Welcome to Kassala
Kassala, with its wonderful setting at the foot of the melting granite peaks of the Taka Mountains, is easily the most exotic corner of northeastern Sudan and a fitting reward for the long journey here. Its huge souq is where half the tribes of northern Sudan, including the Beja and the Rashaida, seem to meet – expect an ethnic mosaic of colours, smells, noises and experiences. It's also a popular destination for honeymooners, whom you can usually see enjoying a cup of tea in the nearby village of Toteil. If you happen to be here in September or October, don't miss the famous camel races.