Sudan history tour, the three Niles
US $14900 including domestic flights only
Description of Sudan history tour, the three Niles
Check dates, prices & availability
As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we've screened this (and every) vacation so that you can travel knowing it will help support the places and people that you visit, and the planet. Read how below.
We are passionate about minimising the negative impacts that tourism may cause. A pillar of our travel philosophy is our belief in small group sizes. Our maximum capacity for this trip to Sudan is just 12 travelers. Not only does this minimise the negative impacts on the destinations we visit, but it also provides a more immersive and intimate local travel experience.
Reducing use of Single-use plastics
All of our travelers to Sudan are provided with cloth bags and reusable water bottles at the beginning of their trip to help them avoid single-use plastics such as plastic shopping bags and disposable water bottles. Further to this, we instruct our suppliers in Sudan to provide large tanks of potable water for group vehicles. We also encourage the hotels and lodges that host our groups to provide safe and reliable water at refill stations. In fact, in Sudan itís often the case that plastic is collected by the local people from the hotels and, who then sell it on to private recycling companies that have recently started to appear throughout Sudan. These simple but effective measures can have a considerable impact and drastically reduce the amount of waste generated during each expedition. It also has the added benefit of helping our Sudanese partners operate in a more sustainable manner.
We want to make sure that as much money as possible generated from our expeditions stays in Sudan. We work with local guides and drivers and purchase from a range of local suppliers to ensure the economic benefits of travel are spread amongst the local communities in the destinations we visit.
98% of the employees of our operator in Sudan are Sudanese and they have a specific policy of not decimating against women, with many Sudanese women working in their office, and 1 full time Sudanese female guide, a rarity in the country. They also have a policy that all children of their employees must go to school Ė if the employee cannot afford to do so, they have a microfinance system in the company to assist.
We avoid using large international chain hotels, and instead across Sudan work with locally owned properties such as the family run Nubian Guest House in Karima and the Meroe Camp in Meroe. Our experiences are also tailored to benefit local communities and provide meaningful connections with them Ė such as our experience camping with the nomadic Beja and Bisharin tribes of the Nubia Mountains and in Khartoum our visit to meet Sufi dervishes on the outskirts of Khartoum.
Traveling with Respect
We travel to some of the most remote parts of Sudan on this expedition. Much time is spent camping and, to ensure we do not leave any traces of our visit, we ensure all litter and waste is taken with us. We have designed our Sudanese itinerary to include communities that are off the tourist trail, such as those in the Western Desert and Nubian Mountains, allowing an injection of cash into areas that are often overlooked and in need of development.
Supporting local projects & communities
Our company supports Friends of Sudan, an NGO that helps local people in developing meaningful projects related to education, healthcare and preserving the environment. Their current project, which we will visit during our expedition, is the building of Tarabil School, a remote small school which serves three villages near the pyramids of Meroe. All the workers are from the local village and all of the building materials are also produced locally.