KASSALA

Kassala is located in the East of Sudan, some 600 km from Khartoum practically on the border with Eritrea. It used to be one of the touristic highlights of Sudan, and is still quite popular with Sudanese newlyweds who come here to honeymoon.

The cool climate and the stunning scenery are the main attractions. The city is split in two by the Gash River. A wide expanse of dry sand for most of the year, during the rainy season it fills quickly and has caused devastating floods on many occasions.