Sudan is an Arab state in the Middle East; bordering Egypt, Eritrea and Ethiopia. The entire population of Sudan are mingled with migrants from the Arabian Peninsula. The main religion, unlike Ethiopia, is Islam.

 

The antiquity of Sudan is interwoven with Egypt. This is most likely the case, because Sudan was once under the thumb of Egypt, and only gained its independence in 1956. Since this time, Sudan underwent 17 years of civil war; this was the consequence of ethnic, religious and economic strife. The north and south were in conflict due to the Northern’s being Arabic/Nubian and the Southern residents being Christian.

 

Sudan

Sudan

Conversely one of the upsides to Sudan is the natural resources that they hold, those being petroleum and crude oil. This makes Sudan one of the fastest growing economies in the world; this is a direct reflection of its tourist success.

People in Sudan are very friendly, being known for frequently inviting people to lunch and dinner. This is because of the great sense of pride and joy that the Sudanese feel about their country and heritage. Considering Sudan is in Africa, it is filled with places to visit, that proves to be of extreme interest to the everyday tourist. For example, Sudan’s National Museum which is located in Khartoum, is home to the historical complexities of Sudan pre and post Egypt, which takes form in the many artefacts and antiquities.

In the museum itself you will find Buhen and Semna, these are temples that have a great back story for all interested, as well as religious significance, originally built by the Queen Hatshepsut and Pharaoh Tuthomosis. The Ethnographical Museum contains pieces that pertain to the Sudanese village life, including instruments used for music, clothing, cooking and self made tools for hunting.

So there you have it, the overwhelming reason to explore Sudan.

Sudan

Sudan