14 days

From £6,295

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Summary

Have you ever wanted to gaze upon archaeological sites as the first Egyptologists once did? Join us exploring the hidden civilisations of Sudan, ancient Kush and Nubia, lords of the upper Nile and at times, rulers of Egypt itself. We follow the path of the life-giving River Nile as it winds through the Sahara Desert in Sudan, exploring the remnants of Meroitic and other civilisations along the river valley.

Sudan is a special country, fed by the eternal waters of the White and Blue Niles, for millennia the conduit between Egypt and sub-Saharan Africa. Trade, warriors, architecture, religion have all passed by, and we will see the impact of this kaleidoscope of civilisations in the historic and modern cultures of this expansive country. Sudan sprawls from Red Sea to Sahara Desert. We shall visit the Nile valley, the heart of this realm, whose control extended beyond any of the great ancient Egyptian empires. Beginning and ending in Khartoum the capital, we will explore northwards along the Nile valley to see an extraordinary range of sites and successive civilisations of great continuity over some five millennia. Desert roads, ferryboats, granite mountains, make up a fantastic odyssey through one of the Africa’s most striking places, a chance to see great sites of the Nile as the first Egyptologists once did.

Tour highlights:

  • Take in the Pyramids and the Royal Necropolis at Meroë
  • View impressive petroglyphs in Wadi Sebu
  • The sights and sounds of the historic and bustling capital city, Khartoum
  • The beautiful temple of Amenhotep III at Soleb
  • The grandeur of the mighty Nile that links our story together

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£6,295

Deposit: £500 Single supplement: £1,095

Includes flights

Keeping you safe on your next tour

  • FREE 'Travel Safe' kits for every traveller
  • COVID-19 insurance
  • Enhanced Health and Safety audits
  • Distanced seating on coaches
  • 'Get me home' service and private airport transfers
  • COVID protocols at our hotels, and aboard our cruise ships
  • Flexible balance payment date and COVID-friendly refund conditions
  • COVID-testing and medical training for tour staff
  • Constant monitoring and post-tour tracing
Meet your Experts

Dr Jacke Phillips

Guide Lecturer

A specialist in the archaeology of Sudan and Ethiopia, Dr Jacke Phillips is a Research Associate at the Centre of African Studies, SOAS, University of London and Affiliated Scholar at the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, University of Cambridge.

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Egyptian Soleb Temple
Tour dates & prices

Included in your cost:

  • Expert Guide Lecturer
  • Accommodation
  • Entries to all sites as per the itinerary
  • Meals as per the itinerary, tea or coffee with dinner
  • Professional Tour Manager
  • All taxes & gratuities
  • Field notes
  • Local travel aboard a private air-conditioned coach or 4WD vehicle as required by the itinerary
Tour Departure Tour ID Departure date Return Date Guided by Price Deposit Single supplement Availability
24 February 2022 ASUD220224 24 February 2022 (Thursday) 9 March 2022 (Wednesday) Dr Jacke Phillips £5,995
(inc. flights)
£500 £995 Book your trip
17 November 2022 ASUD221117 17 November 2022 (Thursday) 30 November 2022 (Wednesday) Dr Jacke Phillips £6,295
(inc. flights)
£500 £1,095 Book your trip
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