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I'm unsure of the best route to take from Wadi Halfa to Khartoum. I was thinking direct SE to Abu Hamed then following the Nile south to Khartoum. But it seems a lot of people follow the Nile from Wadi Halfa then cut through the desert to Khartoum on the new highway from Abu Dawm or from Dongola.
Would you recommend going via Dongola or keeping with my route through the desert? Is that desert route very hard?
Sudan does indeed look like a beautiful place, great photos you have there. Thanks for the info about Meroe. I did already know it was south of Atbara, but it seems the only ways to that road from the NW are via Atbara and Khartoum
The desert route would be a lot more fun and adventurous, but I think we'll try save our vehicle the troubles, it'll have plenty of them on the long road ahead.
It's really quite amazing you can drive a tarred road the whole way now, especially considering so much is desert. Kudos to Sudan. But yeah, I think we'll take that route: Wadi Halfa - Dongola - Mawari - Atbara - Khartoum. Thanks heaps for the info Ursula, you've saved many a night stuck in the desert
sorry to hijack the thread, but ursula, where abouts did you take those photos? we are heading to Sudan in 2011 in a pair of old discoverys and would be especially interested in visiting the area with the ruins.
There is brand new tar all the way from Wadi Halfa to Khartoum, and new bridges over the Nile. The tar road through the desert can be a bit boring, but perhaps is better than this:
Some Canadian friends of mine did the train-track route through the desert and here is an excerpt of their blog:
10:00 : More and more sand. Sun is get higher. Outside temperature is over 40C. We have covered about 100 km so far.
10:30 : Sand is getting deeper and deeper. Engine temperature is also getting higher and higher. Not good.
11:00 : It is getting hot. Too hot. We have to slow down. We need to find another solution. We decide to follow other tracks and drive on the railroad. We will have to suffer the vibration for 200 km. Eventually Marc decides to walk…
14:00 : We get stuck a couple times but we finally reach Wadi Halfa.
We drive straight to the port to start the ferry arrangement.
Some local guy take us to the Mr. Fixit (Mr. Magdir) to get the paperwork sorted. He also tells us that there is a new paved road that goes all the way to Wadi Halfa. We have missed the junction last night - it wasn’t on our GPS. Great.
I've attached our tracks from the tar road - open in MapSource
We did the Wadi Halfa - Khartoum road about 3 weeks ago. I did not find it long and boring (but I am from OZ) we stopped at the villages along the Nile and it was great we even camped in a village on the nile. It was the best night I have had so far. I would avoid the old rail track to bloody hot, to bloody sandy, to many horror stories ! But it's your adventure !
Sudan is absolutely beautifull, make sure you see the Wurling Durbishers in Khartoum, you will love it. We are now in Ethiopia about to start a 10 day Jaunt into the Omo Valley. Also on fuel we have had no drama with any so far !
[QUOTE=steve.lorimer;280599]There is brand new tar all the way from Wadi Halfa to Khartoum, and new bridges over the Nile. The tar road through the desert can be a bit boring, but perhaps is better than this:
I've attached our tracks from the tar road - open in MapSource
That is seriously helpful. What a bad bad time to start our journey - Arab Spring, Syria route cancelled and new protests in Egypt holding us up, not to mention the public holidays and elections. We now have less than two weeks to get to Nairobi from Wadi halfa - and only a few days if we (and we probably will) miss yet another aswan ferry. Oh the joys. A real shame, I'm keen to see as much as possible on route and not be rushed!
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