With Victor Romagnoli


Khartoum City Tour & Dervish Ceremony; More pyramids than Egypt! Nile Cruise; Meeting local nomads; Djibouti: up-and-coming destination; Lowest point in Africa, lunar landscapes; Unique and fascinating Harar; Addis Ababa city tour


Dates & Prices

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Prices are in US Dollars (USD), before taxes (if applicable) - All pricing reflects per-person Land Only expenses, however, we can book flights from virtually every city. Please call us for an air quote.

Start DateEnd DatePriceMore Info
Thu 03 Nov 2016Sat 19 Nov 2016 $6950 USD Wait-list Only

Optional Single Supplement: $1259 USD (number of singles limited).
This tour may require a mandatory single supplement charge of $630, if twin-sharing accommodation is unavailable.

Tour Overview

This bold and unique new adventure travels the road MUCH less travelled, to three fascinating and friendly neighbours with much to offer the intrepid traveller. Northern Sudan enjoys good roads, security and stability, and some of the most dramatic, yet least- visited archaeological sites in the world--more pyramids than Egypt! Our European hosts own their own vehicles, accommodation outside the capital, and ensure top quality service and comfort well beyond expectation. Djibouti is touted as "Africa's Dubai," and is regarded as a major up-and-coming destination with much to see and experience. And our foray into Ethiopia covers a unique corner of the country not covered on our regular tours of the country.

This tour will be led by our most senior Tour Leader, Victor Romagnoli, who has travelled extensively in the region and will ensure an incredible, once-in-a-lifetime travel experience.

For additional dates for 2017, please refer to tour code SD1

Regions visited: North And West Africa and East Africa
Countries visited: Sudan; Djibouti and Ethiopia

Full Itinerary

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Day 1 Arrival in Khartoum
Arrival at Khartoum airport. Welcome to Sudan!

Overnight in Khartoum.

Meal plan: Dinner

Day 2 Khartoum: City Tour & Dervish Ceremony
Breakfast at the hotel. Later this morning we start the Khartoum city tour. We first visit the Archaeological Museum that, besides many beautiful objects, contains two beautiful temples rescued by UNESCO and moved from the Lake Nasser area, when it was flooded by the water. We then cross the confluence between the Blue and the White Nile near the Presidential Palace where in 1885 General Gordon was beheaded by the Mahdi's troops and we reach Omdurman, the old capital of Sudan, where we see the Mahdi's Tomb from outside.

In the afternoon we visit the interesting Khalifa's House which holds a small museum about the Mahdyia (only on Fridays and Saturdays). We then visit the colourful souk of Omdurman. At sunset time we move near the tomb of the sufi leader Ahmed al Nil to assist at the involving Whirling Dervishes Ceremony (only on Fridays). Return to the hotel, dinner and overnight.

Overnight Khartoum.

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 3 Khartoum - Temples of Naga & Mussawara - Meroe t –
Breakfast at the hotel and then we begin the journey northward. After about 50 km, we get into a desert area covered with huge round granite boulders; these are the last offshoots of the rocky formations of the 6th Cataract. We leave the asphalt road and we drive for about 30 km on a desert track among many camel thorn acacia trees to visit the two archaeological sites. The site of Naga is one of the two centres that developed during the Meroitic period. In Naga, in a typical Saharan environment with rocks and sand, we find a temple dedicated to Apedemak (1st century A.D.): a wonderful building with bas-relief decorations depicting the god with a lion’s head, the Pharaoh, noblemen and several ritual images.

A few metres away there is a small and odd construction with arches and columns, named "kiosk", in which we can notice Egyptian, Roman and Greek styles, all at the same time. Not far away we reach another temple dedicated to Amon with many statues of rams and beautiful gates decorated with bas-reliefs.

We then go to Mussawarat, not far away from Naga. This settlement is located in a beautiful valley crowned by hills. Here the ruins of a very big temple are visible; it once played an exceptional important role. Its main characteristic, the "Great Enclosure" is made by many constructions and boundary walls which surround a temple built in the 1st century A.D. The large number of elephants represented on these walls makes you think that this animal used to have an important role in this area. Beyond the big wadi there is another temple -- restored by a German archaeological mission -- dedicated to the god Apedemak. Picnic in the area and then we return on the main road and driving North and all of a sudden, we can glance at more than 40 pyramids, located on top of a hill, some of them perfectly preserved, which belong to the Royal Necropolis of Meroe.

