Trip in Sudan
I am planning to travel to Sudan with 6 friends in november 2003, here is our road book:
Day 1 to 3:Arriving in N'Djamena (Chad), we will be reaching the Sudanese border in Al Junaynah in 4X4.
Day 3 - 8: We will get to the Jebel Marra area (3068m), and eventually trek through this area. We want to meet the Fur's tribes people living there.
Day 8 - 12: On the road to the Nuba's mountains where we will be staying for days.
Day 12 - 14: Karthoum and back to the Chadien border.
Please let me know if you or some of your friends have already been or crossed those area.
I need to know about the safety about those places. Gourvernements forreign affair say it is not wise to get there, but i doubt about their reliability. ( us gouv. say it is unsafe to go to Corsica ! robish)I can not believe that kind of advise for Corsica nor Sudan.
I need your knowledge of the country and your advise. Thx to get back to me.
Not particularly safe place to go, we went through last year. Chadanians are extremely hostile and unpleasant. Sudanese are great people and the countryside is great but the western region has been having major problems. When we went through, we had fuel problems, we were limping our way through and word got back to the local military commander who dispatched a landcruiser 75 pickup with a machine gun and 4 troops on the back. Since we went through the border with Chad has been closed because of fighting between rebel groups and government troops. If you look through things like www.bbc.co.uk you will find links but recently there was reported clashes with several people killed.
Thx you mate for your kind advise. We may check out another area to cross through.
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