For anyone traveling from Khartoum to Port Sudan, we will aim to meet at the local airport in Khartoum and leave together on the same flight. Flight times tend to change, therefore we advise that you keep the day free. By end of February or early March you will recieve an email detailing the flight that we will be taking and how you can go about reserving a seat on that flight.

Upon arrival at the Port Sudan airport, a bus will be waiting for us. The drive to the Red Sea Resort is a little over an hour.

Returning to Khartoum

The retreat will end at noon on March 19. A bus will take us from the Red Sea Resort to the Port Sudan Airport. We will aim to travel back to Khartoum on the same flight. 

 

There are a number of operators offering flights to Khartoum. For instance Turkish Airlines, Egypt Air, Ethiopian Air and flydubai have reasonably-priced flights, and you could also have a look at Qatar and Emirates. 

When booking your plane ticket, please keep in mind that we will aim to travel together from Khartoum to Port Sudan on 14 March, meeting at the local airport in Khartoum. Flight times tend to change, therefore we advise that you keep the day free. By end of February or early March you will receive an email detailing the flight that we will be taking to Port Sudan (from Khartoum) and how you can go about reserving a seat on that flight.

If you would like to spend a day in the bustling Sudanese capital Khartoum, you could book a room in the historic Acropole Hotel in downtown, in the friendly Hotel Bougainvilla or in the more luxurious Rotana, to name a few.

If you are coming from/via Dubai or Jeddah, you could check Badr, flydubai or Saudia for flights directly to Port Sudan.

Upon arrival at the Port Sudan airport, a bus will be waiting for us. The drive to the Red Sea Resort is a little over an hour.

Returning to Khartoum

The retreat will end at noon on March 19. A bus will take us from the Red Sea Resort to the Port Sudan Airport. From here, you are free to either travel back with us to Khartoum or fly to another destination.

 

A visa is required for most nationalities.

If you are coming from outside of Sudan, apply for a Sudanese tourist visa from the closest Sudanese embassy. Email bluenilelotusyoga@gmail.com if the embassy requests an invitation letter.

It is advised that you call your local embassy to obtain accurate information regarding visas. 

Foreigners coming from Khartoum should consult with their embassies to see if they require a travel permit to go to Port Sudan. If one is required, please ask your embassy to obtain a travel permit for you.

  • If you have a yoga mat, pls bring it with you (there will be some at the resort for use)
  • Comfortable yoga clothes
  • Long comfortable cotton pants for when leaving the resort for both men and women
  • Loose shirts for men and women
  • Reusuable water bottle
  • Hand towel for yoga practice
  • Sandals 
  • Walking shoes 
  • Insect repellent
  • Sun hat and sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Snacks
  • Notebook
  • Sarong/shawl
  • Bathing suit(s)

How to dress: Sudan is a Muslim country and women and men dress modestly. For women when we are not in the resort, please wear long trousers or skirts and shirts with long sleeves. Some women like to throw a scarf around their neck and use it to cover their hair.  When traveling in the bus or out of the retreat setting, loose and non-transparent clothings are advised. For men, trousers are preferred instead of shorts, and preferably no tank tops. 

Wifi is very weak. It is advised that you assume no internet connection while at the resort. If you would like to have access to the internet, local SIM cards with internet data can be bought in Khartoum. To be able to use a Sudanese SIM card, your phone has to be unlocked. 

If this is your first time coming to Sudan, exchanging money into the local currency is not easy to do. Please bring USD with you (not older than 2006). It is best to carry small notes.

The following website provides information on the weather conditions in Port Sudan during the month of March.

If you feel inspired to tip the staff at the resort, you can do so directly with the resort manager.