We are attempting to cross Africa south to north, but with the current crisis in Sudan, we fear to be stuck in Ethiopia.
Any chance to catch a boat in, say, Djibouti to cross the Red Sea to Saudi Arabia?
We can of course fly out, but if anyhow possible, we want to tackle the route overland, i.e., without flying. (Original plan was to go from Port Sudan to Jeddah)
We'll definitely want to avoid areas with civic unrest let alone civil war, so ferries from Djibouti to Yemen are - unfortunately - no option for us.
As far as I have read, land borders between Ethiopia/Djibouti and Eritrea are still closed (and even if, getting a visa for Eritrea at a land border would be next to impossible), so going to Eritrea first and hoping to catch a ferry there is not an option, either.
Looking at a map, the only viable option therefore looks like a sea crossing from Djibouti to Saudi Arabia. Does anybody know, if ferries/boats operate on this route?
Would be great, if you prove me wrong and there are other options as well!