Sudan Nightlife

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Sudan Nightlife

  • Nightlife, what's that?

    There is really no nightlife in Khartoum.Everything must stop by law at 11pm, even weddings.The centre of Khartoum in the evening is like a ghost town. But nowadays along the banks of the Nile groups of people gather to chat and socialise.Shisha pipes can be found in some cafes, but the law changes from time to time, so be careful. Women should...

  • British Gathering Place

    Do you read Dickens? If so, the name of this club will ring a bell. No doubt named after Charles Dickens' first novel (in which a Mr. Pickwick runs a club called 'The Pickwick Club'), this local nightspot is one of the few places for a cold-ish beer in town. It used to be that you could go on Thursday nights and meet a regular "British...

  • Night life?

    Nightlife - What’s that? In the country side it seems that the locals enjoy to sit together in front of their houses and have a chat!

  • Chicha

    I'm sure everyone has seen images of Arab men puffing away on tall water-pipes. Well, chicha, nargileh, hookah, hubbly-bubbly, or whatever you want to call it, has made it to Sudan too, although not as noticeably as elsewhere in the Middle East. Chicha in Sudan comes in two varieties...tufaah, which is apple-flavoured tobacco, and jaraak, the harsh...

  • Nature's own night time show

    As always I have to include a couple of sunset pictures. This one was taken from the Blue Nile Sailing Club in Khartoum.

  • The desert sky at night

    Out in the desert, there is no nightlife, other than what you make yourself. Watching the sun go down, then enjoying a cup of tea as you watch the stars come out, can be very rewarding. With very little light polltion, the stars shine very brightly and numerous and are a delight to see. You will no doubt want to retire to bed early, as you will be...

  • Illegal substances! If you really need a...

    Aragi is Sudan's riposte to Islamic Sharia Law - homemade alcohol that can burn holes in your liver. Because it's illegally made the strength (and colour, although it's usually clear) varies, from watery and weak to mind-blowing throat-melting dynamite. In the south there are occasional stories of moonshine alcohol mixed with god knows what that...

  • Smokin' da shisha!

    Like the Middle East, everywhere in Sudan you'll see people (well, men) smoking hookah pipes (water pipes/hubbly bubbly etc), usually referred to here as shisha. You'll probably smell them before you see them - the delicious smell of apple tobacco wafting through the evening air is one of the most welcome in Sudan.Like eating, smoking shisha is a...

  • What nightlife? Sudan after hours...

    Nightlife as most people know it doesn't really exist in Sudan. Sharia Law means no alcohol, so there are no (legal) bars and certainly no nightclubs. In some of the displaced settlements you might find some Southern style parties with Congolese music and illegal liquor but this is rare, extremely dangerously illegal and not something tourists will...

  • Bring a good book or two

    Nightlife in Sudan is limited, to say the least! Small towns go to bed at dusk, as some places do not have electricity...I remember having a very hungry early night in Kerma, because everyone was asleep by 8pm. In the cities, there are things to entertain yourself with, such as cinemas (usually Bollywood or Jackie Chan), clubs (not nightclubs, I...

  • None in particular. Hope to...

    None in particular. Hope to get invited to a private party and you'll have an amazing time.Again, those great, great people... No shorts, nothing too garish, but otherwise the Sudanese are rather relaxed that way.

  • Nightlife in Sudan isnt...

    Nightlife in Sudan isnt drinking in bars and dancing in discos. Most people just seem to take walks, sit and chat and drink tea or mineralwater in small cafes etc. I had a great time just sitting and chatting with the locals over a tea or mineralwater either at home or out in town. To my surprise alot of people spoke english and it was easy to make...


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