It is substantially easy to get a visa from any Sudanese embassy or consulate in your country, prior to arrival and must be applied for four weeks before beginning of the tour [ http://www.sudan-embassy.de/ ]. Some Sudanese embassies insist on an invitation letter from the Sudanese agency; if you send us an scanning copy of your passport details, we can provide this invitation letter. Sometimes visa may be obtained upon arrival at the airport, but this is by no means guaranteed and in any case expensive.
For application you will need:
- A passport that is valid for at least another six months
- One passport-sized photograph
- A completed application form
- Visa fee depends on your nationality.
- Please note that the passport must not contain any Israeli stamps or entries!
Please note that we provide this information for your convenience. It is still your responsibility to check with the Sudanese embassy in your country to make sure that you meet all requirements to ensure entry to Sudan!
There is a passport registration which is done by the company for a fee of ## euro (not included in our rates).
The rates for our programs start from 2 persons. Our rates include all transportations, visits, entrance fees, guiding, and hotel accommodation in Khartoum, as well as tent accommodation with full board safari-style outside of Khartoum.
Reservation, Confirmation :
Send us your request by e-mail or phone to get our quotation. After you have accepted this we will confirm you the reservation with the name of the hotel in Khartoum and the name of the guide.
In Khartoum you can choose hotel accommodation from all categories. There are luxurious 5*Deluxe Hotels, then 4*hotels, and also reasonably priced good 3*Hotels, which we use for our regular programs. Upon request we can upgrade to higher categories as well.
Outside of Khartoum accommodation is either in camps or tents, or possibly in local houses! During adventure trips accommodation are tents (for 2 persons) with bottom covering and mattresses. Our team prepares three meals a day.
In Khartoum we eat either in hotels or in good clean local restaurants. We are making sure to supply you with the safest, most variable and typically oriental outdoor food (safari food) while travelling outside Khartoum.
Breakfast: Coffee, tea, Hibiscus, cheese, boiled eggs, jam, bread or special Bedouin pancakes.
Lunch: Usually lunch is the lightest meal of the day and consists of different kind of cheese and vegetables, or scrambled eggs with bread and salad, noodle- or rice-salad, tuna fish.
Dinner: This is the main meal of the day and leisurely prepared: soup of the day, rice or pasta and vegetables with meat or chicken, and coffee or tea. There are always fruit besides.
What you must bring for your trip to Sudan:
Back pack or soft bag (no hard luggage) not heavier than 12 kg
Loose comfortable clothes, preferably cotton, no shorts or beach dress outside of hotel compounds! It is recommended to bring several pieces of light clothing to wear one above the other instead of one thick item.
Sandals or light shoes
Cap or sun hat
Flash light and batteries
Water Flask (best made of aluminium)
Moist kerchiefs and small towel
Sun screen (high protection), tooth brush, tooth paste, lip stick
Also you should bring copies of your travel documents (passport, flight ticket, visa, insurance policy, travellers cheques etc.),
For photographers we recommend to bring sufficient film and also adapters for re-charging cameras on the cigarette lighter in the jeeps. Please bring 2 passport photos so we can have photo permits issued after your arrival. These will cover photo cameras only. for film and video cameras you would need a special permit at special fees.
Please note that your passport must not contain any Israeli visa or stamps!!!
It is not permitted to bring alcoholic beverages into Sudan!
First aid kit:
Usually you will not need it, if you follow your guide’s instruction about food, clothing and heat & sun protection. We have our own first aid kit, and we are well trained to handle difficult situations.
It’s recommended you bring:
Micropur MT1 tab. (For drinking water disinfection).
Oral rehydration solution.
If you are dependent on special medications make sure that you take a sufficient quantity.
All personal belongings are customs free, with an allowance of 200 or Less cigarettes or 1/4 ounce of tobacco. The duty free shopping in Khartoum International Airport does not offer much choice.
For electrical or electronic equipment and firearms, dues are taken for these items but if they are re-exported within six months from the date of their entry, the duty, is refundable.
It is forbidden to take alcohol into Sudan, even for personal use.
The currency is the Sudanese pound. One US$ = about 6,5 Sudanese pounds and 1 euro = 7,6 pounds. There is no Limit to the amount of foreign currency that can be admitted in Sudan. Declaring amounts exceeding US$ 5000 to the authorities at the port of entry is a must to ensures the right of the visitor to take out any amount of foreign currency not exceeding the declared amount.
Credit cards & Travellers’ cheques:
Credit cards or travellers' cheques are not much use in Sudan. It is best to carry cash, either in US$ or in Euro.
The electric current has 220 V/50Hz. You need to bring an adapter for your electrical appliances.
Between the end of September to the end of April the climate in North Sudan is very moderate ranging between 25°C and 35°C.
Tumbus Tourism Company was founded in 2008 ,the founder is Mr. Ahmed Mohammed Eltayeb.Our objective is to deliver high quality of archeological and cultural tours and a range of other services to tourists across the world