Here Are All The Reasons Why Sudan Needs To Be On Your 2024 Travel Bucket-List


Sudan, the land of ancient civilisations and stunning natural landscapes has long been a hidden gem for travellers seeking adventure!

As more and more travellers are starting to discover the untapped beauty of this North African nation, now is the perfect time to plan a visit and explore all that Sudan has to offer.

From exploring the vibrant markets to camping by the Ancient Pyramids of Meroe and enjoying delicious cuisine, Sudan offers an unforgettable adventure for those willing to venture beyond the familiar.

Keep reading to take a closer look at what makes Sudan such a special destination, and why you should consider taking a tour to experience it for yourself – thanks to the help of Travel Sudan Tour’s available itineraries, guests can easily tap in and make these plans from RIGHT HERE.

Arriving In The City 

Arriving in Sudan means that you will land at Khartoum International Airport – the main airport serving the city which is located approximately 8km southeast of the city centre. 

This airport handles both domestic and international flights, from which several airlines operate including Sudan Airways, Turkish Airlines, Emirates, Qatar Airways, Ethiopian Airlines, and EgyptAir, among others.

Where do we start?

From visiting the confluence of the Blue and White Nile at Tuti Island to shopping at Souk Omdurman, visiting the Sudan National Museum and even witnessing the Nuba Wrestling at Haj Yusuf, the cities of Khartoum and Omdurman both have a lot to offer.

Luckily enough for you, Travel Sudan Tours currently has a whole list of attractions around the city and can organise day excursions for visitors to explore in a private car and learn from a personal guide.

Cruising The Nile 

The confluence of the Niles in Khartoum is a unique natural phenomenon where the Blue Nile and the White Nile, two of Africa’s longest and most significant rivers, meet and merge to form the mighty Nile River.

The two rivers flow for thousands of kilometres through Sudan before joining together at Khartoum, where the Blue Nile and the White Nile converge.

The confluence of the Niles in Khartoum is a popular tourist attraction and a symbol of Sudanese unity. Visitors can take boat rides to explore the meeting point of the two rivers and witness the contrast between the Blue Nile and White Nile. 

The site also has historical significance, as it was a major trading centre for centuries, and is home to several museums, including the Sudan National Museum and the Ethnographic Museum.



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Kassinger Islands 

The Fourth Cataract is an area in northern Sudan where the Nile River narrows and forms a series of rapids and waterfalls. 

Further North downstream from the cataract, you’ll be happy to come across Sai Island, which is known for its archaeological sites dating back to the ancient Nubian civilization.

Camp out at this beautiful natural island and soak in the absolute wonders of the world. 


Arkaweet, located in the eastern region of Sudan, is a must-visit destination throughout the year, regardless of the season. It boasts stunning landscapes and offers something for everyone, whether you’re an adventurous hiker or seeking a serene retreat.

Whether it’s mountain climbing or hiking, or being in search of a peaceful and tranquil environment, this is the right spot for you.

The first recognised National Park in Sudan

A must-visit when visiting Port Sudan! The coral reefs here are described to be the best in the world! Sanganeb consists of two halves, one side is dedicated to coral reefs whereas the other is known as Dungonab Bay and Mukkawar Island.

This pristine environment offers a sanctuary for diverse populations of seabirds, marine mammals, fish, sharks, turtles, and manta rays. Notably, the bay is home to a globally significant population of dugongs.

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The Holy Mountains of Barkal

Jebel Albarkal is a mountain located in Karima, a town in Northern Sudan. The mountain is considered to be a significant historical and religious site, and it was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2003.

Jebel Albarkal has been a sacred site for over 1,000 years, and it was the spiritual and political centre of the ancient Kingdom of Kush. The mountain was believed to be the dwelling place of the god Amun, and it was the site of the coronation of the Kings of Kush. Many temples and palaces were built on the mountain during the height of the Kushite civilization.

Today, visitors can explore the ruins of these ancient structures, including the Great Temple of Amun and the Temple of Mut. There are also many tombs and pyramids in the surrounding area, including the pyramids of Nuri and Kurru.

In addition to its historical and religious significance, Jebel Albarkal is also a stunning natural landmark. The mountain rises over 300 meters above the surrounding desert, offering panoramic views of the surrounding landscape. Visitors can hike to the mountain’s summit to take in these views and explore the ancient ruins.

Enjoy some Wildlife!

Dinder is one of the oldest parks in Africa and covers over 10,000 km² that features incredibly rich wildlife. Picture – monkeys, gazelles, deer and lions!

Located in southeastern Sudan, Dinder also features savannah grasslands, woodlands, and riverine forests.

The park is named after the Dinder River, which runs through it and provides a vital water source for the park’s wildlife.

Pyramids of Meroë 

Waking up to this view? Yes, please. 


The Pyramids of Meroe are known for their distinctive architectural style, which features steep angles and small, pointed tops. The pyramids are decorated with hieroglyphics and other inscriptions and have been recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. 

Driving up to Meroë takes around 4 to 4 and a half hours, so visitors can check out the pyramids before taking to a comfortable camp where they can spend the night. 

It doesn’t end there! 

While exploring the east bank of the Nile, you might as well drive to the Naqa Archeological Site and explore Apedamak Temple, Roman Kiosk and the Temple of Amun. 

Off to the Marrah Mountains

Jabal Marra is also a popular destination for eco-tourists and adventure seekers, with opportunities for hiking, camping, and wildlife watching.

Visitors can explore the volcanic peaks, waterfalls, and natural pools that dot the mountains, and learn about the rich cultural heritage of the indigenous communities that call this beautiful region home.

Interested in finding out more? We’re always sharing all our favourite places around Sudan on our Instagram! If you’re looking to book tours and explore the beauty of our country, you can always reach out to Travel Sudan Tours for a reliable and safe adventure by visiting their website or dropping them a message


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