Here’s a United Award You Probably Won’t Book

Today’s entry in United stopover week is to show some of the Africa possibilities. I was in Dubai for business and booked this swing through South Sudan and Sudan, ending in Djibouti, for 47,500 miles. That is 30,000 miles Middle East to Northern Africa plus 17,500 miles intra-Northern Africa. My stops in South Sudan and Sudan were both over 24 hours so one of them was free.

ua-horn-of-africaI don’t recommend South Sudan at this time. Sudan and Djibouti are both safe for tourists and two of my surprise favorites of Africa. See the pyramids before the Egyptians cottoned on.

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Great to know regarding Sudan. Thanks for posting this and for the visa information, Stefan. I’ve wanted to go for a long time. Will try out the travel agency route!


Can you share your experience with visa application for all three countries? It seems they all require visas in advance for US citizens.


Come on by to HGA – will be there Oct 25-29!

In Khartoum I recommend trying to get to the pyramids if you have time