Sudan Quick Travel Guide
With a travel rating of 46%, Sudan has been in the headlines for all the wrong reasons. But now that South Sudan is following its own independent path, there is hope that this troubled part of Africa may be entering a new, more peaceful era. Even though the country has seen more than its fair share of trouble over the past generation, there have been glimmers of what could potentially be on offer. Primary amongst these are the Pyramids of Meroë in the Nubian Desert. In the past, this region marked the southernmost borders of the Egyptian Empire and has the remnants to prove it in the form of the Jebal Barkal, the burial sites of the region's rulers. One of the best ways to visit these is via a camel tour through the desert, where you can sleep under the stars and get a true feel for how much potential this place actually has. You can also visit a host of Red Sea dive sites such as Sha'ab Rumi South, where you can dive with the hammerheads and see the Umbria, one of the world's premier wreck dives. The Sudan is literally packed with things to see and do and hopefully it won't be long before it's easily accessible without any barriers in the way.
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Scale the modest heights of the Sudan's Jebal Barkal, a flat-topped plateau that once formed an important landmark on the African-Arabian trade route. The mountain, along with the historic city of Napata, are both UNESCO-listed ....
|Coordinates:||15 00 N, 30 00 E|
|Main Languages:||Arabic, English|
|Government:||Federal Presidential Republic|
|Currency:||Sudanese Pound (SDP)|
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- Location: Sudan