Arrival at the Meroe Camp with a beautiful view on the pyramids. Accommodation in comfortable and fully-furnished tents, dinner and overnight stay.

Meroe tented Camp is located in Bagarwyia, (about 230 km north of Khartoum) overlooking the beautiful pyramids of Meroe. Accommodation consists of 22 twin-bedded tents (4x4 m), tastefully-furnished. Each one has its own private bathroom hut with shower and toilet. The camp is located 2 km from the Royal Necropolis. Each tent is equipped with a veranda with two comfortable chairs to relax in front of the astonishing view of more than forty pyramids. The electricity in the tents is supplied by a generator working till 11:00 pm. There is a restaurant with a nice terrace. The camp is managed by an Italian manager with the help of well-trained Sudanese staff.

Overnight at Meroe Camp.

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 4 Meroe, the Necropolis & Royal City of Meroe
Our morning dedicated to a visit to the pyramids. The Royal Necropolis of Meroe is located at about 3 km from the Nile on some hills covered by yellow sand dunes. Several pyramids stand out with their sharp shapes against the clear sky. Each one has its own funerary chapel with the walls fully decorated with bas-reliefs that show the king's life and offers to the gods.

In the afternoon we move along the Nile to visit the ruins of the royal city. The excavations confirm that the town of Meroe used to cover a large area and the royal city was located in a central position, surrounded by suburbs and a boundary wall. Most of the area where the city is located, formed by many small hills covered by red clay fragments, has still to be excavated by the archaeologists.

Overnight at Meroe Camp.

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 5 Meroe - Bayuda Desert - Karima
After breakfast we leave from Meroe and we cross the Nile with the ponton, the local ferry boat, to enter the Bayuda desert. These ferries are a hive of colourful activities. We find ourselves sharing space with people, donkeys, camels and goats. The Bayuda Desert is an area bounded by the loop formed by the Nile between the 4th and the 6th Cataract and characterised by sharp black basalt mountains, most of them volcanic and typically cone-shaped. They alternate with level pebble stretches and large valleys crossed by dry wadis where only little vegetation survives and dorcas gazelles can be seen.

We are likely to meet isolated groups of Bisharin nomads, who live in familiar groups in small huts made of intertwined branches close to the rare water wells, with their caravans and herds of camels and donkeys.

In the first part of the crossing we drive among sand dunes. After some kilometres on the asphalt road, the adventure continue following the Wadi Abu Dom, driving on a sandy track among many acacia trees and some wells where it is possible to meet nomads. Arrival at Merowe, on the Nile, where we across the bridge to reach the comfortable Nubian Rest House.

The Nubian Rest House:
Karima is a small town located on the right bank of the Nile, close to the famous archaeological site at the foot of Jebel Barkal, south of the 4th Cataract. The town is a small, dusty and calm village, where a big market takes place in the morning. The Nubian Rest House is a charming small hotel built in the typical Nubian style just at the foot of Jebel Barkal, the holy mountain of the old Egyptian and Nubian Pharaohs. It is surrounded by a large private enclosure, with a nice garden and leisure area. Each of the 22 A/C rooms is characterized by a peculiar Nubian door with its own private bathroom and a pleasant veranda. The decor and finishing have been carefully selected. They come mainly from Italy and provide an elegant yet rustic charm. A reception, a restaurant and a living room with decorated walls complete the wonderful setting. All the buildings are made with local bricks covered by hand-spread clay plaster as used in the Nubian area. The hotel is managed by an Italian manager with the help of well-trained Sudanese staff.

Overnight at Nubian Rest House.

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 6 Karima: Jebel Barkal & the Necropolis of El Kurru
A landmark in the Nubian Desert, Jebel Barkal ("Jebel" means mountain in Arabic) can be seen from a few dozen kilometres while still in the open desert. At the foot of this wonderful and isolated red sandstone mountain, considered holy since the ancient times, there is a big temple, dedicated to the Pharaohs of the New Reign and to their patron, Amon. Amon's ancient "Pure Mountain", the Olympus of the Nubians, was the religious Nubian heart for more than 1000 years. Besides the ruins of the big temple there are still several sculpted granite rams that were supposed to border a long avenue that probably led to the pier on the Nile. In the mountain wall there is a big room decorated with bas-relief.

