More pyramids than Egypt
For the first time, Tropic Air led a helicopter safari in North Sudan – a country endowed with priceless secrets of a forgotten existence, and ancient cities lost in the sands.
Vast, desolate and a spectacular place to explore, with a fascinating history that is so intimately linked to Egypt, dating back 5,000 years to the time of pharaohs.
Kingdoms and fortified settlements, and temples, pyramids and monuments of Meroe, Naga and Old Gongola – amazing to see from the helicopter, and even better to touch down and learn about their origins from expert local guides.
Photos: Richard Roberts and Mark Hillery