Sudan

SUDAN TRAVEL GUIDE

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Sudan is the third-largest country in Africa yet the least visited by tourists. Sudan is also considered to be the richest in wildlife, birds and Nile natural scenery that are the attractions for the visitors. Getting a visa for Sudan is an expensive hit-and-miss affair, but if you do manage to get in, and you stick to the safe areas, you will probably have a memorable experience. The Sudanese people are very hospitable, and you can visit some awesome tourist attractions without even seeing another tourist.

 

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SUDAN QUICK FACTS

  • Capital: Khartoum

  • Government: Military junta

  • Currency: Sudanese Pound (SDG)

  • Area: 2,505,810 km²

  • Population: 41,8 million (2018)

  • Language: Arabic & English (official), Nubian, Ta Bedawie, diverse dialects of Nilotic, Nilo-Hamitic, Sudanic languages,

  • Religion: Islam 70% (in north), indigenous beliefs 25%, Christian 5% (mostly in south and Khartoum)

 

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SUDAN PUBLIC HOLIDAYS

  • 1 January, Independence Day

Also, Maulid an-Nabi, Eid al-Fitr, and Eid al-Adha.

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SUDAN WEATHER SYNOPSIS

Sudan experiences mean annual temperatures between 26°C and 32°C, with summer temperatures in the north often exceeding 43°C. Rainfall in Sudan is unreliable and erratic, with great variation experienced between northern and southern regions. Northern regions typically experience virtually no rainfall (less than 50 mm annually), central regions receive between 200 mm and 700 mm per year, and some southern regions experience more than 1,500 mm annually. Most rainfall occurs during the rainy season from March to October, with greatest concentration between June and September.

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SUDAN TOURIST SEASONS

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SPORT & ACTIVITIES

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HEALTH RISKS IN SUDAN

Be aware of possible health risks in 

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Yellow fever - The yellow fever virus is found in tropical and subtropical areas of Africa and South America. The virus is spread to people by the bite of an infected mosquito. There is no medicine to treat or cure an infection. To prevent getting sick from yellow fever, use insect repellent, wear long-sleeved shirts and long pants, and get vaccinated.

Zika Virus - Zika is spread mostly by the bite of an infected Aedes species mosquito. These mosquitoes bite during the day and night. Zika can be passed from a pregnant woman to her fetus. Infection during pregnancy can cause certain birth defects. There is no vaccine or medicine for Zika.

Malaria - Malaria is a serious and sometimes fatal disease caused by a parasite that commonly infects a certain type of mosquito which feeds on humans. People who get malaria are typically very sick with high fevers, shaking chills, and flu-like illness. Although malaria can be a deadly disease, illness and death from malaria can usually be prevented.

Dengue - Dengue is spread mostly by the bite of an infected Aedes species mosquito. These mosquitoes bite during the day and night. About one in four people infected with dengue will get sick. For people who get sick with dengue, symptoms can be mild or severe.

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