Country Nr 25 – Sudan – exploring the pyramids of Meroë

Country 25/196: Sudan
Destinations: Meroë, Khartoum

A whole lot of comfort, a trip to the Meroë pyramids, a traditional Sudanese wrestling match, and the conjunction of the two Niles. What more could one hope for? Sudan turned out to be a lovely country full of beautiful sights and friendly people. Thank you, Sudan, for showing us such a great time! Wishing you peace and love!

Things to see and things to do

Sudan is a magical country with lots of wonderful sights. Some of its most notable attractions and destinations include:

  • Meroë pyramids
  • Jebel Barkal (mountain and pyramids)
  • Nubian Pyramids
  • Musawwarat es-Sufra
  • Khartoum
  • Tuti Island in Khartoum (the place where the White Nile and the Blue Nile merge)

Where to stay

Khartoum is a big modern city. There are plenty of accommodation options to be found for couples who are willing to spend a lot of money and for those on a tight budget.

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Accommodation prices tend to be affordable, even though they vary a lot, local transportation costs are usually very low and food prices vary from very cheap in roadside stands to considerably expensive in upscale restaurants. Inexpensive tourist agencies offer affordable tours to some of the country’s most notable archaeological sites. Some of these sites are also accessible by local transportation.

Best time to visit

The best time to visit Sudan is from December to February when the temperatures are a bit cooler. The weather tends to be extremely dry this time of year. Even though the pyramids in Sudan are almost as spectacular as the ones in Egypt, there are much fewer tourists in Sudan, no matter when you decide to visit.

Environmental issues

Severe water scarcity is one of the most alarming environmental concerns in Sudan. Inadequate supplies of potable water are not only threatening the people, wildlife, agriculture, and livestock production but are also causing extensive desertification, soil erosion, and periodic droughts. Due to water pollution by industrial by-products, oil, and sewage, waterborne diseases cause severe health issues throughout the country. Due to uncontrolled hunting, the nation’s wildlife is threatened.

Romance and adventure

Sudan is a mysterious country full of ancient wonders. Visiting any of the pyramids listed above should be adventurous, romantic, and truly unforgettable.


Found lots of LOVE in Sudan. 😉 ♥

Honeymoon rating of the visited destinations: ♥♥♥♡♡

Sudan offers a rich history and amazing archaeological sites, however, there are some safety concerns, which you should take into account before visiting Sudan.

* Note: This is NOT a general rating of the country, it is merely our personal opinion of the mentioned site(s) as honeymoon destinations, based on the level of tourism development, the number and quality of romantic and adventurous activities and sites it offers, and safety. We strongly believe that every country is beautiful in its own way, they may simply be more or less honeymoon oriented/friendly.

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