More about Sudan destination guide
Getting away from the capital, just north of Khartoum, are the iconic Pyramids of Meroe – Sudan’s most popular tourist site. Quite different in style to the famous pyramids in Egypt, these steep-sided brick buildings are located in clusters of a dozen near the archaeological sites of Naqa and Musawarat Es Sufra.
Families on holiday in Sudan enjoy visiting the Dinder National Park on the Ethiopian border. Covering 6,475km2, the park is one of the biggest in Africa and boasts and impressive variety of wild animals, including lions, leopards, giraffe, antelopes and more.
Adventure-seekers arriving on flights to Sudan should head to the Red Sea for some superb scuba diving. Three towns to visit to witness the richness of the reefs yourself are Port Sudan, Suakin and the Arous Tourist Village.
You may also want to head up to Erkowit, which is 1,200 metres above sea level, for its rich vegetation and cultural charms. Or climb Jebel Marra, which, at just over 3,000 metres, is the highest peak in the Darfur region of western Sudan. The entire area boasts stunning scenery, with waterfalls and volcanic lakes along the way.