Friday, December 16, 2022

Sudan

Sudan Flag



Why visit Sudan?
Only adventurous travelers experienced in visiting developing countries should consider for ancient ruins, camel markets, culture, desert, game  parks, jungle tribes, rivers, snorkeling, and wildlife.


At a Glance
  • Souvenirs to Buy: Camel seats, canes, copperware, decorated daggers, discarded bullet casing goods, drums, ebony carvings, gold jewelry, leather goods, silver jewelry, swords, and wooden pipes.
  • Local Cuisine to Try: Miris (stew). Mullah (stew). Salatat Dakaw (peanut salad).

Fun Facts
  • Largest African country.
  • Supplies over 70% of the world's gum arabic, an ingredient used in soft drinks and pharmaceuticals.
  • Highest point is Mount Kinyeti (10,620 ft).
  • Fifteenth largest country in the world.
  • Sahara Oryx are extinct in the wild.
  • Women are not allowed to attend sporting events.
  • Education is free for children 6 - 13 years.

Special Holidays/Occasions
  • Annual Events: Camel seats, canes, copperware, decorated daggers, discarded bullet casings goods, ebony carvings, drums, gold jewelry, leather goods, silver jewelry, swords, and wooden pipes. 
  • Holidays: Independence Day, Easter, Eid al-Fitr, Eid al-Adha, Muharram, The Prophet's Birthday, and Christmas.

Good to Know
  • Extreme poverty.
  • Obtain VISA before travel.
  • Violence continues along the Chad border.
  • Escorted and hosted tours are the best ways to see the country.
  • Travel with a copies of your passport and VISA.
  • International cuisine is limited to Chinese and Middle Eastern.
  • Khartoum visitors are required to register with the police within 3 days of arrival.
  • Sanitary conditions tend to be below western standards.
  • Electronics: cell phones, laptops, satellite phones, tablets and video cameras require approval. 
  • Prevalent Diseases: Dengue, Hepatitis A, Malaria, Meningococcal Meningitis, Rabies, and Yellow Fever.
  • Outside of Khartoum visitors are required to register with the police within 1 day of arrival.
  • Landmine remnants of war still exist in rural areas.
  • Select airlines and hotels are known to require bank receipts before accepting payment.
  • Only cities and major highways are paved.
  • Avoid walking or traveling alone.
  • Traveling outside Khartoum, take at least two extra passport size photos for your permit.
  • Commuting with additional fuel, provisions, and spare tires is highly recommended.
  • Garbage is commonly dumped in empty lots.
  • Avoid wearing shorts in public.
  • International Driving Permit is required
  • Third-party liability insurance from the government is required.
  • Drive with doors and windows locked.
  • Dress modestly with knees and shoulders covered.
  • Due to sandstorms always carry face coverings.
  • Avoid photographing border areas, bridges, camps, government buildings, infrastructure, military installations, military personnel, police, public utilities, and  transportation facilities.
  • Most local drivers carry no insurance.
  • Little tourism infrastructure is in place. 
  • Roads in the south tend to be closed in July - September due to local weather.
  • Avoid public transportation.
  • Homosexuality is illegal; punishable to life in prison.
  • Operates on a cash-only economy; USA issued credit and debit cards are not accepted.
  • Vehicles tend to be poorly maintained.
  • Clinics and hospitals are poorly equipped.
  • Taxi Drivers rarely speak English.
  • Weekly passenger train service from Khartoum to Wadi Halfa and to the Port.
  • Ambulance services are unavailable.

This international destination requires:
  • A valid passport with six months of validity upon return and two blank pages for entry stamp.
  • Tourist VISA required.
  • Yellow Fever Vaccination required. 

Subject to droughts, heavy rainstorms, high temperatures, humidity, and sandstorms. 

  • Best Time to Visit: November - February & April
  • Coolest Months: December - February
  • Hottest Months: April - July
  • Peak Season: February, July, & October 

Your Must-See & Do
  • UNESCO World Heritage Sites: El-Kurru, Jebel Barkal, Meroë, Musawwarat es-Sufra, and Nuri.

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