathor, and several less well preserved Egyptian temples. The structure of the temples is still visible though much of the stone work has fallen. One building with pylon type entrance is in good condition,with a single chamber behind and the remains of a portico in...

  • A poem

    Shendi Favorites

    .The Pyramids at Begrawiya. Vivid blood-red sun peeks over the horizonTurns the desert Gold, Pale lemon, grey.Flat topped massifs, pink and violetRanges, heaps of heat-eroded stoneHills float on a sea of mirage.Umbrella trees in rows and rowsLemon-frosted grasses at their feet.And trails of 'hundel', bitterest of fruitsNo use except to fix the...


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