Top tourist attractions in Sudan

Lake-nasser

Lake Nasser is located within 778 km from Khartoum northern Sudan. The lake is known to be one of the largest man-made lakes in the world covering and Sudan takes 17% of the lake. It covers a total surface area of 5,250 km2 and has a storage capacity of some 132 km3 of water.

National Museum

Sudan’s National Museum is located on El Neel Avenue in Khartoum. National Museum houses great historical antiquities and artifacts of Sudanese history such as Kingdom of Kush and ancient Nubia. There are temples which were reconstructed in the yard of the museum and an artificial lake to symbolize the original site of the temples.

Jebel_Barkal_Pyramids

Jebel Barkal is located within 400 km north of Khartoum, in Karima town in Northern State Sudan on a large bend of the Nile River in the region of Nubia. Standing at 98 m tall with a flat top, Jebel Barkal served as a royal cemetery.

Dinder National Park

Dinder National Park is located within 432 km from Khartoum. The park covers 6,475 sq km) southeast of Khartoum on the Ethiopian border and is one of the largest in Africa. There are many species of wild animals, including lion, giraffe, leopard, kudu, bushbuck and antelope and birds such as guinea fowl, vulture, pelican, stork, kingfisher and the beautiful crown crane.

Pyramids of Meroe

Meroe Pyramids are located in the North-East of Sudan near the banks of the Nile. There are close to two hundred pyramids in a relatively small area, the ancient burial site of the Merotic Kingdom. The first of the Meroe Pyramids were built about 800 years after the last Egyptian pyramids were completed. These brick-built and steep-sided pyramids sprout in groups of a dozen at a time.

Red Sea

Red Sea is found within 822 km from Khartoum. Red sea is known of transparency of its water, the variety of its fish and the charm of its marine gardens and coral reefs. 50km north of Port Sudan are just three centres from which to explore the coast with beautiful resort in the coastal mountains and is famed for its evergreen vegetation.

Port Sudan

Located along the Red Sea is the main port city in the country within 1,319 km from Khartoum. Port Sudan is well known for its excellent beaches and scuba diving sites and a popular departure point for crossing the Red Sea to Jeddah in Saudi Arabia. Port Sudan is also served by the Port Sudan International Airport offering flights from Khartoum, Cairo and Dubai.

Nuba Mountains

Nuba Mountains area located in South Kordofan within 548 km from Khartoum. The mountains cover an area roughly 64 km wide by 145 km long and are 450 to 900 metres. The area is home to a group of indigenous ethnic groups known collectively as the Nuba peoples and home to the kingdom of Taqali that controlled the hills of the mountains until their defeat by Mahdi Muhammad Ahmad.

Jebel Marra

Jebel Marra is located within 782 km from Khartoum standing at 3,088m and is the highest peak in the Darfur region of western Sudan. This volcanic field covers a broad area of the Marra Mountains and contains lava flows. The northern part of the volcanic field displays lava plugs and spines forming residual inselbergs and young basaltic scoria cones.

Marrah Mountains

Marrah Mountain is situated within 160 km west-southwest of Al-Fāshir  in western Sudan.Marrah is a range of volcanic peaks created by a massif that rises up to 3,000 m. It is located in the center of the Darfur region of Sudan. The highest point is Deriba Caldera. The upper reaches of the massif is a small area of temperate climate with high rainfall and permanent springs of water.

Khartoum and Omdurman

Khartoum was built on convergence of the Blue and White Niles: Omdurman to the north-west across the White Nile, North Khartoum and Khartoum itself on the southern bank of the Blue Nile. Khartoum was established as a military outpost in 1821 and in 1834 it became the capital of the Sudan and many explorers from Europe used it as a base for their African expeditions.

Old Dongola

Old Dongola is a deserted town in Sudan located on the east bank of the Nile opposite the Wadi Al-Malik with 729 km from Khartoum. This is an important city in medieval Nubia and the departure point for caravans west to Darfur and Kordofan.

Suakin Island

Suakin Island is situated 58 km south of Port Sudan and this was once a major trading centre, particularly in the 19th century, during the boom years of slavery. Currently it known for its unique architecture made of coral. The island is linked to the mainland by means of a causeway.

Shendi

Shendi is located within 150 km north of Khartoum. Shendi is a good base for seeing a bit of desert as well as temples of the Meroe culture and historic bustling trading center. The pyramids of Meroe are 40 km north of Shendi and sites of Naqa and Musawarat is about 50 km south of Shendi.

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