Add one day to your trip to Meroe to discover the major highlights of Khartoum. On Fridays there is the possibility to see the religious Dervishes Ceremony.
Arrival at Khartoum airport. Meet and greet with the guide and transfer to the hotel. Check in, dinner NOT included and overnight stay.
In the morning we start the city tour of Khartoum crossing the confluence between the Blue and the White Nile near the Presidential Palace where in 1885 General Gordon was beheaded by the Mahdi’s troops and we reach Omdurman, the old capital of Sudan, where we see the Mahdi’s Tomb from outside and we visit the interesting Khalifa’s House which holds a small museum about the Mahdyia. We will also walk in the Omdurman market. In the afternoon we visit the National Museum that, besides many beautiful objects, contains two beautiful temples rescued by UNESCO and moved from the Lake Nasser area, when it was flooded by the water. At sunset time we move near the tomb of the sufi leader Ahmed Al Nil to see the involving Dervishes Ceremony (Fridays only). Overnight at the hotel in Khartoum.