Khartoum is the country’s capital city, and with the river Nile running through it, it is one of the most delightful cities in Africa. It has an enormous potential for tourism with plenty of sightseeing, modern amenities and shopping. There are many historical buildings and natural beauty areas waiting to be discovered. The city is also home to some must-see museums including the National Museum for Ethnography, the Natural History Museum, and the Palace Museum. The Sanga Tuti Island, Sanganeb National Park, Hamed al-Nil Tomb and Al Kabir Mosque are also destinations worth visiting within the city.
The largest city in the country, Omdurman, is an old city formed in 1881 by the Mahdi and was once the country’s capital. There are many attractions in the city including the largest market in the country, Souk Muwaileh, and several museums such as the Khalifa House Museum, which recounts the country’s historical, cultural, and ethnographic histories. Another worth visiting destination is the Al-Neelain Mosque. It’s reputed to be the largest mosque beside the River Nile, stretching from Lake Victoria to the Mediterranean.
The Meroe pyramids are the world’s largest collection of ancient Pyramids and are one of the remaining symbols from an ancient civilization of Africa. When we think about the pyramids, our minds immediately go to Egypt. However, the Meroe pyramids host more pyramids in a small stretch of the desert, than in all of Egypt. They are located around 200 km north of the capital city of Khartoum, representing the final resting place for the last dynasty of royal Black Pharaohs in the ancient Kushite.
There are more than 200 representative Pyramids grouped into three sites Made using sun-dried mud bricks in a similar style to the Egyptian counterparts and marked by small bases and steep slopes up to 30 meters high. These ancient pyramids stood in the region of Merowe well after their builders perished. Unguarded, visitors are free to enter many of the pyramids where intricate drawings and illustrations adorn the interior walls, piecing together highlights of the reigns of deceased kings.
Dinder National Park
The Dinder National Park in Sudan is one of the largest national parks in Africa covering 2,500 square miles along the Ethiopian border, adjacent to Alatash National Park. The area is home to 27 species of large mammals such as leopards, cheetahs and black rhinoceros, more than 160 bird species, 32 fish species, small mammals, bats, reptiles and amphibians. It consists of thornbush savanna in the north, woodland area in the south and galley forests and swampy areas along the riverbanks.
Dinder National Park is an ideal place for nature lovers due to its diverse, unique and extensive array of fauna and flora. The park is perfect for adventure activities such as hiking and wildlife safaris.