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Travel Warning WARNING: Travel to Darfur is strongly discouraged. Many governments advise against all travel to Nyala because of the security situation in the region.
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(Information last updated 30 Aug 2020)

Nyala is a large city in Darfur.


Nyala is an industrial city and the capital of southern Darfur. It is a major trading post for Gum arabic. Although Nyala is in Darfur, it has escaped most of the violent conflict; however there are thousands of refugees in camps just outside the city.

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Nyala is also the western terminus of the rail network in Sudan. Services are sporadic and there is no fixed timetable, there should at least be 1-2 services from Khartoum each month, as well as a service from Ar Rahad. Journey time are up to 50 hours.

  • 2 Nyala railway station.

Get around[edit]

Map of Nyala


  • 1 Darfur Community Museum (متحف دارفور). A combined regional archaeological museum and community centre.






  • 1 Al Daman Hotel, +249 71 182 5330. One of few hotels in town, often used by government and business travellers.


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