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Arabic, English, Nubian, Fur, Beja, many others in the Nuba Mountains

With the recent military coup on 11 April 2019, the security situation is a fluid one. The British Foreign and Commonwealth Office still advise against all travel to much of western and southern Sudan, with all but essential travel to areas within 100km of Egypt west of the Nile Valley. Click here for more information.

Drinking and nightlife

Cafe in Wadi Halfa


From the outdoor seating area of this welcoming place, with a cup of Sudanese coffee or a mixed juice in hand, it's fun to watch the residents of Wadi Halfa amble past the shops and eateries of the town's...

Cafe in Khartoum

Jazz Café

The closest thing Khartoum has to a trendy hang-out, Jazz Café is your best bet for an enjoyable evening in town. There's good coffee, decent pancakes, tasty sandwiches and live music (usually on Wednesdays).