Port Sudan, on the Red Sea, was founded by the British in 1909 to replace the old trading port of Suakin. Today, Port Sudan is most famous for its unspoiled off-shore coral reefs which make it one of the world’s most exciting diving destinations.
Port Sudan is also a great place to enjoy fresh seafood, hibiscus tea and a stroll along the sunny promenade.
Take a 30-minute bus ride to see the ruined coral houses and mosques in the abandoned town of Suakin. Once Sudan’s main trading port, Suakin was replaced by Port Sudan when its harbour became too clogged with coral.