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ABOUT SUDAN

Location & History:

Sudan was in ancient times the kingdom of Nubia, is located to the South of Egypt. It is a country of immense diversity that fascinates and intrigues most of its visitors from anthropologists and archeologists to historians and average travelers. It is a country that is unique and complex in its climate, politics, environment, languages, cultures, religion and ethnicities. It cover total area of 1.8 million square km. The country is bordered, other than Egypt, by Libya, Chad, Central Africa, the Republic of South Sudan, Ethiopia, and Eritrea.

KHARTOUM THE CAPITAL

The capital, Khartoum, lies at the meeting point of the White and Blue Niles, and together with Khartoum North and Omdurman forms an urban center known as “the three towns,” with a combined population of around 10 million people. Khartoum is the center for commerce and government; Omdurman is the trading capital; and North Khartoum is the industrial center, home to 70 percent of Sudan’s industry.

CLIMATE

In Sudan, the climate is desert in the north and on the coast of the Red Sea, while it’s semi-desert or semi-arid in the south, which is affected by the summer monsoon. In the northern plains and desert region, average temperatures range from 25°C in winter (November to February) to 42°C in summer (March to June); the hottest months are May and June. In the central and southern regions, average temperatures are 27° to 29°C. Rainfall decreases from south to north, the annual average varying from 120 cm in the south to less than 10 cm in the north; the rainy season is from July to September. The most temperate climate occurs in the Red Sea-Hills.

PEOPLE

Sudanese people kindness and hospitality are part of their culture. It sometimes feels like a cop-out of the lonely planet variety to talk about how friendly the people are, but Sudanese folks are really nice and extremely welcoming! As a foreigner, you will be considered an honor to the locals you will meet. Sudanese people are one of the friendliest guys you can meet all around the world; especially those in the Sahara desert villages who always smile, open their houses and invite visitors to come in to treat you with a cup of tea!

LANGUAGE

Arabic is the first formal and language in the country. English is the second formal language and widely spoken nationwide and considered the language of instruction for most of higher education institutions.
POPULATION: Population: The total population is around 30 million, 80% of them live in rural areas mainly on the Nile valley and the capital (Khartoum). People are peaceful, lovely and friendly.

ENTRY VISA

Entry visa to Sudan can either be obtained from Sudan embassies in your country or we can arrange it from Sudan and share copy to help you finalizing your travel to Sudan; original we be given to your upon arrival to get your passport stamped by immigration. However, we advise you to get your visa from Sudan embassy in your country as visa on arrival is a bit expensive.

CURRENCY

The official currency is the Sudanese pound. The written abbreviation is for Sudanese pound is SDG. Available Notes are 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200 & 500 SDG. Available coins are 1, 2, and 5SDG. The easiest currencies to exchange are EURO, US Dollars, and Pounds sterling.

REGISTER YOUR PASSPORT WITH THE POLICE

If you are visiting Sudan for any reason, please make sure to register your passport with the police. That involves getting an additional stamp and sticker on your passport in blue color, check before you leave.

FOOD

Sudanese food might not be exactly famous on a world scale, but with a robust Arab Heritage, the food consists of excellent bread, beans, and goat! The Street Food is terrific, and there are good number of restaurants that serves fine dining Sudanese and Arab cuisine.

WHY SUDAN?

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HISTORY & ARCHEOLOGICAL SITES

SUDAN HAS AS MANY PYRAMIDS AS EGYPT (300+PYRAMIDS)

It is hard to imagine you are at sites of such importance when you consider how few people that are there to see them.

If you have more than a passing interest in Pyramids, hurry up to pay a visit to Sudan.

The royal cemetery of Meroe is composed of 100 narrow pyramids spread across a vast desert of orange sand dunes.

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RED SEA MARINE PARKS

SANGANEB ATOLL & DUNGONAB BAY-MUKKAWAR MARINE PARKS

National Parks are famed for their natural beauty.

Impressive and wonderful visibility upwards of 25m on average.

Shallow sites suit day and night scuba diving activities.

Colorful, pristine reefs, healthy shark populations, uncrowded dive sites, unforgettable wrecks and big schools of fish

The parks are overflowing with spectacular marine life that moves through breathtaking underwater seascapes.

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DINDER NATIONAL PARK

Largest park in Africa,

It coversaround 10,000 sq. km

Located in the flyway of migratory bird species from Eurasia to Africa

The Park supports:

27 large mammal species, bats and small mammals,

32 fish species, reptiles and amphibians.

58 species of shrubs and trees

The Park supports:

lions, leopards and cheetah; and their preys – such as: reed buck, bush buck, water buck, oribi.

Herds of buffaloes.

Many kinds of birds.

Frequently Asked Questions

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IS SUDAN SAFE TO VISIT?
With one of the lowest crime rates in the world today, the tourist part of Sudan is one of the safest areas in Africa.
WHAT IS THE BEST TIME TO TRAVEL TO SUDAN?
Best time to visit Sudan starts from Mid of October till end of March as weather start getting better and better by time passage.
WHY DON’T YOUR ITINERARIES HAVE TOUR COST QUOTED ON THEM?
Our tour consultants are ever ready to gladly give you the costs upon inquiry while also taking the chance to engage you on a one-on-one and provide you with extra information as and when necessary. They are all reachable via email, telephone and mobile phones indicated on our “CONTACT US” Section.
DO I NEED AN ENTRY VISA TO SUDAN?
For sure you need an entry visa. Entry visa to Sudan can either be obtained from Sudan embassies in your country or we can arrange it from Sudan and share copy to help you finalizing your travel to Sudan; original we be given to your upon arrival to get your passport stamped by immigration. However, we advise you to get your visa from Sudan embassy in your country as visa on arrival is a bit expensive.
HOW FRIENDLY ARE SUDANESE PEOPLE?
Sudanese people kindness and hospitality are part of their culture. It sometimes feels like a cop-out of the lonely planet variety to talk about how friendly the people are, but Sudanese folks are really nice and extremely welcoming! As a foreigner, you will be considered an honor to the locals you will meet. Sudanese people are one of the friendliest guys you can meet all around the world; especially those in the Sahara desert villages who always smile, open their houses and invite visitors to come in to treat you with a cup of tea!
CAN I USE MY CREDIT/DEBIT CARDS EASILY?
No. transaction using credit and debit cards are not allowed due to the American embargo on Sudan, hence we advise you to carry– EURO, US Dollar, and Sterling pound – cash along with.

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