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Post by Brian Yare »

I was looking at the possibility of a trip to the Sudan this autumn.

The flights are not much different in price to the ones to Egypt.

The best hotel in Khartoum seems to be the Acropole at about GB£70 single per night.

Visa, photo permit, registration, etc.

Then the cost of a trip to Meroe, Nuri, Dongola, etc.

I need a party of 8 to justify it ... and then a course in TTism.



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Cheaper accommodation in Khartoum is the German Guesthouse and they may offer tours.

Because independent tourism is difficult (if not close to impossible) group tours seem the way to go but not cheap.

If you have the time and money and can fit in with their schedules here are 2 tour companies: http://www.kermatravel.com/

http://www.archaeologicaltrs.com/contact.html

I think there is also a tour company which runs from Aswan.

Bring back up and charged camera batteries and the connections to charge the camera from a vehicle.

Good luck. Don't bring any alcohol!

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Kerma Travel looks interesting. The other link has no mention of Sudan although it does have Ethiopia.

But it has been many years since I last camped, and I have doubts about my fitness level for the tour. I would be interested to hear from anyone who has used Kerma Travel.

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It should be possible to do the main sites without proper camping, there is the tented camp at Meroe where you have a bathroom block and restaurant, etc. and the hotel at Gebel Barkel is OK. For the north (around Sai) you may need to stay in a local house.

I did a tour some years ago and George at the Acropole was very helpful, he also arranged visas when the embassy in London couldn't.

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I have heard nothing but good about the service from the Acropole. I will contact them to discuss possibilities this autumn. Thanks

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