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Reviews for Sudan vacation


review 9 Mar 2016

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

The visit to Meroe. Mind blowing! The pyramids in the daytime WOW, but even better at sundown. A very big shame that there were no G&T`s to go with the atmospheric feeling of history. When you stay in tent city, it`s fantastic with the night sky and no light pollution. Eating and sleeping, with the stars, all around you, then you have arrived in paradise.If you are lucky to go on this trip and have Kahlid as your guide, then you are in for a treat.If you think the desert is desert. It is not. Walk about and see it is alive and full of majesty. Peace!! When you stay in the Nubian rest house, you are in for a treat.Beautiful and peaceful and if you have a chance, then climb the big rock opposite at sunset. It is worth the effort for the view and history at your feet.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

You don`t need loo rolls or torches if you are on the 8 day trip as all accommodation has it all with no squat loos. Take a fly whisk as there are many flies in the countryside especially by the Nile.If you are into history and archaeology and don`t mind piles of stone ruins, you will appreciate all the other sites, which are fantastic. Don`t expect to see fossils, because there are not fossils other than fossilized trees

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

The employment by locals from drivers/guides and hotel staff help with the local economy. The trip is low impact on the environment and the traveling arrangements include complete re-cycling. The only rubbish seen was by the locals and not the tourists.The only evidence we were there, were tire tracks and foot prints.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

I had a great time with a good international group of friends. A brilliant guide Kahlid, great drivers and support staff. I set out to learn on the ground the difference between, Sunni, Shia and Sufi Islam, which I did. I also filled in the gaps between Egyptian and Nubian history. All this was explained by Kahlid in great detail with plenty of patience for us oldies. I will visit the Sudan again. It is safer than Bournemouth.

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