Visits to the untapped tourism market of Sudan and its capital Khartoum have just become more attractive as the capital city’s premier hotel, Corinthia Hotel Khartoum, is offering a 10% saving on accommodation to help celebrate the hotels’ tenth birthday this year.
Officially opened on 17th August 2008, the steel and glass Corinthia Khartoum is designed to resemble a ship’s sail, while its central location overlooks the confluence of the iconic Blue and White Nile Rivers. It has six world-class restaurants and cafes including the city’s highest eaterie, the 18th floor Rickshaw Restaurant.
Tourists take popular Nile river cruises and marvel at the Friday evening spectacle of the Whirling Dervishes at dusk in the Omdurman district of the city. The Ethnographical Museum and Archaeological Museum are other city diversions.
Khartoum is the ideal base from which to explore the Nubian desert to the north as this is where many of the UNESCO World Heritage sites are located. These include the Royal Necropolis at Meroe where temples and over 200 pyramids form the resting place of the powerful Black Pharoahs who once ruled Egypt.
Tourism to Sudan is growing slowly, partly as an alternative to Egypt or as a ‘must-see’ once Egypt has been explored. Sudan’s archaeological sites rival Egypt’s and reflect Ancient Nubia’s influence throughout Eastern Africa over thousands of years. Sudan boasts more pyramids than its northern neighbour and tourists do not have to queue up to view them.
The tenth anniversary package includes accommodation in a room or suite, breakfast, complimentary wifi, access to the gym, pool and extensive leisure facilities including those inside the Sabratha Spa & Fitness Centre.