Sudan Driving Advice and Car Hire Info
Driving in Sudan
You can drive in Sudan using the licence of most countries for up to 3 months. Sudan drives on the right of the road in left hand drive cars. Before planning any trip you should consult your Government’s website for up to date travel advice as many areas of Sudan are on the ‘Don’t Go’ lists of most countries including Darfur and the border areas with Eritrea.
Road conditions throughout Sudan are hazardous due to poor driving , pedestrians and animals in the roadways, overloaded and badly lit and maintained vehicles. Only major highways and some main roads in the cities are paved; most roads are, rutted and poorly maintained. Drivers will routinely ignore rules of the road and you should drive cautiously and defensively and always expect the unexpected. Driving at night is dangerous and should be avoided if possible, as should driving on minor roads outside cities. Car jacking is a problem in certain regions.
In northern and western Sudan, sand storms, known as haboobs, can greatly reduce visibility when they occur and can quickly cover roads with shifting sand at any season of the year. Roads in southern Sudan are often impassable during the rainy season, from March to October. Driving under the influence of alcohol carries stiff penalties including fines, jail sentences, and even corporal punishment. Sudan is a challenging driving abroad location and you should limit driving to daytime and main routes if you can.
Sudan Car Rental –
Sixt and Europcar have branches in Khartoum
Sudan Self Drive Rules
Sixt don’t allow cars to be taken out of the country. Europcar mention restrictions on taking cars to certain countries but don’t elaborate.