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Sudan Warnings and Dangers: 51 reviews and 35 photos

Don't be alarmed by this list, as Sudan is a very large place...and remember that the north (where most of the tourist attractions are found) is one of the safest places anywhere. But Sudan does have its fair share of dangerous locations, and here I will mention places to avoid at present. The south is at war...well, some places are under control, like Juba and Malakal, but officially they are unsafe so only certain aid workers are allowed to go. The Nuba Mountains have also had problems, and despite a recent ceasefire, tourists are discouraged from going...we got as far as Kadugli and had an amazing trip, but I've heard of others being turned back before Dilling. The west (Nyala, Jebel Marra, El Fasher, El Geneina) is a very dangerous place to be at the moment, with tribal fighting occuring in the city streets. Sometimes this area is safe, and some friends of mine enjoyed a holiday in Jebel Marra and Nyala in October 2002, but a friend who went a week later was sent home due to "skirmishes". At the end of 2002, Kassala was under attack again from Sudanese rebels based in Eritrea...it is a safe town nowadays, but you might have difficulties getting documents to visit...I live there, and have a considerable wad of paperwork from various ministries, and have spent many hours waiting for permits, so you might decide it is not worth the trouble. The border areas around Kassala are still technically at war, and there are certainly land mines planted around, so this is also an area to stay away from. In August 2003, Kassala experienced terrible flooding, and much of the town was destroyed...yet another reason for the authorities to discourage tourism there.

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  • Updated Nov 3, 2003
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