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Letter of invitation for Sudan
« on: January 28, 2011, 01:15:27 pm »
Does anybody as an idea how to get a letter of invitation to get the Sudanese visa or what the letter looks like so we can make our own as it seems impossible to get the visa without it.
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Re: Letter of invitation for Sudan
« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2011, 01:25:51 pm »
Hi Pat

This forum specialises mainly in southern Africa (SA, Lesotho, Swaziland, Botswana, Namibia, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Angola and Malawi).

Some of us have ridden all the up the continent but not many. I hope someone on this forum can help you but have you also tried http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/hubb/
They deal with the whole world while we specialise on the details of the lower part of the continent. Still, I hope someone here can help you
 

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Re: Letter of invitation for Sudan
« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2011, 01:29:17 pm »
Hi Pat

This forum specialises mainly in southern Africa (SA, Lesotho, Swaziland, Botswana, Namibia, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Angola and Malawi).

Some of us have ridden all the up the continent but not many. I hope someone on this forum can help you but have you also tried http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/hubb/
They deal with the whole world while we specialise on the details of the lower part of the continent. Still, I hope someone here can help you
Thanks,yes i also posted on Horizon and ADV because the info about that is hard to get so i hope somebody will have something.
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Re: Letter of invitation for Sudan
« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2011, 04:50:07 pm »
Does anybody as an idea how to get a letter of invitation to get the Sudanese visa or what the letter looks like so we can make our own as it seems impossible to get the visa without it.
Thanks
Pat The Bouc

a Letter of invitation must come from a registered company within the country where you require such visa, inviting you to stay for  holiday and state the adress of residence, also saying that they wil take full responsibilty of you during the stay. Try also a camp site or hotel where you guys are going tostay over, they might issue you a letter of invite if a booking is made
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Re: Letter of invitation for Sudan
« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2011, 07:52:17 pm »
Hello,


i am from Belgium and travelled down from Europe to ZA through Sudan - if you send me a private e-mail then i will send you our letter. so you can have a look what it look like.

But, please do not copy! It has cost me money. You can easily buy this from the company, all written in the letter.

Greetings,
Stefanie
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Re: Letter of invitation for Sudan
« Reply #5 on: February 11, 2011, 08:03:50 pm »
Assuming things haven't changed in 3 years, which is certainly not impossible in this lovel continent of ours, then you will need a "Letter of Recommendation" from your Embassy telling the Sudanese Gov that you are a nice person and not of ill repute. We did not need a letter of invitation from anyone inside Sudan.

If you are heading north to south then get the letter from your embassy in Cairo and the Visa from the Sudan embassy in Cairo. 2-7 days depending on your nationality.

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Re: Letter of invitation for Sudan
« Reply #6 on: February 13, 2011, 05:44:51 am »
Hey Pat! Keep at it. I'm busy asking my own (stupid) questions -- mostly about lions!

Tom
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Re: Letter of invitation for Sudan
« Reply #7 on: February 13, 2011, 10:05:04 pm »
Tom,while you and Chris put up the tent I will be watching for lions so you will have an advance warning while I am running away. :pot:
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Re: Letter of invitation for Sudan
« Reply #8 on: February 14, 2011, 01:43:10 am »
Watch out for snakes too. I hate snakes!

I'm bringing my tree climbing gear - I heard that lions aren't good at climbing trees. I've been practicing tree climbing here at home; I think we should only camp next to trees - or maybe we could figure out how to sleep in trees. 

PS. I also heard that lions have a sporting gene and would rather chase a running man (especially if he is crying and screaming in French) than someone who has just fainted.
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Re: Letter of invitation for Sudan
« Reply #9 on: February 14, 2011, 02:12:44 am »
Bullshit! This must be a photoshoped picture just to worry me. I was assured by a guy who read it in a book that lions don't climb trees!

Maybe what he said was, "Hungry lions don't climb trees." I feel better already.....
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Re: Letter of invitation for Sudan
« Reply #10 on: March 10, 2011, 09:22:53 pm »
Ok, enough banter between the two of you.
What are you guys doing about Ethiopia and getting a letter to enter there as well?  Pat, any chance of sending me the ones you have as going thru' the middle east is becoming a reality now.
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Re: Letter of invitation for Sudan
« Reply #11 on: March 11, 2011, 09:55:59 am »
Watch out for snakes too. I hate snakes!

I'm bringing my tree climbing gear - I heard that lions aren't good at climbing trees. I've been practicing tree climbing here at home; I think we should only camp next to trees - or maybe we could figure out how to sleep in trees. 

PS. I also heard that lions have a sporting gene and would rather chase a running man (especially if he is crying and screaming in French) than someone who has just fainted.

Lions do climb trees, but leopards are better at it   :biggrin:
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Re: Letter of invitation for Sudan
« Reply #12 on: March 11, 2011, 06:35:50 pm »
Sneakers won't help me. I'm definitely the slowest guy - even with sneakers on! I'm doomed.