The Jebel Barkal archaeological sites are on the World Heritage list. The royal necropolis of the ancient city of Napata, the Nubian capital (from 800 to 400 B.C.) before the Meroitic period, had a large number of pyramids, located in three different places: few hundred metres north of Jebel Barkal; a dozen kilometres southwards from the holy mountain, in El Kurru; in Nuri, which is located on the other bank of the Nile.

After lunch we move southwards to the village of El Kurru where there is one of the necropolises of the ancient capital, Napata. Here we can visit one tomb, which is excavated in the rock under pyramids -- partially collapsed -- and totally decorated with images of the Pharaoh, the gods, and multicolour hieroglyphic inscriptions. Not far from here there is an interesting site of petrified wood, an ancient forest with hundreds of huge trunks. In the late afternoon, return to Karima.

Overnight at Nubian Rest House.

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 7 Karima - Old Dongola - Karima
Today is a long day on the road but full of interesting encounters and visits. Early in the morning we will follow the Nile until we reach the archaeological site of Old Dongola. Here there are the rest of a Christian Coptic temple with marble columns as well as several suggestive ruins of churches situated on the banks of the Nile.

This area is the central part of the Nubian region. Here the population lives in small villages amongst yellow sand dunes and palm trees they speak a different language from the Arabs and also the Islamic religion is not as "strict" as in other regions. The women don't cover their faces and readily speak to foreigners. Some houses in the Nubian Villages are painted with pattern of flowers, but most of them are completely white. We eat our picnic in a Nubian house; tea and coffee will be prepared by the Nubian family.

In the evening return to the Nubian Rest House in Karima.

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 8 Karima: Cruise on the Nile & the Necropolis of Nuri
After breakfast, we visit the market in Karima, where we can have a real experience of the life of Sudanese people. We then board a small motorboat for a pleasant cruise along the Nile to enjoy the beautiful sand stretches and cultivated islands along the river. A little further northward there used to be the beautiful granite rocky formations of the 4th Cataract, which prevented the Nile from flowing slowly and formed many rapids that obstructed the navigation. In April 2008 the Dam of Merowee has been completed and the flooding of the artificial lake started. Picnic in the area.

After lunch, we visit the archaeological site of Nuri where we can see many pyramids among which there is also the one of the great Taharqa.

Return to the Nubian Rest House for dinner and overnight stay.

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 9 Karima - Khartoum
Today we drive south along the tarmac road across the Western Desert. We stop for lunch in a simple "chai house" (a roadhouse where the local truck drivers stop for food and to rest) and in the afternoon we reach Omdurman and we visit the interesting souk.

Overnight in Khartoum.

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 10 Khartoum, Sudan - Djibouti City, Djibouti
Today we fly to Djibouti City (via Addis Ababa on Ethiopian Airlines). Welcome to Djibouti!

Djibouti City is the capital and largest city of Djibouti, which is named after it. It is located in the coastal Djibouti Region on the Gulf of Tadjoura. Home to around 600,000 inhabitants, the city contains over 60% of the nation's population. The settlement was founded in 1888 by the French, on land leased from the ruling Somali and Afar Sultans. During the ensuing period, it served as the capital of French Somaliland and its successor the French Territory of the Afars and Issas. Under its veneer of urban bustle, the city remains a down-to-earth place, with jarring cultural and social combinations. Traditionally robed Afar tribesmen, stalwart GIs, sensuous Somali ladies and frazzled businessmen with the latest mobile phones stuck to their ear all jostle side by side.

Flight time permitting, we may have our panormaic tour of the city today upon departure, or tomorrow morning before our departure to Tadjourah (there's not a lot to see, so we should be able to have a look either way). We plan to see the colourful market, the railway station, and the main port. This evening we'll enjoy dinner in one of the restaurants in town that specializes in seafood.

Overnight in Djibouti City.

Meal plan: Breakfast and Dinner

Day 11 Djibouti City - Tadjourah & Sables Blancs
Today drive north to Tadjourah and Sables Blancs (80 km).

