About Sudan


Banks are opened from Sunday till Thursday, from 9.00 to 15.00.

Note: Visa, American Express, Access/MasterCard, Dinners Club cards and travellers checks CANNOT be used in Sudan.



The official currency is the Sudanese’s Pounds, 1 USD = 5.7 SDG.


With 0.9 million sq km Sudan is the third largest country in Africa. Dominated by the Nile and its tributaries, it borders Egypt, Libya, Chad, the Central African Republic, Ethiopia, Eritrea and South Sudan. Sudan has over 800 km of coastline along its north-eastern border, providing access to the Red Sea. Sudan has a tropical south and arid desert in the north. It is generally flat, with mountains to the east and west.


  • Population: 35 million (mid 2011 est.)
  • Capital City: Khartoum
  • People: Sudanese Arab 70% , Fur, Beja, Nuba, Fallata
  • Religion(s): Muslim, small Christian minority


The weather in November is moderate. The approximate temperatures will vary between 20-28 degrees Celsius.


Languages: Arabic (Official) English (Official), Nubian, Ta Bedawie, Fur.


Mobile Fixed ISPs
  • MTN
  • Sudani
  • Zain
  • Canar
  • Sudatel
  • Canar
  • MTN
  • Vision Valley
  • SudREN
  • Zain
  • Sudatel


Khartoum International Airport (KRT) is the main gateway into Sudan by air. The airport is served by various European, Middle Eastern and African airlines. Among the cities with direct connections with Khartoum are:
British Airways (with connections to London), EgyptAir (Cairo), Emirates (Dubai), Ethiopian Airlines (Addis Ababa), Gulf Air (Bahrain), Kenya Airlines (Nairobi), KLM (Amsterdam), Lufthansa (Frankfurt), Qatar Airways
(Doha) Turkish Airlines (Istanbul). The airport is located close to the city in Al-Amarat.

Taxis should cost between SDG 30 and 40 to any spot within the city.


Time Difference

GMT + 3 hours.