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Best part of our trip in Sudan!

The day was a long day of driving but was well worth it. You are pretty much alone with the pyramids and can do or go wherever you want. There will be some people with camels... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Kurry K
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Wuhan, China
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Wuhan, China
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The day was a long day of driving but was well worth it. You are pretty much alone with the pyramids and can do or go wherever you want. There will be some people with camels trying to sell you a camel ride... a bit pricey, but we did it anyway... they took us about 400 meters on the camel... More 

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Ghaziabad, India
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Reviewed 1 week ago

What a visit it was although in the hot summer month with family and sand burning the feet. Although these are small and not of grandeur like that of Giza, Egypt, but even then makes the visit worth.

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Thank MLSah
Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The pyramids at Begrawiya are well worth a visit. The locals refer to Begrawiya as 'old Meroe' and it is the site often referred to as Meroe. It was part of the ancient kingdom of Kush which ruled in Egypt and the Sudan as the 25th dynasty [770-657 BC]. The pyramids are not as imposing as those in Egypt but... More 

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Thank Martin W
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you happen to be in The Sudan for an extended period, make sure you go to the Meroe Pyramids. It's worth the effort.

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Thank Monstagreg
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Reviewed 16 March 2017

We were lucky to have visited the North and South Pyramids (the most spectacular) early one morning in late February and we were all alone. There was something very special about exploring this ancient history all by ourselves. The grouping of structures is very photogenic and the reliefs in the burial chambers are very interesting.

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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Reviewed 12 February 2017

Very interesting site for young and old. The adults enjoyed the history and the kids playing in the sand dunes. It's well worth the trip from Khartoum - especially if you stay in the adjacent tented camp. There are a few vendors outside of the gate offering "Sundanese treasures" but they are not overly aggressive. Plan to spend a couple... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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Reviewed 28 January 2017

The Meroe Pyramids, the entire Necropolis, and the surroundig sites exceeded all expectations. The area provides a way to help imagine the lives and beliefs of the cultures that built and lived there about 200 years ago. Of course, to complete your visit to Meroe, you must see the National Museum (and many German and other foreign museums), for the... More 

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Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

In the cooler months December to February the Meroe pyramids is worth the four hour drive from karthoum. The road is decent enough, I used my old Lancer. I camped out one night in a tent with friends. The locals are very warm and do help when we got stuck in the sand. Much much smaller than the Egyptian pyramid,... More 

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Tempe, Arizona
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Reviewed 10 January 2017

It is a long drive from Khartoum, but easily done as a day trip, and since there are limits of things to do in Khartoum why not. The pyramids themselves are not on the scale of Egypt, but quite interesting. While the structures are in varying degrees of restoration, the best part are the rock carvings inside the structures themselves.... More 

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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 2 January 2017

I stopped in to have a look on my way back to Khartoum after three weeks in the desert. This place is wonderful; the archaeology (built during the period when the Nubian pharaohs ruled over north Sudan and Egypt during the last millennium BCE) and the relative absence of tourists. The scale of these pyramids is much reduced when compared... More 

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