We travel by way of the salt Lake Assal and the new fissure, an extension of the Rift Valley. We continue to Tadjourah, a 12th century historic capital and spend some time sightseeing before heading to Sable Blanc Beach for a little down time. Dinner and overnight at a resort near the Red Sea.

Overnight at Tadjourah.

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 12 Tadjourah - Lake Assal - Lake Abbe
Today we travel by road* southwest to Lake Assal to visit the lowest point in Africa (Bahr al Assal in Arabic, which means the sea of honey). We stop on the way to see the volcano; the last big eruption in Djibouti occurred in November 1978, when Ardoukoba, which translates to "flooding" in Afar, lived up to its name.

Enjoy a picnic lunch along the way and drive to southwest to Lake Abbe, on the border between Djibouti and Ethiopia. Otherworldly Lake Abbe, two thirds of which lies in Ethiopia, is a salt lake at the confluence of three Earth's crusts, the Somali, Arabian and Nubian plates. This geological marvesurrounded by extinct volcanoes and depressions, will eventually see the creation of a new ocean as the three plates pull apart and thin, eventually breaking and separating the Horn of Africa from the rest of the continent -- in around 10 million years.

As the magmatic activity suggests, Lake Abbe is surrounded by a number of rift volcanoes. The Largest is the Dama Ali, which is found northwest of the lake and is still active. You can witness fresh black lava flows on the east side of the volcano. Smaller circular domes surround the volcano on the south, north, and west sides, making the landscape resemble the crater-marked surface of the moon or Mars.

* For the Djibouti and Ethiopia section, our land transport is provided by multiple, roomy Landcruiser-style 4x4 vehicles.

Overnight at a simple Afar house type lodge.

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 13 Lake Abbe, Djibouti - Dire Dawa, Ethiopia
We arise early this morning to see the lake and surrounds at sunrise, then proceed to the border with Ethiopia (entry visas NOT available at the land border - you must apply in advance) and transfer (rough road) to Samrat hotel in Dire Dawa for check in, dinner and overnight.

Overnight in Dire Dawa.

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 14 Dire Dawa - Harar: Town Tour
After breakfast we will drive to Harar (good road, 54 km). The high stone walls of the city pierced with five gates and topped by twenty five towers. En route there is an interesting scenic view.

The medieval walled city of Harar stands amid green mountains, on the east wall of the
Great Rift Valley near the Somali border. Harar's heritage is almost entirely Muslim and Oriental;
with its 90 mosques and shrines. Harar is considered to be the fourth most sacred center of the Islamic world. Its Islamic character is best expressed in the Grand Mosque (AL JAMI), which dominates the town. It is rightly renowned for it's intricately worked filigree jewelry of silver, gold, and amber.

Harar's Megalo Gugo Market is a center for beautiful baskets of woven grass, decorative wall-mats and bright shawls, as well as all the fruit, vegetables, spices and grains of the province.
Harar's five gates -- the only means to enter or leave the city center -- have been guarded over the years. One of the gates of the city happens to be the impressive 'Shawa Gate', which for centuries served as a bridgehead for the entry of Islamic ideas into Africa from the nearby Arabian Peninsula.

This evening we will visit the town's most enduring attraction: a "hyena man show," where you can get a chance to stretch out your hands to feed hyenas by your own.

Overnight in Harar.

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 15 Harar: Sightseeing Continues
Today we will further explore the walled city of Harar with the Christian and Muslim markets, the former residence of the French author, Arthur Rimbaud, and the Harari Museum that depicts the interior architecture and decoration of the homes of the Harari people.

Harar stands on the eastern wall of the Great Rift Valley, with wonderful views of the vast Danakil Desert to the north, the fertile Harar Mountains to the west, and the cattle rich Ogaden plains to the south. Harar is the provincial capital of Ethiopia's largest administrative region, Hararge. Once fiercely religious, Harar was a forbidden city and closed to visitors until 1887 CE, when King Menelik restored central rule. Harar has much of its 16th century CE architecture and city walls still intact, and with its 99 mosques, including the 16th century Grand Mosque. Harar is unlike anywhere else in Ethiopia and has played a pivotal role both historically and contemporarily in the current excellent relations between Ethiopian Muslims and Christians.

