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Stuck in the desert

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Facts: 1. A river has two banks 2. From Dongola to Wadi Halfa along the Nile is approximately 400 km 3. There’s a new road from Dongola to Wadi Halfa 4. After Dongola there’s no bridge to cross the Nile…

A Lindikhaya Clandestine

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       So this was it, the end of the road for me. It had begun on the Nile in dusty Khartoum and finished here in a small corner of chaotic Addis Ababa in a gracious home with a…

Walking the Nile with Levison Wood

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Notes below were taken from Leek News – more photographs can be found on Facebook and Twitter Captain Lev Wood will walk the NileFull Credit and Photos Go to Cheadle and Post Times posted 28 November 2013 Crocodiles, land…

The dreamliner

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I woke up early with both excitement and anticipation for the crossing into Egypt , I was to meet Mazaar later in the morning to hopefully load Victoria and I on the same ferry  , as well  as process all…

Soaking up The Sudan

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We left for The Sudan after a restless night , I was worried about the time it would take to firstly get to the border , secondly how long the crossing would take and lastly would I make it up…

Along the Nile, from Nubia to Egypt

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Leaving Karima at dawn, we headed for Dongola, about 400km short of Wadi Halfa – where we would then ship our bikes across Lake Nasser to Egypt. We had originally planned to take the long route from Karima to Dongola,…

Salaam Aleikum! – Welcome to Sudan

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We had arrived at the Ethiopian-Sudanese border very early – before 11am – and were also lucky with the speed of the proceedings: Even though the Ethiopian customs officer actually made us unpack several bags (a first! I know, we…

The Crossing

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Day: 232 KLMS: 35,820 Lake Nasser, the largest man-made lake in the world, some 550 km long and 35 km across at its widest point, it forms the watery divide between Sudan and Egypt and is the setting for our…

Sudan

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Day: 229 KLMS: 35,820 Crossing from Ethiopia into Sudan is like stepping out of a packed, noisy bar into a quiet, empty side-street. As you cross the border line, the throng of people seem to just disappear and the noise…

Lake Nasser Ferry Crossing Egypt to Sudan

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We used our African eMaps to drive south Egypt, Aswan and then arrange to catch the ferry to Wadi in northern Sudan, crossing via the lake Nasser ferry. Interesting people on the ferry, interesting 24 hrs. http://www.life2day.net Africa Shop…

Khartoum for the second time

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We decided to camp at the well known Blue Nile Sail Club in central Khartoum. We heard that the ablution facilities are non existent and this was the reason we decided previously to camp at the Sudan National Campsite about…

Wad Medani to Gonder

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We had a much better trip to Wad Medani than the previous one. We stayed over at the Imperial Hotel (250SP) a bit expensive but with a usable en-suite  bathroom, clean beds and aircon.  We took of to the border…

Gunboat Melik

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The MELIK, a guide-blade gunboat, was ordered by the Admiralty for service with the Egyptian Army in 1896, from the Chiswick shipyard of John I Thornycroft. Construction was rapid, and she was delivered the following year, with two sisters, the…

Wadi Halfa and reality

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We drove 15218km in 4 months and 24 days, lost 12kg both in weight, endured joy and hardships, planned the trip over many years and yet here we are a mere 900km from our goal at the Egyptian border knowing…

Our Chalbi desert adventure

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We decided to drive from Meroe to Abu Hamed and drive the 369km through the desert to Wadi Halfa and return later via the tar road that follows the Nile. For some or other reason we never realized that this…

Exit Ethiopia–Enter Sudan

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We left Gonder early because we had a border to cross. Lucky we did. The normal up and down mountains were challenging but also the bumpy road that gave us head aches. The scenery were beautiful as can be and…

Sudan to Egypt on Lake Nasser

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Usually we post the border crossing info only on our unurban.no website, but this one was kind of different. It also turned out that we have a new record in time to get the car into a country. USA with…

Nubian Pyramids

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The road from Khartoum to the border of Egypt is not as remote as it used to be. Both the direct route from Khartoum to Dongola and the route along the Nile are now new modern highways. Locals told me…

Sudan

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All the travelers we have met on this continent have told us Sudan has the friendliest people in Africa. We were looking forward to meet the people in Sudan, and we were curious about the country since most of what…