As part of the "Adventure Tourism" program, a helicopter carrying a British adventurer landed at the historic Kerma Complex in northern Sudan after being impressed by the location he saw from the air.
The government-run website Ashorooq.net reported that the British adventurer Helry Mark James arrived on a small helicopter, accompanied by a Kenyan airline crew.
“Adventure Tourism” is one of the prevalent forms of tourism in the world, and includes visits to rivers and seas.
According to the government site, Mohammed Hassan Sayed Ahmed, director of Kerma Complex said that the adventurer came to Sudan with the help of the “Italian Tourism Company”, and that the management of the historic site offered all the adopted tourism facilities to host him.
The adventurer was briefed on the complex and paid a visit to the museum. Sayed Ahmed said that James was amazed and impressed by what he saw of statues and monuments of the Kerma civilization at the complex.
Kerma complex’s director said the visit was positive, especially that the adventurer has many followers in different countries worldwide.
He added: “This helps in boosting and promoting the country’s tourism capacities and Kerma’s culture, which is considered among the oldest civilizations in the world.”
The official expected the James’ visit to lure more adventurers, adding that a visit by a pilot during an aircraft rally last year, attracted many of his peers to explore the oldest aircrafts in Sudan.
Last year, a number of classic aircrafts led by adventurous pilots, landed in Sudan during a rally that ran from the Mediterranean island of Crete to Cape Town in South Africa.