Overnight in Harar.

Meal plan: Breakfast and Dinner

Day 16 Harar - Dire Dawa - Addis Ababa
After breakfast we will drive back to Dire Dawa and visit the large market of Dire, Kefira, often attended by rural Oromo and Afar in traditional garb. The Ethio-Djibouti railway, which reached this spot in 1902, five years after the first spur led out of the port Djibouti in the French enclave on the Horn of Africa, is another prominent figure of the city.

We fly back to Addis Ababa (Ethiopian Airlines). Flight time permitting, we may accomplish some of our Addis sightseeing today upon arrival.

Overnight in Addis Ababa.

Meal plan: Breakfast and Dinner

Day 17 Addis Ababa: City Tour - Evening Departure
This morning we tour Addis Ababa, with a visit to Ethiopia's National and Ethnographic Museum. One of its most famous residents is Lucy, a proto-human skull discovered in Ethiopia in 1974 and believed to be 3.5 million years old. The Ethnographic Museum, on the university campus of Addis Ababa, displays many items important to daily life in rural Ethiopia. A brief section also pertains to the life of the late Haile Selassie, Ethiopia's last emperor, crowned in 1930.

We also visit the Holy Trinity Cathedral, the second most-important place of worship in Ethiopia and the final resting place of Emperor Haile Selassie.

This evening we transfer to the airport to connect with homeward flights (most international flights northward from Ethiopia depart late in the evening). Please note: if your departure is later in the day (many flights leave Addis near midnight), you may choose to book / pay for an extra night so that you have access to a room to rest and refresh prior to your departure.

LAND ONLY PASSENGERS PLEASE NOTE: If your chosen flight departs earlier in the day, you can either forfeit today's sightseeing or book an extra night in Addis at an added cost and fly tomorrow. Dinner is included if your flight time allows it.


Meal plan: Breakfast and Dinner

Tour Map

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*The red tour trail on the map does not represent the actual travel path.

Hotel List

The following is a list of sample hotels at some locations included on this tour. The hotels shown here are meant to provide a general sense of the standard of hotel we usually aim for; they are not necessarily confirmed for your chosen departure.

Hotel Sheraton

Rating: 4 Star Accommodation4 Star Accommodation4 Star Accommodation4 Star Accommodation
Location: Djibouti
Country: Djibouti

The hotel enjoys a magnificent view overlooking the Red Sea and is situated at 5 minutes from the city centre,
... minutes from the international harbour and only 15 minutes from the International Airport.
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Wassamar Hotel

Rating: 4 Star Accommodation4 Star Accommodation4 Star Accommodation4 Star Accommodation
Location: Addis Ababa
Country: Ethiopia

Heritage Plaza Harar

Rating: 3 Star Accommodation3 Star Accommodation3 Star Accommodation
Location: Harar
Country: Ethiopia

Plaza Hotel welcomes you to Ethiopia, the historic walled city of Harar and Jugal, a site on the UNESCO World
... list. We at Heritage Plaza endeavor to ensure your safety and comfort during your stay in Harar, city of peace and hormony.
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Grand Holiday Villa

Location: Khartoum
Country: Sudan

Built in the late 1800, the Grand Holiday Villa Hotel & Suites Khartoum's historical building exudes an old world charm
... the colonial era. Centrally located in the heart of Khartoum's commercial hub, this hotel features 160 guest room, in addition to office suites, a shopping arcade and an exclusive recreational club. With royal visitors of the past including Thomas Cook, Sir Winston Churchill and Queen Victoria, rest assured of 5-star conveniences and modern facilities to ensure a memorable stay in the grand city of Khartoum, Sudan.
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Meroe Camp

Location: Meroe
Country: Sudan

Meroe tented Camp is located in Bagarwyia, (about 230 km north of Khartoum) overlooking the beautiful pyramids of Meroe.
... consists of 22 twin-bedded tents (4x4 m), tastefully-furnished. Each one has its own private bathroom hut with shower and toilet. The camp is located 2 km from the Royal Necropolis. Each tent is equipped with a veranda with two comfortable chairs to relax in front of the astonishing view of more than forty pyramids.
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Nubian Guest House

