Corinthia Hotel Khartoum in Sudan is offering 10 percent savings on accommodations as part of a 10th anniversary celebration package. Officially opened on August 17, 2008, the Corinthia Khartoum overlooks the confluence of the Blue and White Nile Rivers and offers six restaurants and cafes, including the city’s highest eatery, the 18th floor Rickshaw Restaurant.
The tenth anniversary package includes accommodation in a room or suite, breakfast, complimentary Wi-Fi, and access to the gym, pool and extensive leisure facilities, including those inside the Sabratha Spa & Fitness Center.
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 Nubian Pharaohs who once ruled Egypt.
Travelers can also take popular Nile River cruises and then witness the Friday evening gathering of the Whirling Dervishes at dusk in the Omdurman district of the city. The Ethnographic Museum and Archaeological Museum are other city highlights.
According to Corinthia Hotels, tourism to Sudan is growing slowly, partly as an alternative to Egypt or as a “must-see” once Egypt has been explored. Sudan is home to archaeological sites reflecting Ancient Nubia’s influence throughout Eastern Africa over thousands of years, and has more pyramids than its northern neighbor and tourists do not have to queue up to view them.
Corinthia Hotel Khartoum has 230 rooms (including 57 suites), and a spa with a traditional Turkish hammam, a Jacuzzi, saunas and steam rooms, plus various treatments such as body massages, facials, body scrubs with steam and more. There is also a fully equipped gym, squash courts, tennis courts and indoor swimming pool.