Travelling from Nairobi to Khartoum in January-February 1981, I collected dragonflies for cytotaxonomical study. Thirteen species were examined, the 6 asterisked (•) are new to cytology. The localities visited at Nairobi, Kenya were: (I) Nairobi Park, Jan. 19; — (2) Nairobi river, Jan. 20; — (3) railwaystation, Jan. 21. The localities visited in Sudan were: Juba, White Nile, Feb. 7 & 10; and the Imatoung Mountains; brook S of Gilo, alt. 2000 m approx., Feb, 12.