Our Overland Breadcrumb Trail – SUDAN

Things to Know, Have, Need to do in “SUDAN”:

Currency:

  • There are “NO ATM’s”
  • Have the appropriate US, Euro, Sudanese Pound currency to hand
  • You cannot exchange traveler checks
  • $100 gets you approx. = 610 Sudanese Pounds [441SP], anything more than >650 is a really good deal
  • Euro100 gets you approx. = 564SP

Wadi Hafa:

  • Car Registration 245 SP Sudanese Pounds (SP)
  • Tax 5SP
  • Entrance 20SP

Traveling to Saudi Arabia:

  • When on route to Saudi via Ethiopia then onto Jordan, you can visit the Saudi Embassy in Khartoem to obtain the necessary “Transit Papers” and Visa
  • Make sure all information is written in Arabic language, English not accepted
  • Couples need a marriage certificate
  • Buy a crossing ticket Port Sudan for the Baboud Lines Ferry N19 36 321 E037 13 089

Car Clearance and General Help:

  • Magdi Boshara Ferry Boat Service nubatie51@yahoo.com, tel 00249121730885. Magdi is a great help in clearance and was going to build accommodation in Wadi while waiting for cars to clear. He is local and knows all the ins and outs! GREAT GUY!

Immigration at Matama

  • You can stamp your Passport and Carnet at the border of Metama
  • Theres also a bank at the border

Archeological Sites and GPS waypoints (Golden waypoint contacts):

Wadi Haifa (the new road through the desert):             N23 47 393 E031 22 166

Amara West Temple                                                            N20 48 599 E030 29 465

Abri                                                                                    N20 48 268 E030 20 865

Sal Island                                                                        N20 48 057 E030 19 915

Small Temple Sedeinga Pyramid                                    N20 33 110 E030 17 364

Soleb Temple                                                                        N20 33 110 E030 17 364

Wawa, ferry service to Temple across Nile river            N20 26 882 E030 20 582

Sesebbi Temple                                                            N20 06 614 E030 22 519

Deigo Ferry                                                                        N20 07 280 E030 35 575

Tombos King TahargaStatue                                     N19 42 404 E030 23 270

Tombos Rock Inscriptions                                                 N19 42 720 E030 23 642

Kerma Deffufa                                                             N19 34 742 E030 25 101

Argo Island Temple                                                            N19 31 316 E030 23 411

Argo Ferry                                                                        N19 31 316 E030 29 399

Argo West Ferry                                                             N19 30 341 E030 24 148

Dongola City                                                                        N19 10 615 E030 29 999

Dongola New Bridge                                                            N19 10 862 E030 29 203

Kawa Temple (Tutan Amon)                                    N19 07 246 E030 29 498

Old Dougola Ghazali                                                            N19 13 466 E030 44 711

Ghazaali                                                                        N18 26 532 E031 55 914

El Koerroe pyramids and tombs                                    N18 24 668 E031 46 514

Merowe Gebel Barkal pyramids and temples            N18 29 134 E031 48 874

West Merowe Bridge, new!                                                N18 28 954 E031 48 330

Sanam desert route Atbra                                                N18 29 703 E031 51 142

Noeri Pyramids                                                            N17 18 239 E031 54 334

Abu Dom                                                                        N17 57 306 E031 13 694

Atra bridge, new                                                            N17 40 512 E033 57 922

Pyramids – Meroe                                                            N16 56 169 E031 54 334

Wad Ben Naga Temple                                                N16 22 301 E033 48 280

Naga Temple                                                                        N16 16 476 E033 16 278

Musaawwarat Temple                                                N16 25 570 E033 19 278

Bank:

Trench bank Gedaret (coming from Ethiopia)             N14 02 187 E035 23 567

Also bank in Metema (Ethiopian border)

Camping:

National Camping Khartoem (Hot showers)            N15 31 490 E032 34 225

Blue Nile Sailing Club                                                N15 36 662 E032 32 050

Big supermarket Afra near Airport                                    N15 33 563 E032 33 256

Ethiopian embassy in Khartoem                                    N15 35 363 E032 32 731

Nertherlands Embassy Khartoem                                    N15 35 485 E032 32 499

eMaps to get around: 

  1. http://shop.life2day.co.za/product/the-entire-africa-road-atlas-2/
  2. http://shop.life2day.co.za/product/sudan-and-south-sudan-a3-2/
Crossing Nubian desert

Crossing Nubian desert

 

Lily in bed in bunk bed, Aswan ferry to Wadi

Lily in bed in bunk bed, Aswan ferry to Wadi

Nic Andela on board to Wadi

Nic Andela on board to Wadi

Nicky and lily on board

Nicky and lily on board

Land cruiser, crossing the Nubian close to the rail track.

Land cruiser, crossing the Nubian close to the rail track.

Lily in the NUBIAN DESERT

Lily in the NUBIAN DESERT

Nicky in the NUBIAN Desert

Nicky in the NUBIAN Desert

Little Lily

Little Lily

Station 5 Nubian Desert

Station 5 Nubian Desert

Sib Andela

Sib Andela

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