Watch out for snakes too. I hate snakes!

I'm bringing my tree climbing gear - I heard that lions aren't good at climbing trees. I've been practicing tree climbing here at home; I think we should only camp next to trees - or maybe we could figure out how to sleep in trees. 

PS. I also heard that lions have a sporting gene and would rather chase a running man (especially if he is crying and screaming in French) than someone who has just fainted.

Lions do climb trees, but leopards are better at it   :biggrin:
When in lion country, always wear sneakers - you only have to run a little faster than the slowest guy to be safe  :thumleft:
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Re: Letter of invitation for Sudan
« Reply #13 on: March 25, 2011, 08:16:19 pm »
Hey Tom & Pat & Chris

How are things ?
How far are you with the travels ?

Lovely meeting you the other night at Pom's place
best of luck with the trip & post often so we know you're OK

regards
Rob

PS hope you remembered to take your snake whistles - LOL
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Re: Letter of invitation for Sudan
« Reply #14 on: March 26, 2011, 09:26:58 am »
Hey Pat! Keep at it. I'm busy asking my own (stupid) questions -- mostly about lions!

Tom

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Re: Letter of invitation for Sudan
« Reply #15 on: March 27, 2011, 05:17:11 pm »
Hi Rob,

Well, we haven't left Jo'Burg yet! But in the morning, we go. I just posted new topic on International - watch for periodic updates there.

Good to meet you and Chris (went for a wet ride out today). Everyone has been very nice to us. We couldn't have gotten it all sorted out without Pom  and Mzee - great people. :)

Tom

Hey Tom & Pat & Chris

How are things ?
How far are you with the travels ?

Lovely meeting you the other night at Pom's place
best of luck with the trip & post often so we know you're OK

regards
Rob

PS hope you remembered to take your snake whistles - LOL
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Re: Letter of invitation for Sudan
« Reply #16 on: April 28, 2011, 01:20:27 pm »
Hi

i travelled into Sudan in 2008 from Ethiopia.I arranged my visa while in Ethiopia,was quite simple and i didnt need an invite letter.

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Re: Letter of invitation for Sudan
« Reply #17 on: May 01, 2011, 07:55:10 pm »
How?

Currently in Zimbabwe, but heading north still.

Hi Rob,

Well, we haven't left Jo'Burg yet! But in the morning, we go. I just posted new topic on International - watch for periodic updates there.

Good to meet you and Chris (went for a wet ride out today). Everyone has been very nice to us. We couldn't have gotten it all sorted out without Pom  and Mzee - great people. :)

Tom

Hey Tom & Pat & Chris

How are things ?
How far are you with the travels ?

Lovely meeting you the other night at Pom's place
best of luck with the trip & post often so we know you're OK

regards
Rob

PS hope you remembered to take your snake whistles - LOL
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Re: Letter of invitation for Sudan
« Reply #18 on: September 11, 2011, 06:25:55 pm »
Get your Sudanese visa in Nairobi (Chris at Jungle junction will help with info). You can also get it from Sudanese embassy in Addis in Ethiopia. You have to visit your county's embassy to get a letter from them. If you from the USA, their embassy will not give you a letter. The other embassies are fine. If you from the UK, you will have to pay a substantial amount for this letter. Free at the SA embassy!
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Re: Letter of invitation for Sudan
« Reply #19 on: September 13, 2011, 02:20:46 am »
Get your Sudanese visa in Nairobi (Chris at Jungle junction will help with info). You can also get it from Sudanese embassy in Addis in Ethiopia. You have to visit your county's embassy to get a letter from them. If you from the USA, their embassy will not give you a letter. The other embassies are fine. If you from the UK, you will have to pay a substantial amount for this letter. Free at the SA embassy!

I am back from Africa in USA for over a month. I got my Sudanese Visa (transit) at the Sudan Embassy in Uganda (not cheap, but got it without difficulty overnight). I needed no letter - and as you pointed out, I wouldn't get one anyway from the US Embassy. But, I was with some Canadians who went to their Embassy in Zimbabwe (I think that's were we were) and they didn't get a letter either. Nor did they need one to get a visa for Sudan.

When we crossed over from Ethiopia into Sudan, we were given 3 days to get ourselves to Khartoum and get an extension (30 days) of the Visa. There, we needed a Sudanese "sponsor". Anyone in Sudan who would be willing to give their name and address on your behalf.

A guy at the Immigration Office in Khartoum for his own reasons offered to be my sponsor. It took an hour or so, but was cheap and easy.

The people and the bureaucrats inside of Sudan were all very friendly and helpful -- the most so in Africa in my experience. All the officials in all the (mostly eastern) African countries that I visited were friendly and honest - except Egypt! Corruption there runs deep even after the revolution. You will get in and out, but you will pay bakseech at every turn -- and there are lots of turns for signatures and stamps, especially if you have a moto with you.

But, go thru Africa. Great people everywhere and it's a great experience. And do stop at Nariobi's Jungle Junction. ;D
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