Day 2: Tombos – Sebu- 3rd Cateract - Soleb – Kerma - Tombos
Today we drive on the eastern side and we visit the Third Cataract which used to be the third huge obstacle that the ancients Egyptians had to face when trying to sail on the Nile River. We walk up the hill to the ancient Ottoman Fort where we can have beautiful views of the cataract. In Sebu, right on the riverbank of the Nile it is possible to visit one of the richest sites of rock engraving of all Sudan with hundreds of images from prehistoric to Egyptian times To visit the amazing Temple of Soleb, the most beautiful Egyptian temple of all Sudan, we will cross the Nile again with a small boat and walk to the Temple. Here there are the remains of the “jubilee Temple” of Amenhotep III of the New Kingdom in Nubia, with many walls rich in hieroglyphic inscriptions, bas-relief figures and many columns. Picnic lunch is included today. Before returning to the preset camp we will visit Kerma and the majestic “Defuffa” the monument that characterizes Kerma civilization and the small Museum. Dinner and overnight at the preset camp located amongst boulders and sand.