While Sudan is one of the largest countries on the African continent, it is also one of the least visited by international tourists. For those who do venture into areas not affected by conflict, a land of stunning beauty, warm hospitality and cultural treasures awaits.
Thanks to the size of Sudan, there are numerous domestic and international airports scattered throughout the country. Khartoum International Airport, situated a few kilometres from the centre of the capital, is the busiest. You can book flights to Sudan through lastminute.com and arrange hotel accommodation in the country ahead of your visit in a matter of minutes. It's also simple to get information and travel advice by speaking to a member of our team on 0800 083 4000.
Most visitors begin their visit to Sudan in the country's capital, Khartoum. Vibrant and modern, the city has numerous sites of interest. The National Museum, with its extensive collection of artefacts that date from prehistoric times through to the present day, is a great place to learn about the history of the country. The museum also regularly hosts cultural events. Find time to view the Presidential Palace in Khartoum and visit the attached museum, before making your way to the impressive Omdurman Souq. The market is the largest of its kind in Sudan and traders come here to sell an incredibly diverse range of products from jewellery to clothing. Also worth a visit while in Khartoum is the Ethnographical Museum, which provides an intriguing snapshot of Sudanese village life. Sudan is filled with places of incredible natural beauty, such as Sanganeb National Park on the western shore of the Red Sea near Port Sudan. The reserve covers an area of about 26,000 hectares and is home to an amazingly diverse collection of marine life, including three species of sharks, turtles, dolphins and more than 100 groups of coral reef. Unsurprisingly, diving is an incredibly popular pastime in this part of the country.
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Cost of living in Sudan
|Food and drinks||Prices average|
|Beer (0.5 litre)||£1.00|
|Meal at McDonald's||£2.00|
|Water (0.33 litre)||£0.00|
|One way tube ticket||£0.00|
|Taxi starting price (normal tariff)||£2.00|
|1 summer dress in a chain store (Zara, H&M,...)||£34.00|
|1 pair of jeans (Levi's 501 or similar)||£14.00|
|Average monthly disposable salary (net)||£104.00|