Synopses & Reviews
Sudan is vast, ranging from desert lands in the north to tropical forest in the south. Its wildlife rivals eastern Africa and it is one of the most ethnically diverse countries in Africa. This is the only stand-alone guide on the market and delves deep into the countrys past, bringing to life its cultural heritage and history. Improved infrastructure has made the archaeological riches of the Sudanese Nile more accessible; the marine wonders of the Red Sea remain one of the worlds greatest diving sites.
Reviews of first edition
‘Best and only dedicated guide to Sudan - Wanderlust magazine
'It may seem a strange time to be publishing the first guide devoted entirely to Sudan, but hardy travelers have long been discovering the wonders of Africas largest country so this book is very welcome all the same. Despite the crisis in the currently inaccessible region of Darfur in the west of the country, the author optimistically includes it as well as creating a yearning to see the archaeological treasures of the ancient kingdom of Kush, explore the lmatong mountains, meet the bejeweled women of Kassala market and taste bush - a poor mans alternative to a bean stew.' - The Observer
The only standalone guidebook to Sudan, Africas best kept cultural secret.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: At a glance. Geography and climate. Natural history and conservation. History. Government and politics. Economy. People. Language. Religion. Education. Culture.
Chapter 2: When to visit. Highlights. Suggested itineraries. Tour operators. Red tape. Embassies. Getting there and away. Health. Safety. What to take. Money. Budgeting. Getting around. Accommodation. Eating and drinking. Public holidays and festivals. Shopping. Arts and entertainment. Photography. Media and communication. Business. Cultural etiquette. Travelling positively.
Chapter 3: Khartoum
Chapter 4: Northern
Chapter 5: Nile
Chapter 6: Red Sea
Chapter 7: Al Qadarif and Kassala
Chapter 8: Al Jazirah and Sennar
Chapter 9: Blue Nile and White Nile
Chapter 10: Kurdufan
Chapter 11: Darfur