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Joanna Lumley’s Nile: #2 – Sudan


Travelling upstream, in the direction of the earliest explorers she journeys along Africa’s ‘life line’, visiting the people who live and work along this famous river today. Travelling through 5 different countries, she crosses some of the most inhospitable landscapes on earth; from deserts where ancient civilizations once ruled to jungles where Victorian explorers underwent unspeakable suffering.

Joanna’s Nile adventure is an epic one but as she nears the end of her 4,000 mile journey in search of the river’s newest source in Rwanda, she discovers that hacking through the jungle to her final goal, is not for the faint hearted.

#2 – Sudan

Now two weeks into her journey down the Nile, Joanna Lumley leaves Egypt behind her, crossing Lake Nasser by ferry and entering Sudan. During the 18 hour journey she has to deal with crowding and less than sanitary conditions but agreeable travel companions. She gets to view the great statues at Abu Simbel as they pass by. They then travel by car to Wawa where they boat down a stretch of Nile in search of giant crocodiles that can grow up to 20 feet long. A further trip by car takes them to a holy mountain and then go deep underground to visit the tomb of a Queen who lived circa 650 B.C

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