In search of SudanKhartoum, Sudan

You possibly don’t know a whole lot about Sudan, but this is a country blessed with an extraordinary history and culture. Did you know, for instance, it has three times the number of pyramids found in Egypt?

A new history-focussed tour by Arcadia Expeditions – Sudan: The Three Niles – digs deep into this extraordinary and enigmatic country and explores its rich archeological sites and fascinating antiquity.

Lead by acclaimed historian, filmmaker and photojournalist David Adams, the expedition delves deep into the story of the Three Niles and the incredible cultures that grew around them.

History and culture buffs will be frothing as David explores the ancient course of the Yellow Nile, the Napatean fortress of Ghala Abu Hamed, and the UNESCO World Heritage-listed sites of Meroe and Jebel Barkal.

You’ll witness Sufi whirling dervishes, attend a Nubian wrestling match and get a behind-the-scenes tour of the National Museum.

Once all the artefacts have been studied, there’s downtime on Sudan’s rarely visited Red Sea coast aboard an Italian-owned schooner, where the days are spent exploring remote islands and pristine reefs.


The 25-day Sudan: The Three Niles tour starts at US$14,900 a person, twin share.

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