Location: Karima
Country: Sudan

The Nubian Rest House is a charming small hotel built in the typical Nubian style just at the foot of
... Barkal, the holy mountain of the old Egyptian and Nubian Pharaohs. It is surrounded by a large private enclosure, with a nice garden and leisure area. Each of the 22 A/C rooms is characterized by a peculiar Nubian door with its own private bathroom and a pleasant veranda.
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Trip Information

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Breakfast and dinner daily; most lunches (most will be picnic lunches). Bottled drinking water provided. All transport (including internal flights), accommodation, sightseeing and entrance fees for sites noted as 'visited' in the detailed itinerary. Gratuities for drivers, restaurant staff, porters (where available), local guides. Airport transfers for land & air customers and for early arrivals / late departures if extra accommodation is booked through us.


Tour Leader gratuities, some lunches, drinks (other than water, tea / coffee), personal items (phone, laundry, etc), domestic and international (if applicable) air taxes, visa fees*, and any excursions referenced as 'optional' (ie Red Sea snorkeling and / or Whale Shark viewing, payable locally). Airport transfers for Land Only customers. Optional trip cancellation insurance (you are required to be medically insured). Our post-reservation trip notes offer further guidance on shopping, not included meals, visas and locally-paid departure taxes.

LAND ONLY CUSTOMERS: If you are booking your own flights, please note that due to visa-on-arrival procedures in Khartoum, meet & greet / hotel transfers at an extra cost are mandatory.

* Sudan visa: US$135 in advance (we bill you); plus US$100 (for Canadians) US$150 for USA passport holders) cash on arrival in Khartoum

Djibouti visa: Available on arrival for US$90 / Euro 70

Ethiopia visa: NOT available at the land border; you must apply in advance (fee applies)

More detail on visas provided upon reservation.

Seasonality and Weather

This tour is planned for the coolest and most comfortable time of the year in the entire region. That said, we will still encounter dry heat and humidity near water and at lower elevations. Rainfall is unlikely.

For additional dates beyond 2016, please refer to tour code SD1

Transport and Travel Conditions

This tour visits the safe areas of Northern Sudan which enjoys good security and stability (we do not visit South Sudan). Our local partners at destination own and operate our accommodations and vehicles outside of Khartoum and take security very seriously. That said, we encourage travellers to review DFAIT (Canada) and US Dept of State websites for more information. There are no government travel advisories for Djibouti or Ethiopia.

City tours in Khartoum, Djibouti City, and Addis Ababa are conducted by a single touring coach / bus; elsewhere, our ground transport will be provided by multiple, modern and spacious, air-conditioned Toyota Landcruiser 4x4 vehicles (or similar). Most roads travelled in Sudan are paved, though some are in rough shape and there may be some unpaved stretches. Roads in Djibouti and Ethiopia are mixed paved and unpaved, and some sections are rough and dusty (please refer to the tour itinerary for more detail).

We have rated this tour a "Level 2" largely because the length of some travel days, the rough roads, the heat and dust, the basic nature of some accommodation (baggage handling not available), and the remoteness of locales visited. This is an ambitious adventure that requires a sturdy constitution, flexibility, and a spirit of adventure.


Our hotels in all three capital cities are clean and comfortable, Western-style and modern 4-5 star properties. Elsewhere, our accommodation is surprisingly comfortable and atmospheric (click on 'Map & Hotels' tab for more information. Lake Abbe accommodation is of a simpler standard, but still quite charming. All feature private bathroom facilities (with the possible exception of some rooms at Lake Abbe).

Due to the nature of accommodation in some locations in Sudan, we limit the number of single supplements to 2. If you'd like to pay a pro-rated single supplement that guarantees single accommodation in Khartoum, Djibouti & Ethiopia, but sharing for the remaining 6 nights in Sudan, please contact us.

Staff and Support

Tour Leader throughout (this tour will be led by senior Tour Leader, Victor Romagnoli, who has visited the area in the past). Local guides will also accompany in Sudan, at various locations in Djibouti, and in Harar and Addis Ababa. Local expert and highly experienced drivers in all locations.

For dates beyond 2016, please refer to tour code SD1.

Group Size

10-14 plus Tour Leader




TOUR ENDAddis Ababa