Egypt to Sudan... ???

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1. Posted by Pablo_Arg (First Time Poster 1 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Hi All...
Well, im about to begin an overland trip from Egypt to South Africa, and the less clear point is how to go through Sudan, from Egypt to Ethiopia.
Have anyone done this track before and could advise me something ?
Like way of transpor in Sudan, is there a train from Wadi Halfa to Kartum or any other transport ?
Then, how can I reach the border with Ethiopia ?
What places are worth seen in Sudan ?
Security ?
Well thats all for the moment...
I hope someone can help me...

[ Edit: Edited on Nov 26, 2006, at 10:08 AM by Pablo_Arg ]

2. Posted by t_maia (Travel Guru 3290 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

It is apparently very easy to get into Sudan from Aswan in Egypt. There is a train going up to the Ferry crossing Lake Nasser to Wadi Halfa. The ferry runs once a week, IIRC.

Just get a Sudanese visa in Cairo and then go to Aswan and figure things out from there.

I have not done this trip, but it did not seem very problematic to get to Khartum from Aswan.

The South of Sudan is more problematic, as there is practically no information on this area available online. Best contact the Sudanese, Kenyan and Ethiopian embassy in your country and your country's embassies in Kenya, Ethiopia, Somalia and Sudan.

Hope I helped.

3. Posted by theviking (Budding Member 8 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Going through the border in Aswan should be easy. You can get a visa in Cairo (about 100$). Travelling to Ethiopia might be a problem as you need to travel through some very unstable areas. I think I rather go to Etiophia using a plane :-).. Sudan is not the most fun place I have been but at least in the North you will be OK