Hello, is there a NIkon shop in Khartoum? If yes, do they reach DSLR cameras?
I have read people being arrested photographing confluence of the Miles form the bridge. What exactly is the issue there?
Secondly, A traveller to Sudan told me that photographing bridges and the Nile is not allowed. It's clear that bridges are in many countries considered strategic objects, but the river... Could anyone confirm? I would like to photograph Nile at one of the cataracts.
Thank you for answers.
Does anyone know how to apply for a Visa. The last time I went to Sudan it was done through the Hotel I stayed at, although this time I plan to stay somewhere else. I have a sponsor in the Sudan, but they don't know what they have to do.
I am planing on going to Khartoum in June for about 4 months. Does anyone know anyone know any apartments or hotels I would be able to book for this period? All the hotels seem to be quite expensive.
What is the proper attire for an American attending a Sudanese funeral in US?
Hi, so far I have read once that during carnival most things shut down. Meaning public transport from city to city, is this true? Ideally I would not like to be in Las Tablas for 4 days because the buses are are not running. Besides renting a car to get around, most people usually stay put when carnival is happening, correct? That and I hear most go out to the countryside?
I need some help and advice.
I am british and living in UAE encountering problems finding anyone who can supply a visa quickly.
I need to try and get to Khartoum within a week.
I know it is a long shot, but the sudan embassy here told me that you can send a person that knows you in Khartoum to the ministry of interior who send you to the ministry of foreigners or ajanib, apparently these guys can get a you a visa quickly?
Also there are agencies that do it there in Khartoum for you, I do have a contact in Khartoum but we don't know of the agencies.
Can anybody please help?
Thanks so much in advance.
Can anyone tell me what the situation is with unmarried expat couples staying in hotels in Khartoum? We are planning a short stay.
My husband is maybe wanting to work in Sudan in next autumn. Now it seems it is impossible to travel over there because there is war. Anybody living over there? How are foreigners treated nowadays? (Of course we'll not travel ovar there, if there is war...)
Hi Guys, I am arriving on holiday to Khartoum on 16th to 19th Jan 2014. I am staying at the Acropole hotel and plan to visit the Meroe Pyramids on the 18th Jan. I have been quoted 200 USD for a driver and guide to the Pyramids. Does anyone want to join me to share costs? Justin
I am returning to The Sudan soon for a holiday and want to revisit sites I remember as I child.I lived as a young child in Omdurman in the 1950's and am trying to find the house where I lived. It was near the original radio station that overlooked the Nile, was next door to a school and there was a big house on the corner of the road that we turned up .
Can anyone help.
Hi, I am a gym fan. Which are the best gyms in town? What kind of facilities do they offer?
What should he do? Hes never been before so didnt know.
I´m looking for a hotel in Kassala and would like to get any recommendations if you have! Especially about the prices.... Thanks!
please i will like to know of a good furnished apartment for a student in omdurman. a one bedroom apartment preferably. Thanks
I am new Ethiopian here in Khartoum and wanna to meet friends and tourists?
Can anyone tell me the (exact) location of teh Main Souq and the Camel Market in Omdurman? Is the Camel Market every day, every friday or every month?
Hello, I'm looking for pictures of traditional instruments in the Sudanese region of Khartoum. Can you help me please redirect me to a website. thank you
I'm planning to visit Khrtoum/Umm Durman next July, I have two questions for which I'll be grateful to get answers:
1. Is sailing in the Nile safe enough? Are there boat owners or clubs which are safer than others? I am no swimmer if you know what I'm thinking of.
2. What is the best place to find books of differnt sorts and at the cheapest possible price?
Thanks in advance
Hi All some advise please...rumour has it that obtaining a Sudan visa at the Embassy in South Africa has a very low success rate and that it takes almost 2 weeks...also that one can fly to Nairboi and get a visa on the same day at the Sudan Embassy in Nairobi. Does anyone know if this will work or has heard of someone who has done this? Thanks.
I'm planning to immigrate to Sudan within the next couple months inshaAllah and have some vital questions I hope you can assist with:
1. My fiancee (female) is Sudanese, I am not nor do I have any status whatsoever in Sudan - Is there a Marriage visa I will need to get in order to visit and get married in Khartoum? If so, how long does it allow me to visit for and will I have the ability to work?
2. Are there any other documents I will need in order to get married there? Licence? Proof of being Muslim? Birth Certificate etc?
3. Once married, does anyone know the procedure for getting the appropriate papers to then live in work in Sudan?
4. I've checked online and all the apartments advertised seem to be luxury apartments for over1500 USD per month. Where can I find an simple, ordinary, 1 bedroom apartment or studio? Is sharing a flat popular and available in Sudan?
5. What can I expect water and electricity bills to look like on a monthly basis?
6. Is it easy to get a work permit? Usually the employer has to satisfy immigration that they've tried to fill the post locally and regionally before going abroad.
