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Sudan: Bicycle Tour Travel Guide




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by David Mozer

[An introduction and overview to travel in Africa is available by clicking here.  If you are look for a bicycle tour to this country, this link might help you.]

The information below may have been extracted from a more comprehensive "Country Supplement" to the book "Bicycling In Africa".  For information on these publications click on the links.

Generally Sudan doesn't lend itself to bicycle touring and southern Sudan is inaccessible owing to civil war (tough a peace treaty was signed in May 2004, which may turn this around).

Assuming that your interest in Sudan is crossing it as part of a longer tour carry adequate water and food, and consider the following information: Provided you have a Sudanese visa in hand, you can enter that country from the CAR. However, you will not be able to get past Kosti in the centre as much Sudan south of there is occupied by rebel forces. Juba is still in government hands but is besieged and can only be reached by plane. From Juba, you can't really get anywhere anyway. An alternative would be to cross into Eritrea or Ethiopia from Sudan, but most of all the border areas have been under rebel control since the beginning of 1997. Make sure you have an Eritrean visa in hand should you decide to attempt this route as there is no Eritrean representation in Khartoum until relations between the two countries improve. You may be able to get passage from Port Sudan or Suakin to Saudi Arabia or Yemen, whence there are occasionally vessels to Eritrea. The latter is also the most likely strategy if you are coming from the North.

Links of Interest:


Regional Resources:

  Cameroon / Chad
Dem Rep of Congo



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