Where is Kassala Located?
Kassala is the third largest city in Sudan, with over 500,000 inhabitants outside the Khartoum region. The city is located in the East of Sudan near the border with Eritrea on the Eastern Bank of the mostly dry river Gasch on 495 meters at the foot of the 1390-metre-high Taka mountains.
What Country is Kassala in?
The bustling Market district in the city centre is worth a visit, the innumerable sightseeing spots below the Taka mountains, from which one has a wide view over the plain around Kassala.
Another tourist highlight is the Khatmiyya mosque, named after the Sufi order of the same name. The building, which was partially destroyed during the Mahdi Uprising, offers an attractive photo motif with the Taka mountains lying behind it.
The easiest way to get to Kassala is by plane from Khartoum.
If you have some time, you can also arrive via land of Khartoum or Port Sudan. The journey time is 7 to 8 hours each.