Festival of the Nubia Mountains

By luck we stumbled across the most amazing dance and culture festival whilst driving around Omdurman…. about a hundred tribal groups were celebrating their culture and diversity with a riot of dance and pageantry. The emphasis seemed to be all about retaining their tribal identity and not allowing their roots to be swept away in an overwhelming drive by pro Arab Government initiatives. Interestingly its the same feeling we came across time and time again in Egypt with the Christian minority.

Again we were the only tourists and despite invitations apparently being sent to all the major Embassies and the UN mission we seemed to be the only foreigners and found ourselves ushered into very plush VIP seating!
It was beautiful and a real touch of the Africa we had come to see.

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