Flag of Sudan (Source» Wikimedia, 2023)

Flag of Sudan

جمهورية السودان


  • Population » 39.5 million
  • Languages » Arabic, English (official)
  • Religion » Islam
  • Life expectancy » 63 years (men), 66 years (women)
  • Currency » Sudanese pound
Map of Sudan (Source » Wikimedia 2023)

Map of Sudan (Source » Wikimedia 2023)




  • Hot and dry
  • Arid desert
  • Rainy season varies by region  from April to November
  • Windy season from November to February


  • Sudanese travel visas are expensive and not easily acquired.

Overland Adventure

  • Overland travel is dangerous and strongly discouraged by governments as at April 2023.
  • One access to and from Sudan (and Africa) is through Saudi Arabia via a Red Sea ferry.
  • Roadblocks are common. Have your identity and vehicle documents readily available.
  • The Temple of Soleb is a UNESCO tentative site.
  • Nuri on the World Monuments Watch

UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Security risks map of Sudan (Source » France, Apr 2023)

Security risks map of Sudan (Source » France, Apr 2023)

Safety and Security

  • In October 2021, a military coup took place in Sudan.
  • Sudan is ranked 155th out of 163 countries on the Global Peace Index 2023, and the third least peaceful country within the Middle East North Africa (MENA) region.
  • There is a heightened risk of attacks in the region.
  • Armed groups have carried out attacks on foreigners, including UN staff.
  • Terrorist attacks and kidnapping are common.

Government Travel Advice for Sudan

Consular support is severely limited in Sudan. (2023)



This page was updated August 30, 2023