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Top 10 Places To Visit In Sudan

Following are the best 10 places to visit in Sudan, which will make your trip memorable:: 1. The Nubian Pyramids By the word pyramids, the images that come up to mind are the great massive structures of Egypt. Built 800 or so years later after Egypt with the same kind of expertise the pyramids of Meroe in the Nubian desert in Sudan

Shambe Nature Reserve

First gazetted way back in the mid-1980s, the Shambe National Park can be seen as the southern extension of the aforementioned Ez Zeraf Reserve. That makes it home to an important part of the White Nile River ecosystem; a place of curious oxbow lakes and pop-up flood plains. Animal wise, you’ll get all of the biodiversity of the larger park to the

Ez Zeraf Game Reserve

Winding and weaving northwards through the very heart of South Sudan, the White Nile River delves into the vast wetlands known as the Sudd.Between packs of zebras and mud-caked elephants, the area hosts some jaw-dropping scenery in its vast 1.6 million acres of land. There are the seasonally flooded forests to navigate on canoes, soggy grassland plains and more, all dotted

Radom National Park

Sprawled over the tenuous state lines where Sudan meets the Central African Republic, the protected reserves of the Radom National Park only find their way into South Sudan for a little part of their vast 1,250,000 hectares. However, that small section of reserve certainly counts, with visitors (and there are virtually none in these trying times) able to see endangered doka

Bandingilo National Park

Another great place to come and witness the breathtaking phenomenon of the annual migration of the white-eared kob, Bandingilo National Park is the natural jewel of the Equatoria region. Spread out over the riparian grass plains that stretch eastwards from the White Nile River, it’s a surprisingly accessible place – thanks largely to that proximity to the capital at Juba; and

Kidepo Game Reserve

The Kidepo Game Reserve is located in the southernmost depths of South Sudan.Contiguous with the famous Kidepo National Park in Uganda across the border, it’s a sea of greenery that extends for more than 1,200 square kilometers across the savannah grasslands and gallery woods of the region. One of the real pulls for would-be safari goers is the tame and human-friendly

Khatmiyya Mosque

At the base of the Taka Mountains is this spectacular mosque, centre of the Khatmiyya or Khatmiyah  Sufi sect. It's a lovely mudbrick building with a pointed octagonal minaret and a photogenic arcade of columns in the main prayer hall. Non-Muslims are quite welcome to take a peek about. Afterwards have a little scramble around the bizarre peaks of the

National Museum

This museum, the best in Sudan, has some breathtaking exhibits. The ground floor covers the rise and fall of the kingdoms of Kerma, Kush and Meroe. There's some stunning royal statues and perfectly preserved 3500-year-old artefacts from Kerma. Upstairs are numerous medieval Christian frescos removed from the ruined churches of Old Dongola and elsewhere. Outside are some temples rescued, Abu


A little south of Abri, for many travellers the wonderfully evocative Egyptian temple of Soleb is the highlight of the journey between Dongola and Wadi Halfa. It was built in the 14th century BC by Amenhotep III, the same pharaoh who gave us Luxor in Egypt, and the design and carvings are similar. It features a sanctuary and a hypostyle

Hamed El-nil Tomb

Every Friday afternoon you can see an incredible Sufi ritual, where a colourful local troupe of whirling dervishes belonging to the Sufi community stirs up the dust in worship of Allah, at this imposing mausoleum located in a large Islamic cemetery. Things start around 4.30pm (5pm in winter), but it doesn't really get going until about 5.30pm and they don't