Wilayat al Khartum Travel Guide

  • private bathroom with toilet and shower
    private bathroom with toilet and shower
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  • the tented camp in the desert
    the tented camp in the desert
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  • Swimmingpool in the innercourt
    Swimmingpool in the innercourt
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See all 360 Khartoum Tips
  • African style

    Khartoum Restaurants

    The restaurant is upstairs from the hotel reception. It is quiet , or at least when we were there. The decor was of an African design with bamboo, pictures of round huts, people preparing food etc. As soon as we sat down, the waitress brought naan bread and two dips, We had to wait quite a while for the food to be ready.We started with chicken...

  • Al Salam Rotana Hotel

    Khartoum Hotels

    Africa Road, P.O. Box 12290, Khartoum, Sudan

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Mosquitos

    Khartoum Warnings and Dangers

    Especially after the rainy season , mosquitos come out in swarms. The government announces there is no risk of malaria after the houses have been sprayed and small planes spray overhead. Frequently this is enough, but still WHO pronounces Sudan as a Mosquito / malaria area,So to protect yourself, get a prescription against malaria.Pharmacies also...



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  • old silver

    Omdurman Shopping

    All the merchants with silver to sell are much the same. Some are so trusting they even let my daughter take pieces home to see if she wanted them- she was collecting silver at the time. Once she made up her mind, she went back and paid for it. Old silver. Beads.The silver has been sold by the Rashaida, an eastern tribe originally from Saudi...

  • Spices and herbs

    Omdurman Shopping

    Spice and herbs are found congregated together in the market. They make a colourful display laid out in baskets or basins or jars.Those with allergies beware ;the smell can be pungent, and the fine powdery spices can be irritating to the nostrils.Lentils, haricot beans, fava beans and rice will be found in hessian sacks.Dried dates, dom palm nuts,...

  • The Mulid: The celebration of the...

    Omdurman Local Customs

    Every year there are celebrations for the Birthday of the Prophet Mohamed. The actual date varies because the Islamic festivals are dated according to the lunar calendar. This year the holiday was 15 February 2011. We decided to take the grandchildren to the area beside the Mahdi’s tomb and the Khalifa’s mosque in Omdurman. Similar venues are held...


Khartoum North

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  • coffee break

    Khartoum North Restaurants

    We went to photograph the junction of the Blue Nile and the White Nile from Khartoum North and decided a good spot was the Hotel Palace [formerly called Friendship Palace Hotel] The hotel is a large building and inside is nicely decorated in wood and wrought iron. I was struck at how clean the chairs were- either new or very well looked after.We...

  • Suq Saad Gishra

    Khartoum North Shopping

    Suq Saad Gishra is wellknown in Sudan as having a variety of goods , especially material and clothing. It has been in existence for a long time. Originally the shops were made of mud brick [teen[ , but then built with red bricks. One of the first to use this new building material was called Saad, hence the name.The suq covers a large area and is...

  • See the new mosque at Kafouri

    Khartoum North Off The Beaten Path

    In Kafouri, a new large mosque cannot be missed-as it stands out. It is built in the Ottoman style of Turkey, and like mosques in Egypt [The Citadel], and in The United Arab Emirates [Gulf States]. This type of mosque has numerous domes and minarets. Theis on at Kafouri was built by Qataris.It is very well furnished, with thick carpets, first-class...


Jabal al Awliya'

  • By the White Nile

    Jabal al Awliya' Things to Do

    It is quite common to see families having a picnic by the Nile. As mentioned elsewhere it is not advisable to go into the water as bilharzia is to be found there,However to sit by the water in the shade of the trees with a picnic, or even a barbecue is an enjoyable occasion.Some of the fishermen may agree to take you out in their boats at a price.

  • Fresh fish

    Jabal al Awliya' Shopping

    Men with baskets of fish for sale can be found on the dam. The varieties available are tilapi [bulti], bayad and catfish. Normally a basket will hold four or 5 large fish and many more smaller ones.It is wise to bargain as the price can drop by as much as a third with persistance. The salesman will skin and fillet the fish for an extra £5...

  • fresh fish

    Jabal al Awliya' Things to Do

    To the right of the bridge in Jabel Awliya there's a small bluish restaurant. It's more like one woman cooking your meals (specifically fish). It's an outdoor restaurant, you go there with family or friends to enjoy your meal while inhaling the fresh air of jabal awliya.


Jazirat Tuti

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  • Drive across Tuti Bridge

    Jazirat Tuti Things to Do

    The new bridge gives a direct route from Mek Nimir Street in Khartoum to Khartoum North, When on the bridge, other bridges that have sprung up to help ease traffic congestion can be seen. These all help movement between the three towns which used to be served only by the Blue Nile Bridge [also a railway bridge] and Omdurman Bridge which used to...

  • Development approaching

    Jazirat Tuti Things to Do

    Tuti Island has maintain a lifestyle which has been around for generations but with the advent of the new bridge, this patch of land may become the hottest property around. Situated in the heart of Khartoum and close proximity to Nile Avenue, I won't be surprised if new development projects will soon take shape here.

  • Town Center

    Jazirat Tuti Things to Do

    Stepping into Tuti Island, you will find yourself in a different place than Khartoum. It is reminiscent of a small rural area with a small town but you can start to see the signs of change. Huge villas are under construction amongst the traditional houses with small lanes where you can find locals walking by. There is a big field in front of the...


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