Destination Information for Sudan
Sudan is a far cry from a typical tourist destination, due in large part to its reputation for civil wars over the last 40 years. If you do take a trip here, you’ll see ancient attractions and stunning natural beauty. The capital city, Khartoum, was built while the country was ruled equally by both Egypt and Britain in 1821, and you can find stunning classical architecture and modern skyscrapers. Since the independence of South Sudan in 2011, the country has lost many of its oilfields, and now the economy is largely driven by agriculture.
Sharing a border with Egypt to the North, much of the country is actually part of the Sahara Desert. Tourists should make a point of visiting Meroë, Northeast of Khartoum, which is an ancient city with over 200 pyramids dating from between 300 BC and AD 300. In recent years, thrill-seekers have been heading to Sudan attracted by the growing diving scene near to Port Sudan on the Red Sea coast.
Malaria and regions within country:
The entire country of Sudan is at high risk of P.Falciparum malaria and anti-malarial medication is advised.
Malaria chemoprophylaxis for high risk zones:
If all other anti-malarials are not deemed suitable, Chloroquine plus Proguanil can be used but it is less effective.