Places to Visit in Sudan Last updated on
Saturday 24th April 2010
Travel in the Sudan poses a number of problems for the visitor, of which all intending to enter the country should be aware.
Quite apart from the difficulties involved with transport in a country so recently torn by war, and the internal problems posed by the presence of such large numbers of refugees with the resulting lack of food, there are extra hazards which the visitor may encounter.
This section will draw your attention to the problems and also, we hope, the attractions of visiting the largest country in Africa.
Places to visit
Khartoum & Omdurman
Jebel Marra Mountains
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