This third edition is the only stand-alone guide to Sudan with practical information on getting around a country where the travelling is rugged but the rewards immense. As the largest country in Africa, Sudan is vast, often described by its people as the whole of Africa in one country. With more pyramids than Egypt, and rock gongs and engravings (petroglyphs) that are 7000 years old, it has one of the richest and least-explored histories in Africa. Improved infrastructure has made the archaeological riches of the Sudanese Nile more accessible. "The Red Sea" remains one of the world's greatest diving sites and the wildlife of the south will entice visitors to explore. This latest edition delves deep into Sudan's past, bringing to life its cultural heritage and history. It is divided into regions with new photographs and additional maps.
" [...] doesn't just give data or hard facts, it narrates, just like you are reading an interesting piece of literature or adventure. Thank you very much for this valuable guide."
- Dr El Fadil M. Salih, Sudan
PART ONE GENERAL INFORMATION
Chapter 1 The Land and its People Introduction, Climate, Geography, People, Religion, Culture, Natural History
Chapter 2 History Approaches to Sudanese history, Ancient Sudan, Medieval Sudan, The Turkiyah, The Mahdiya, The Anglo-Egyptian Condominium, Sudan since independence
Chapter 3 Practical Information When to visit, Planning an itinterary,Tour operators, Tourist information, Red tape, Sudanese embassies and consulates, Getting there and away, What to take, Money and budgeting, Getting around, Maps, Accommodation, Eating and drinking, Public holidays, Shopping, Media and communications, Cultural etiquette, Responsible tourism
Chapter 4 Health and Safety Travel insurance, Immunisation, Medical kit, Travel clinics and health information, Diseases, Outdoor health, Medical facilities, Safety
PART TWO THE GUIDE
Chapter 5 Khartoum History, Getting there and away, Getting around, Tourist information, Tour operators and booking agencies, Where to stay, Where to eat and drink, Safety, Shopping, Other practicalities, Media and communications, What to see and do
Chapter 6 Khartoum to Atbara Shendi, Meroe and the puramids, Naqa, Musawwarat es Sufra, Atbara, Ed Damer
Chapter 7 Karima and Dongola Karima, Nuri, El Kurru, Ghazali, Old Dongola Dongola, Kawa
Chapter 8 Dongola to Wadi Halfa Travel along the Nile, Kerma, West bank temples, Abri, Wadi Halfa
Chapter 9 Central Sudan Kosti, Aba Island, Sennar, Wad Medani
Chapter 10 East Sudan Kassala, Gedaref
Chapter 11 The Red Sea Port Sudan, Excursions from Port Sudan, Scuba diving from Port Sudan, Suakin
Chapter 12 Kardofan El Obeid, The Nuba Mountains, Babanusa
Chapter 13 Darfur Background, Travel in Darfur, Nyala, El Fasher, El Geneina
Chapter 14 Southern Sudan History, Safety in the south, Juba, Malakal, Wau, Yei
Appendix 1 Language
Appendix 2 Glossary
Appendix 3 Further Information
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Sophie Ibbotson and Max Lovell-Hoare have worked extensively in Africa and Asia.