About 1500 kilometers south of Giza are the Pyramids of Meroe in The Sudan. This small site was one of the reasons we wanted to go to Sudan (or at least it was something that made it all seem like a good idea) and we were not disappointed. We pulled up to these guys just before dark and pitched our tents just outside the “park” and in the morning we had the place all to ourselves.
In the 1800’s grave robbers came through and looted these pyramids which is why they are all missing their tops. Two of them in this picture actually look much better than most of the lot. My treasure of the day was having the place to ourselves so I could take these photos with no one in them with the all the colors of a beautiful sunrise at my disposal.
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IF YOU GO: The chance of you being here without much of plan is slim to none. You can reach the pyramids after a few hours drive from Khartoum and can even book day tours from the city. You are welcome to camp anywhere in the desert you like and the groundskeepers showed us around back where we wouldn’t be visible from the road. Luckily no scorpions found us!