Sudan's history goes back to the Pharaonic period, from the Kingdom of Kerma (c. 2500–1500 BC), to the Egyptian New Kingdom (c. 1500 BC–1070 BC) and the rise of the Kingdom of Kush (c. 785 BC–350 AD), which would in turn control Egypt itself for nearly a century.
More recently, Sudan has been the stage for Christian kingdoms, Ottomon empire and British colonialism until independence in 1956.
Sudan would fall under three decades of Omar al-Bashir's dictatorship until the Sudanese Revolution which ousted him from power in 2019.
With such a diverse range of influences from ancient monuments to culture, religion and shifting geographical centres of rule, Sudan has a multitude of stories to explore.
Although most often associated with vast swathes of desert, Sudan's landscapes range from the fertile green river banks of the Nile River, the stone peaks of the Taka Mountains, long stretches of Red Sea coastline, and of course - those iconic stretches of desert perfect for a wild campout under the stars.
One of the best things about going on an ISHKAR trip is the group of people with whom you travel. Our trips attract informed, critically minded and adventurous people from all around the world.
Some of you will be drawn by the prospect of spending time in the remote wilderness, others will be drawn by the chance to learn about a fascinating and poorly understood part of the world.
We get to know everyone who applies to our trips over the phone. In this way we can curate groups guaranteed to enjoy sharing this extraordinary experience together. What unites everyone is the same curious spirit and desire to get far away from the typical tourist trails.
We plan to travel with a minimum of 4 people and a maximum of 8 people in order to make this trip possible.
The price for this once in a lifetime trip is $4990. The price will include all food, transport and accommodation whilst in country. We will be assisted by guides who know the region inside out, providing access to a multitude of insights on Sudan.
A 20% deposit of $1000 secures your place on this departure.
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We are uncompromising when it comes to the safety and security of our travellers and will not hesitate to alter plans or cancel trips due to changing security dynamics.
Through working with our team of local guides we are able to stay abreast of any changes to the security situation if there were any.
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ISHKAR Team Member
Your ISHKAR point of contact for the trip is Clare Doolan. If you have any queries about the trip:
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Clare Doolan ~ Head of Travel
For the past fifteen years, Clare has dedicated her personal and professional life to travel, looking for the backstory of places that get overlooked by guidebooks and google maps. Before joining ISHKAR, she spent a decade developing travel experiences for Botswana and Zimbabwe’s high-end safari industry. Though Clare has travelled widely across every continent other than Antarctica, she’s most fond of forays into Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia.
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01 / Meroë Pyramids
Watch as the dawn's first light washes over the Pyramids of Meroë, surrounded by the solitary desert landscapes that inspired their build to begin with.
02 / Sufi Dervishes
Break into the rhythm of the whirling dervishes at sundown in Omdurman for a full immersion in Sufism.
03 / The Nile
Follow the Nile north, from the meeting point of the Blue and White Nile, to Jebel Barkal where views of date palm plantations, ancient temples and pyramids collide.
04 / Nubian Villages
Experience the contrasts between architecture, tradition and interpretations of Islam.