Sudan: hidden ethnic and archaeological treasures

Why Sudan?

Sudan is a giant, but not as giant as it used to be. South Sudan became a separate country in 2011 and Sudan is half its size nowadays. Still, Sudan is one Africa’s biggest countries and an interesting and highly recommendable destination to visit. Few foreigners have heard of the ancient Kingdom of Kush, walked among the isolated pyramids of Meroe (far more numerous and yet less crowded than those in neighbouring Egypt) or witnessed entranced the whirling Sufi dervishes of Omdurman. Yet those who do make it here are invariably enchanted by Sudan's easy-going nature, its varied, fascinating history and the warm welcome they receive unexpectedly from the Sudanese people. Besides the evident attractive of Meroe and the Desert, Sudan offers many more attractions of the beaten track and where few tourists venture. Here is where Last Places can offer you its ‘savoir faire’.

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Also known as Nubian.

Population & Ecosystem
1 million Nuba, divided into more the fifty different tribes live in the Nuba Mountains (North and South Kordofan). The Nuba Mountains are rocky, with cultivable hill slopes and valleys. Though they dominate the landscape, the area covered by the hills themselves is less than a third of the total area of the Nuba Mountains; the remainder of the land is extensive clay plains, some forested, some farmed. It is some of the most fertile land in Sudan-a fact that is both a blessing and a curse to the Nuba. While drought-induced famine is almost unknown in the Nuba Mountains, the fertile soils have also attracted the attention of outsiders.

Economy & Society
The Nuba are mountain agriculturists, with hill terraces and larger cultivations on the plains. Their main crops are millet, sesame, corn (maize), groundnuts (peanuts), beans, onion Read More

Festivals of Sudan

Sudan Gerewol
The Gerewol also written Guerewol is an annual courtship ritual competition among the Falata people of Sudan. Young men dressed in elaborate ornamentation and made up in traditional face painting gather in lines to dance and sing, vying for the attentions of marriageable young women. The Gerewol occurs each year as the traditionally nomadic Falata cattle herders gather in one point before dispersing on their dry season pastures.

At the end of the rainy season, mid-October, the Falata gather in a sp Read More

Dinder National Park 
Dinder National Park is Sudan’s biggest protected area with 10.000 km² and probably the only place to spot wild animals in the country. This Biosphere Reserve is located in south-eastern Sudan, and is connected to Ethiopia's Alatash National Park. Recent investigations (2018) point that there could be as many as 183 lions and 198 hyenas living in Dinder National Park. These lions are of conservation interest because they almost certainly belong to the subspecies found in Asia and West, Central, and North Africa. Researchers in Dinder National Park have also sighted 24 different m Read More
Sudan Visa
A valid passport and a visa are required for travel to Sudan. Applications for visas can be made in advance in the travelers’ home country or in the nearest Sudan Embassy. There is also the possibility of obtaining the Visa upon arrival.  Last Places assists all travelers that need any type of help applying for the visa upon arrival or at the embassy. We recommend that passports be valid for six months from date of arrival.

Vaccines and Travel Health in Sudan
A valid yellow fever vaccination certificate is essential for entry to Sudan. Malaria is prevalent in the country. It is wise Read More

Sudan: Nuba Mountains & Black Pharaohs

Sudan is one of Africa’s biggest countries and a great tourist destination. In this trip we combine the natural beauty of the Wild and unexplored South to meet several ethnic minorities among who the mythic Nuba outstand with the North’s unique archaeological site of Meroe. We will listen to the stories of black mountain kings and black pharaohs thanks to expert guides that will transport us in time.

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Sudan: Tribus Nuba, Faraones Negros y Mar Rojo

Last Places presenta una expedición única y exclusiva  de la mano del Antropólogo y especialista en turismo en Africa Joan Riera.
Dedicado a aquell@s viajer@s interesad@s en la historia, la arqueología, la etnología y la naturaleza.
A aquell@s que ya han visto mucho mundo aunque todavía les quedan por descubrir países y lugares inéditos, sin turismo de masas , donde sentirse viajeros que no turistas.
Un viaje original, sorpresivo, genuino, misterioso, atrevido, con su punto de aventura, pero sin perder la comodidad.
Tendremos como anfitriones a las Tribus Nuba. Sentiremos el pulso de la mítica Khartoum. Exploraremos yacimientos arqueológicos Patrimonio de la Humanidad.  Disfrutaremos de un mar con toda la paleta de los azules. Y escucharemos relatos sobre un pasado remoto y un presente en el que, en algunos casos, todavía se vive al margen del mundo actual.

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