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Old 26 Oct 2008
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Ferry Jeddah (Saudi) to Suakin (Sudan)

Hello all,

There seems to be little information on the ferry between between Saudi and Sudan.

I believe the Sudanese port of Port Sudan, is not used for ferry to Saudi?

Any info gladly welcomed.

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Back in 2002 there was a ferry from Port Sudan to Jeddah. A lot of pilgrims used the ferry and I think it still exists.
Since you are in Norway you can try to reach the Norwegian Consul in Khartoum, he is a friendly (Sudanese) guy and will probably help.

Royal Norwegian Embassy in Khartoum, Sudan
Street 49, House No. 63
Khartoum 2
P.O. Box 13096, Khartoum - Sudan
City: Khartoum
Phone: (+249 1) 83 57 83 36/57 83 43/57 83 45
Fax: (+249 1) 83 57 71 80
Web Site: Norway - the official site in Sudan
Email: emb.khartoum@mfa.no
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Hello my good friend,
Thank you for your positive reply.
I also found this guy Brian, who recently did it in a 4x4.
He did it South to North,
Keeping your options open
Looks like a perfect route.
Saudi (diesel 4p a liter !)
Ferry to Sudan, then the regular run down to Cape Town.
I really do need to miss out Egypt, as I will spend far too much on a 800% carnet for Egypt.
My vehicle is over £10k as are others in the possible group.
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jeddah to sudan

hi there have you any info on the ferry and when are you going down this route we are planning it for early next year
cheers dave
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