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Meroe Pyramids, Sudan

Meroe

More than 200 spikey Nubian-style pyramids, in various states of disrepair, are clustered in three groups around the city.

The southern capital of the Kushite Empire, Meroe was a rich metropolis that flourished due to its positioning on a number of major trade routes.

Thriving for more than a thousand years, the city’s heyday and that of its culture came to an abrupt end following its conquest by the Aksumite Empire in the fourth century AD. The remains of this impressive imperial city can still be seen, but it is the ancient Royal Cemetery that captures most attention. More than 200 spikey Nubian-style pyramids, in various states of disrepair, are clustered in three groups around the city.

View from Tent Terrace, Meroe Permanent Tented Camp, Meroe, Sudan
Meroe Permanent Tented Camp, Meroe, Sudan

Meroe Permanent Tented Camp

Sitting three kilometres away from the Royal Necropolis, the Meroe Camp is located in the small village of Bagarwiya and offers beautiful sunset views of the nearby pyramids.

Accommodation consists of tastefully furnished twin-bedded tents, each with its own private bathroom hut.

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Meroe, Sudan

The Temples and Pyramids of Nubian Sudan

Uncover Nubian pyramids, Kushite temples and crumbling cemeteries – all engulfed by the golden sands of the eastern Sahara. Encounter the traditional Nubian culture of this remote region and explore ancient desert ruins, harking back to Nubia’s long-forgotten heyday.

9 days

from $3,810 pp

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