Northern Sudan is rich in culture and steeped in a fascinating past that makes it a unique and enchanting destination. The country was home to the Nubians who were once the enemies of the ancient Egyptians and ruled during the reign of the so-called Black Pharaohs. In October 2019 I undertook a two-week round trip in the north of Sudan. Our small travel group visited a number of archaeological sites along the River Nile as well as the three deserts of Northern Sudan: the Bayuda Desert, the Nubian Desert and the Western Desert.
Three young women sitting in front of the Kerma Museum, Northern Sudan
Veiled teacher at school, Bayuda Desert
Bisharin nomad girl at school, Bayuda Desert
Landscape Bayuda Desert, Northern Sudan
SUDAN TOUR, 2019
Among the many highlights of my visit to Sudan were a visit to the Bisharin nomads in the Bayuda Desert, the Soleb Temple at sunset, a visit to the pyramids of Meroë, probably the most famous archaeological site in Sudan, and the colourful, whirling Sufi dervishes in the capital Khartoum.
This tour in October 2019 was organized by Diamir, Germany and led by the Austrian tour guide Karin Scheidhammer.
Participation in lessons at a school in the Bayuda Desert. The teacher lectured about the importance of water for the people of the region.