Taxi 'price list'
Taxis in Kahrtoum (like everywhere else) are known to overcharge you.
Arriving at Khartoum airport, I discovered a new trick. When we negotiates the price, they took out the 'official' price list. A piece of paper with trips and prices on it, nicely done on the computer, but no official stamp! So just ignore it and continue to haggle about the price.
Register on entry
One thing that has always frustrated me when travelling to Sudan is that once you enter the country an entry stamp is stamped on your passport usually over the visa which took so long to get. What is not always clear is that on the stamp it states that you should register yourself within 3 days
Cheap internet right between two expensive hotels
If you're staying at Le Meridien or Khartoum Plaza (The hotels are about 100m away from each other on the same street) you'll be interested to know that there's an internet cafe with about 30 PC's located between the two hotels. Their hourly rate is SD200 (+-US$1) Not sure what Le Meridien charges, but it's half the price charged by the Plaza. It's on the same side of the street as the hotels and up a little stairway passage. It's open till 23h00.
Obviously, this place is NOT a tourist trap, I just thought here would be a good place to put the tip.
- Budget Travel
- Business Travel
The Touts at the Airport
They be waiting for you baggage at the airport. They get you through the customs in No time...but, be prepared with the green backs thereafter!
Unique Suggestions: Try not to bring too many bags..that might fall into their hands. The closer your bags are on your body the better.
Fun Alternatives: If its the first time , you might not have sudanese dinar... so bring small change. They wont let your bags go until you pay.
Cant say there are any tourist...
Cant say there are any tourist traps in Khartoum. Didnt see any tourists at all ! PHOTO: TAKING A REST IN CENTRE OF KHARTOUM.