Cheap flights to Sudan
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Most flights to Sudan land at the airport in Khartoum, the capital city of Sudan.
There are no direct flights to any Sudanese airport from the United Kingdom for now. The preferred route to Sudan is to land in Khartoum by using the services any middle-eastern airline. Competitive airfares are often provided by Turkish Airlines, Qatar Airways and EgyptAir for this flight.
The best time to visit Sudan is in December and January. During this time the highest temperatures will not go beyond 30°C. This is the coolest weather one can experience in Sudan, as the temperatures can exceed 40°C in June. Remain hydrated during your trip and use sunscreen when you need to absorb some Vitamin D.
There are two major international airports in Sudan. The following are their details.
A British National is required to obtain a visa from the Embassy of Sudan in London. Upon arrival, the traveller needs to register himself at the Aliens Department of the Ministry of Interior. Please visit the department within three days of landing in the country. The department will ask the traveller for two passport sized photographs and a processing fee of £35. They only accept Sudanese Pounds so please carry some local currency with you when you go. The department will also issue an exit visa that the traveller needs to show at the airport’s immigration office at the end of the trip. Some established hotels will do this process for you, so please inquire from the hotel staff if they can help when you check-in.
The cheapest time to go to Sudan would be in the month of August. The rains in this month bring down the hot temperature quite a bit. This difference can be felt as August is cooler by 5°C in comparison to the heat in June usually experienced in the country. The humidity does not rise in the area as it rains because the winds keep blowing the access moisture away. After the peak of the rainy season in August, the temperatures start to rise again. August gives the traveller a brief window in the summer months, to visit the country in relative comfort without burning a hole through the pocket.
Sudan is an ancient country. Sudan, like its northern neighbour Egypt, is nurtured by the Nile River. The early history of the country had powerful kingdoms of the Ancient Nubian civilization ruling the area. Many of the current landmarks and tourist attractions are museums and archaeological sites that have been cherished by the locals and have received international acclaim.
Being an Islamic country, Sudan celebrates festivals that are usually celebrated by Muslim cultures all over the globe. These festivals include the Eid ul Fitr and the holy month of Ramadan but a lot of non-Islamic festivals are also enjoyed by all throughout Sudan. The Sudanese calendar of festivities starts with the Milad-un-Nabi, which is the celebration of the birthday of Prophet Muhammad. There are stands with food and delights that line the streets of Sudan and the locals dance and rejoice until nightfall. The popular Spring Holiday is held every year in April, on the first Monday after the Christian Easter holiday. The day is characterized by displays of music, dance, and all-round festiveness. Held in honour of the Sudanese saints, the Sufi Holiya Festival is distinguished by the gathering of people from all walks of life, who dance and hug each other in the streets. This really is one of the most spiritually uplifting traditions in Sudan.
Getting around in Sudan can be easy but at times could be very testing. Sudan is a desert country with a hot climate almost the entire year. Walking about the place, even in more developed places like Khartoum could be tiring, to say the least. Greater Khartoum includes three city districts of Northern Khartoum, Bahri and Omdurman, which makes this conurbation difficult to cover on foot. In Sudan the taxi is your biggest friend. As is mostly the case in the rest of Africa, a lot of taxi drivers try to tout and intimidate the traveller to use their taxis at unfair prices. Please note that one litre of petrol is for 7 Sudanese Pounds. Bargain with the driver and use the airport taxi services to get a fair price. Apart from the taxis, rickshaws are also an easy way to travel through the most congested of intersections of the city.
There are many five star hotels in Sudan, the majority of them are in Khartoum but a few are located in Port Sudan as well.