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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 next adventure.…

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…

The Whirling Dervishes, Khartoum, Sudan

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Any tour of Sudan should have going to Omdurman on a Friday night on its to-do list, where every week hundreds gather at Hamed al-Nil Tomb to witness the dervishes. We arrived at 5pm, when the crowds were scarce. In…

All of a Sudan

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The night before the ferry we went to KFC to minimise the risks of spending any more time in the ferry loos than was absolutely necessary. We arrived at the port to chaos – hundreds of people pushing and shoving…

To the Red Sea!

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Crossing over to North Sudan Driving down from Gondar in Ethiopia to the Sudanese border takes you from a very cool elevation of 2,100m down to just 600m. Upon arriving at the border town of Metema, we were completely dumbfounded…

Sudan – Wadi Halfa to Metema via Khartoum

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Nicky, Sahara crossing Aswan ferry goods Goods on the dock Nic on boardd Leaving the port Sahara crossing Nicky Lily ferry Abandoned Old Carriage The Sahara Camal Bones SUDAN Wadi Halfa – our Nubian experience 2nd- 7th April We are…

Day 36: Khartoum

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Is Salaam Alykum… still speaking Arabic! I am sat in the peaceful shade of a mango tree in the sandy back yard of a youth hostel in Khartoum, little birds cooing and tweeting in the boughs above me and red…

Honesty and Integrity (of doors)

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Rudely awakened by the burning sun, we pressed on. We watched the kilometres slide past, the landscape intermittently punctuated by ancient pyramids. Even with a solid road it took three full days to cross the desert, North to South. We…

The Road to Khartoum

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It was with nervous excitement that we made our way from the village of Wadi Halfa, Sudan’s northern frontier town to the port, although we had come to the conclusion that this was a rather grand title for what was…

Under the Nubian Stars

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Saturday 17th to Sunday 18th November 2012. Karima, Dongola. In the light of day we could see that the air was coming into the fuel line from a join in the pipe. Without being able to get a new ‘fuel…

Every Cloud Has a Silver Lining

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Thursday 15th to Friday 16th November 2012. Meroe, Atbara. The next morning was a gorgeous one at our wild camp. The air was so still and the land so quiet. The long shadows from the small hills shaded us, so…

Remote Ruins

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Wednesday 14th November 2012. Naga Temple, Maswwarat. The following morning we chatted to Jessica for a little while before setting about leaving Khartoum. She recommended that we apply for the ‘Travel and Photo Permit’ issued by the Department of Tourism,…

Zig-zag

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Tuesday 13th November 2012. Khartoum. The next morning a few large herds of goats passed through our camp. Our alarm didn’t go off, so we didn’t set off as early as we’d planned. The sky was clear, vast and pale.…