Sudan What to Pack

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Sudan What to Pack

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    backpacks and soft luggage is preferable if travelling around. Hard cases are likely to get badly scratched or damaged. Loose cotton clothes.Stong shoes for walking, flipflops for relaxing.Rain is not often a problem, and a sweater is only needed at night in winter , especially in the northern provinces where ice may form on water .A shawl is...

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  • It's hot, hot and did I say hot here?

    Screw a suitcase here. Packs are the way to go..easy and comfortable to carry here. It is only humid in the South for the most part so don't worry about sweating too much as it evaporates quickly on your skin so you do not have to worry about the stinky cloths smell as much. a nice light pair of comfortable walking shoes..I had a pair of Columbia...

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  • clothes

    bags that won't get spoiled by dust or manhandling The Sudan his hot most of the year, but being an Islamic country means you cannot go bare-chested [men] or bare-armed [women]. In fact it is unwise to do so as the strong sun can cause severe sunburn, even on a cloudy day. This means light natural materials are best as synthetics only make you...

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  • Vaccinations

    Bring your proof of vaccinations, which are legally required prior to entry, though rarely checked. Still, I would not want to travel here without my documents in order. Moreover, there is a real risk of contracting an infectious disease when traveling in the country, including: Yellow Fever; tetanus; measles; Poliomyelitis; cerebrospinal...

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    It's hard to strike a balance between preparation for temperatures of more than 100 degrees fahrenheit, while also figuring out how to cover your bare arms so as not to offend. Still, you must try to do this. Similarly, shorts are a red flag. Bring a good first aid kit. Strongly discouraged. Times heals all wounds, right? In all seriousness,...

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  • Bring it all with you

    Soft bags are most suitable for transporting by camel. A daypack to carry your day to day necessities. Comfortable, well worn in footwear is a must. Some people find that walking boots become too hot in the desert. Wear whatever you feel most comfortable with. A pair of sandals or flip flops are great for lounging around camp at night.Loose,...

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  • Season of Migration to the North

    Season of Migration to the North, by Tayeb Salih, is far and away the most famous Sudanese book, although you won't find many copies on general sale in Khartoum as the explicit sexual content didn't go down too well with government censors. The book deals with differences between Africa and the West, looking at the very different lifestyles of...

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  • Books to read

    It's always good to read up a little about the history and culture of a country you're visiting so here's a few books about Sudan. I'll keep adding to it as I remember more...Me Against My Brother, by Scott Petersen, is a journalist's account of his experiences covering horrific wars in Rwanda, Somalia and Sudan. Emma's War by Deborah Scroggins...

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  • Things you won't find here...

    Clothes are available fairly cheaply, although you won't find top quality designer clothes. Likewise, shoes are cheap, but tend to fall apart quite quickly...you can get them repaired for a couple of coins by the shoeshine boys in the streets, but there are only so many times that you can sew them back together again! Many foreigners here wear...

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