Visa and entry requirements Sudan:
Passport required
A visa is required to enter Sudan. Responsible in Germany is the Sudanese Embassy in Berlin.
Visa cost: 45, - Euro

Information from the Federal Foreign Office about their journey to Sudan:

Sudan is a state in northeastern Africa with about 38 million inhabitants. The country is bordered to the north by Egypt, to the northwest by Libya, to the west by Chad, to the southwest by the Central African Republic, to the south by South Sudan, to the southeast by Ethiopia, and to the east by Eritrea and the Red Sea. Sudan is the third largest territorial state on the African continent. The two official languages ​​of the country are Arabic and English and the national currency is the Sudanese Pound, where 1, - Euro is about 22, - SDG.

In the Sudan, there is a year-round tropical climate with sometimes very high temperatures. The different vegetation zones and savanna types offer a variety of wildlife, such as elephants, giraffes, antelopes, buffaloes, lions, hyenas, hippos, crocodiles, birds of prey and other water bird species. Most of these species live in the protected ten national parks or in various nature and bird sanctuaries.

In Sudan, the Islamic religion is also the state religion, with some 5% Christians also living mainly in the south of the country and in the capital.

The country's largest cities include Khartoum, Port Sudan, Bur Sudan, Omdurman, Al-Ubayyid, Kassala, Kusti, Wad Madani, Atbara, Al-Kharum Bahri, Rabak and Nyala.

Sudan is the fourth largest economy in Africa and is one of the richer countries of the continent. The country has rich deposits of mineral resources. The most important industry is the oil export, the country still has iron ore, marble, uranium and gold. Additional agricultural exports are cotton, peanuts, gum arabic, sesame, millet, wheat, sugarcane and sorghum.

The land area of ​​the Northeast African state offers several outstanding sights. Among the major tourist attractions are the pyramids of Meroe - the largest pyramid field of antiquity, the temple grounds of Naga, the great Amun temple of Napata, the pyramids of Nuri, the ruins and royal statues of Karima, the temple of Soleb, the large rock balls near Dongola, the ancient rock paintings on Mount Jebel Peak, the pyramids and ruins of Mount Sacred Mount Jebel Barkal, the Sesibi Temple in Port Sudan, the burial ground of Zuma and the ruins of Sanam.

The capital of the Republic of Sudan is Khartoum with almost three million inhabitants in the city and around 8,8 million in the metropolitan area. In Khartoum there is the confluence of the White with the Blue Nile, with the Amazon in South America the longest river in the world and the most important river in Africa.

The main attractions of the capital include the Grand Mosque of Khartoum, the Presidential Palace, the Roman Catholic Cathedral, the National Museum, the Botanical Garden, the Burj Al-Fateh Hotel, the All Saints Cathedral of Khartoum, the famous Nile Street, the University of Khartoum, the War Cemetery, the tomb of Muhammad Ahmad and the ruins of Naqa.

In October 2016 I toured the Sudanese capital Khartoum for two days. With the airline Emirates it went from Dubai and back again.

While the main streets in the center of Khartoum were constantly overcrowded, luckily it became much more pleasant on my later city tour. Most of Khartoum's attractions are all a bit out of the way and therefore only accessible by car.

The highlights of the city are undoubtedly the many different mosques, all of which are completely different and very nice to look at. In principle, Khartoum is, however, not so touristy developed to fill with its few attractions throughout the day.

Next time, I'm guaranteed to travel inland to visit the many historic buildings of ancient Black Pharaohs.