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سفارة جمهورية السودان ببرلين

Nature of Sudan. Sudan is place, where we can find two completely different faces of Africa. On the one hand is the dry and desert north of the Sahara, on the other hand are the rich in life savannas of central Africa and the rainforests in the south of the country. Therefore, on the territory of Sudan can be seen almost all major types of landscapes that Africa can offers. Besides location, size of the territory also plays an important role. From south to north through the country runs the River Nile. Passing through the northern parts of Sudan, the river separates the Sahara Desert into two parts - Libyan desert to the west and the Nubian Desert to the east. The longstanding Nature of Sudan conflicts in the country have affected quite negatively on local wildlife. Today with the advent of peace in some parts of the country wildlife is recovering gradually. But in other parts of Sudan the situation is still quite severe, and nature is still suffering of this fact.

Coast of Sudan. Also like Egypt, around the coast of Sudan there are beautiful coral reefs. They are located at shallow depth and underwater visibility is great. Like most tropical seas, the diversity of species in the Red Sea is significant. Unlike Egypt, however, here do not come a lot of tourists. Hotel’s facilities here are with significantly less capacity. One of the few places for a holiday by the sea is in Sudan Red Sea Resort. The place is very unpretentious. It is about a half hour drive north of Port Sudan. Marine waters are warm all year round. Even in January the water temperature is around 25°С. Red Sea Resort is famous for its opportunities for diving tourism. For this reason, here you can find all you need as a diving equipment. Everything here is different from Europe for example. Here the beaches are empty and is a rarity to find someone else besides you on the beach.

Cultural heritage of Sudan. Within Sudan there are traces of human presence since ancient times. On the territory of the country are found many articles, dating from the Stone Age. Today they are stored mainly in museums in the capital Khartoum. Sudan is home of Muslims, Christians and countless number of other beliefs that local people handed down from generation to generation. Unfortunately, namely this cultural diversity was one of the main problems of local residents and therefore is the main conflicts generator.

Cities in Sudan has a typical oriental appearance. For example, in the capital Khartoum you will feel like you're not in Africa, but rather in the cityMiddle East. The buildings are low, most often with flat roofs and are usually painted in white, yellow or beige shades. There are also new and modern buildings, but at the present time they are still rarity. These are mainly bank and hotel buildings. Even at the 5 million capital you will feel like you are in the middle of the desert. The streets are usually dusty and sandy. In some places in the capital (and in other cities) you can find typical oriental markets in which goods are placed directly on the canvas on the ground. In this way the dealers sell fruits, vegetables, nuts and other goods. The streets of the multimillion capital are always filled with people who scurried back and forth. The movement subsides only in the heat of the midday hours when it appears challenging to go out under the searing African sun. Cars move as they do not observe any traffic regulations and creates a sense of chaos and disorder.

Province of Sudan is sparsely populated. In practice, apart from the capital Khartoum and the coast everything else remains pretty far from the tourist routes. The province is not only considered as a dangerous place, but also is pretty wild and has weak developed infrastructure. In vast areas of Sudan there are virtually no roads and highways because they would be literally engulfed by the moving desert sands. Villages in the province are very cut-off from modern civilization. If it was safe to travel around the country probably for many people it would be an amazing experience to get in touch with locals. The simple way of life makes these warm and friendly people to enjoy the most insignificant and small things in their everyday lives and to meet with interest and humility all the foreigners.

What is the best time for tourism in Sudan? The best time of year to visit this hot tropical country is the winter sudan months from December to February. Although often the weather is warmer during the winter season, however, in this way you will avoid the summer rains. Moreover, the dangers of sandstorm during the winter months is less.

What clothes to wear for tourism in Sudan? Traveling to Sudan is better to prepare the thinnest clothing you have. The weather is pretty hot throughout the year, so will be better to get also some suitable footwear. Infrastructure may be normal by African standards, but do not expect to be like in Europe or America. Furthermore, you may want to go on a safari and then you must be equipped with comfortable and durable clothing and footwear. Do not forget to take also sunscreen, sunglasses and a hat.

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