July 22, 2024

Beautiful desert road to Karima

We had a very interesting non-South African typical Sudanese breakfast this morning – a fried fish with head, eye and all! We sat at a small roadside restaurant and there were some fish in a display case so we decided to try it. It was so delicious and came fresh from the Nile.

The road to Karima was beautiful and we could keep to the speed limit (80km) most of the way (another advantage of driving a small bike – it is hard to break the law!).

On the road to Karima

It was desert as far as we could see – breathtaking!

Road to Karima

Only now and then there were small brick sites lining the road.

1 Langs die pad

We even saw mirages which looked like huge masses of water next to the road. As soon as you come closer they disappear…

Mirages

We also stopped for a rest here under this tree…

Lunch in the veld

At about 17h00 (310 km from Atbara) we passed Karima and the awesome Jebel Barkal (Holy Mountain). We decided to look for a spot to sleep out of town and drove about 5 km on the Dongola road until we could see no more people and then pulled off the road and drove a few hundred meters into the desert. Here we found a large shrub which we could hide behind and waited for the sun to set before we pitched the tent for the night.

Camp for the night

Waiting for the sun to set…

Sunset in the desert

Tomorrow we will go back to Jebel Barkal to take a few snapshots of the mountain and surrounding area and then move on towards Dongola.

8 thoughts on “Beautiful desert road to Karima

  1. Jis, maar julle is omtrent nou stoksielalleen. Dit lyk absoluut asemrowend mooi en of julle elke oomblik daarvan geniet. Ek verstom my aan moderne tegnologie – dat julle vandaar af kan blog EN foto’s stuur. Ek sien op Voetspore se blog hulle kry ook sulke presente (piesangs) langs die pad in Sudan (in die oorwegend Moslem noorde van Soedan)… Lekker ry verder en baie liefde!

  2. Hi Julle
    Dis stunning fotos en julle lyk cool. Ek bedoel virri woestyn nogal.
    Wens ek was ook daar maar sal julle in SA sien as ek ook terug is einde van die jaar se kant.
    Mooi ry en geniet die boot.
    Fanie

  3. Ongelooflik!! Dorre aarde maar darem hier en daar ‘n boom/struik vir die Stellenbossies. Dis ‘n anderse mooiheid en jul geniet dit. Voorspoed vorentoe. Liefde uit ‘n bakoond-Kaap.

  4. Mooi julle, ek is van Sudan vir lunch en slaapytyd gespot het. Geniet dit meedoenloos…Luv V1xx

  5. Hallo julle! Pragtige gebied waar julle nou ry. So anders as die donderweer en blitse in Highveld 🙂
    Dankie vir die raak beskrywings en mooi fotos. Veilig verder ry!

  6. Tania, ek het gewonder of jy nie dalk langs die teerpad gaan ry van nou af… Jy lyk bietjie soos ‘n ruimtevaarder in die woestyn met daai ‘gear’! Ek wonder wat julle dag- en nagtemperature is? Hier in die Paarl was dit vandag drukkend, maar ek hoor die reen kom more om af te koel. Nou raak dit amper ‘min dae’; geniet elke oomblik! XXX

  7. Dit is nog oor die 600 km tot by Wadi Halfa. Die pad is goed, maar wees bedag op jul petrol gebruik. Ons kon geen petrol tussen Dongola en Wadi kry nie en het 80 km van Wadi gaan staan. Probeer by die dorpie Abri volmaak. Ons het lg. “mis” gery. Die laaste deel voor Wadi Halfa is ook pragtig met sand en rots formasies – lekker vir foto’s neem.

  8. Hey! Julle lyk beide baie goed. Die gedeeltes waardeur julle nou ry is awesome! Hoop julle bly gesond vir die laaste 2 weke.
    Eddie

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