Sudan borders Egypt in the north and the Red Sea to the east and then Eritrea, Ethiopia, South Sudan, CAR, Chad and Libya. A lot of the country and its northern borders lie in the Sahara and most of the country is made up of flat plains, broken by several mountain ranges. The White Nile and Blue Nile meet in Khartoum from whence the Nile River flows into Egypt.

The scenery is dramatic and the cultural and archaeological heritage very rich – there are more pyramids here than in Egypt. Move around in 4×4, stopping for desert picnics, stay at excellent guest houses or wild tented camps, take a boat trip on the Nile to its cataracts, watch Nuba wrestling and stay in the steel and glass Corinthia Hotel in Khartoum.

Sudan is a special experience and can be looked at on a quick visit – or one could spend a productive fortnight! Ask Global Artichoke to put together the right itinerary for you.