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Africa > Sahel > Sudan > Darfur > Nyala


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Travel Warning WARNING: Travel to Darfur is strongly discouraged. The FCO advises against all travel to Nyala, despite the fact that the city is much safer than the countryside.
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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.

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  • 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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