Tourism in Sudan, 10 Reasons to Visit Sudan. Sudan is one of Africa’s largest, least visited countries. Tourist travels are possible in the northern and southern parts, although continuing internal conflicts exist in much of Sudan. The people in Sudan are actually very friendly to all the travelers going there. People welcome you as if you are in another African country. People are very interested in you and are proud to show you their country and their hospitality.
Estimated by 2017, the country is visited by 800,000 tourists. There are many historical buildings and natural beauty areas waiting to be discovered in the country. Here are 10 reasons to visit Sudan.
1. National Museum of Sudan
Located in Khartoum, the capital of Sudan, this museum exhibits many works from the old Christian era to the present day. You should definitely visit this museum to learn more about the history and culture of Sudan.
2. Sanganeb Marine National Park
Sanganeb is a coral atoll located about 30 km north east of Port Sudan in Sudan. Since 1990, Sanganeb Atolu is serving as National Marine Park due to the submarine creatures here. By 2016 this park was added to the Unesco World Cultural List.
3. Gebel Barkal
Gebel Barkal Mountain, in the Karima village in the Northern Province of Sudan, is one of the major touristic regions of the country with an altitude of 80 meters. There are many pyramids on this mountain.
4. Nubian Pyramids
200 km north of Khartoum, in the Bagrawiyah region, the Nubian Pyramids were built between 720-300 BC. But due to internal conflicts in Sudan, it is now closed on a visit. Although these pyramids are on the Unesco World Heritage list, they are not preserved today and are abandoned in the middle of the desert. These pyramids resembling Egyptian pyramids will disappear in the near future if they are not protected.
5. Burj Al-Fateh Hotel
The Burj Al-Fateh Hotel, located in Sudan’s capital city Khartoum, is known as the most modern building in the country. It is similar to the Burj Al Arab hotel in Dubai. For this reason, it is one of the most important structures of the city. You can go here and stay.
Omdurman is a city connected to Khartoum State of Sudan. It lies to the west of the Nile river and opposite bank of the capital Khartoum. It’s a great bazaar. You can buy gifts from this bazaar and then you can go to the camel market.
It is a Sudanese city about 150 km from the capital Khartoum. There are many historic buildings in this city. But the most interesting point in the city is the large number of pyramids in the form of graves.
8. Tuti Island
Located between the two branches of the Nile River, Tuti Island is a quiet and peaceful area. You can visit this island and sit down in the coffee shops on the island and eat and drink. From Khartoum you can cross over the river and reach this island.
9. Al-Kabir Mosque
The Al-Kabir Mosque, situated in Khartoum, the capital of Sudan, is located next to the Blue Nile. It is one of the most important mosques of the city and the country.
10. Suakin Island
Suakin Island is a flat and oval tourist island on the western coast of the Red Sea in the north east of Sudan. It is also an important port city. In the past, this was the most important port of the Nubian region, but then dropped to second place with the establishment of Port Sudan, 30 kilometers further north. Suakin Island has an important place in terms of its location. Because it is known as the pilgrimage gate of Africa. Suakin Island is being restored union with Turkey and Sudan to gain back business tourism. After the restoration work is completed, 5 million tourists are expected to come to this island annually.