Looking forward to your responses and help!
After spending a month in Darfur, I will be going to spend few days in Khartoum.
Anybody could recommend me:
1. a good beauty salon in Khartoum (spa, manicure, pedicure ...)
2. a supermarket or shop which sells imported stuff and kind of thai/asian spices
3. a travel agent / tour operator which offers Khartoum city tour
I would appreciate very much
Our current best route from Kilimanjaro, Tanzania to Los Angeles has a stop in Khartoum. I've read that the current airport in Khartoum has a pretty poor safety record, in addition to the existing state department warnings about the Sudan.
Anyone have any recent experience stopping over in Khartoum? We wouldn't actually disembark. Any insight into the safety level of the airport? There was mention of an updated airport opening in 2012, but I can't find any information on whether and when that is actually going to happen.
Higher level, are we missing an option in terms of getting from Kilimanjaro back to Los Angeles? I've gone through the various flight searches, and it looks like for the dates we selected that is the only timeline that will work out.
Hi Guys, I am travelling to Khartoum for a short break between June 2nd and 5th.
I plan on seeing the Pyramids of Meroe and doing a City tour of Khartoum. I cannot find anyone who wants to go so if anyone is free then drop me a line. I have booked the Acropole hotel to stay in (No 1 hotel on Trip Advisor). Cheers Justin
Was looking for some help in knowing whether the itinerary I put together for the northern part of Sudan is good. I will be with a private driver and want to make sure it is comprehensive.
Any suggestions, revisions, omissions, deletions, add-ons..let me know. I welcome anything you have to suggest.
Day 1 - Khartoum
Day 2 - Khartoum – Omdurman – Western Desert
Morning visit the Archaeological Museum that contains two full temples rescued by UNESCO and moved from the Lake Nasser area, when it was flooded by the water. Then drive to Omdurman and visit the Khalifa’s House and the Mahdi’s Tomb. Afterwards drive north through the western desert before pitching camp. Overnight in camp.
Day 3 – Old Dongola - Nubian villages
Day 4 – Kerma - Tombos
Visit the ‘Deffufa’. In Tombos, see the statue of the black Pharaoh Taharqa, left in the old quarries for 3000 years
Days 5-6 - Sebu - Temple of Soleb – Isle of Sai - Abri
In Sebu, see rock engravings on the mountain walls. From there reach the granite boulders of the Third Cataract. Then visit the temple of Soleb. Cross the river to reach the Isle of Sai, to see ruins of Egyptian temples and Turkish forts, and cross the Nile again by ferry to set up camp near the village of Abri.
Days 7- 8 – Wadi Halfa – Lake Nasser - Station no.6 – Umm Nabari Gold mine
Drive north to the border town of Wadi Halfa then visit Lake Nasser/Lake Nubia. Continuing on visit Station No. 6, and head to the Umm Nabari Gold Mine at the base of the Mountain Umm Nabari.
Days 9-10 – El Kab village - Nubian Desert
Drive across the desert to the village of El Kab. Visit the villages of the people located along the banks of the lake.
Day 11 - Karima – El Kurru - Karima
Go to Karima at the foot of Jebel Barkal. Visit El Kurru, and nearby petrified tree trunks.
Days 12-13 – Nuri – Atrun Crater – Bayuda Desert - Meroe
Visit the pyramids of Nuri before taking a cruise along the river. Cross the Nile and enter in the Bayuda Desert. Reach the Atrun Crater, then reach the town of Atbara, cross the Nile for the last time and head to the pyramids of Meroe.
Day 14 - Musawwarat - Naqa
Continuing on we reach Mussawarat El Sufra and explore there. Then head to the site of Naqa.
Can we also work in to see the town of Shendi to visit the market?????
Day 15 – Naqa – Khartoum
Explore the temples of Naqa before returning to Khartoum. On the way stop in Omdurman to visit the souq.
Does anybody know the address of Sudan Embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia? I browsed several websites and they gave different information to another. I sent email to the embassy however it was undelivered.
Anybody has experience to apply Sudanese visa, would you mind to share the information on documentation required and how long the process may take
I am going ot Sudan in Jan 2012. Which Types of Clothes is required for Day and Night. If any friend have some information about weather condition in Jan to Jun. Please post the answer.
I am planing to visit Berber Town in Cement Factories Area. Can I get air conditioned bus from Khatoum to Atbar or Berber.
Second thing about food prices (CocaCola/Bread etc)
I am moving to Juba in January and I was wondering if anyone could recommend a good guidebook to South Sudan. Doing some research i could only find guidebook that were written before the indipendence, so now that North and South Sudan are two separate country I guess a lot of thing must have changed.
I shall be landing at Khartoum by end of Nov2011 and would love to explore the best possible place/s both in terms of cultural as well as to meet interesting people.
Anyone would like to share their views:
1. How safe is the place, currently?
2. Any Veg food available?