Khartoum Sudan Shopping
This post is long overdue, but I wanted to make sure that I record my trip to Khartoum, Sudan, in a way that it is appropriate. When I decided to travel from Ethiopia to Sudan, it was because I had met a few other adventurous travelers who were there and loved it.
The British ruled Sudan and Egypt, and many Egyptians moved to Sudan in the late 19th and early 20th centuries as a result of the civil war. As the situation in Sudan deteriorated, some of these Egyptian immigrant families stayed there for many years, with Sudan becoming their home.
So you have it, 33 things you need to know when you go to Sudan and what you need to do while you're in Sudan. Having travelled to Sudan and loved it myself, I would now like to share some important information to help others who may also be thinking of travelling to this African country.
If you are in Khartoum for only 24 hours, you cannot see everything, but if you plan a little, even a day outside Khartoum will not disappoint. If you walk through the streets in just 5 minutes, cross the Tuti Bridge, explore "Tuti Island" and visit the Sudan National Museum to see the artifacts of Sudanese archaeological history. The US does not accept passport photos, so go to the register with a passport photo - a passport size photo is required.
If you stay for a long time, it may be necessary to travel to Sudan to stock up on cash, but due to the extreme temperatures, this is highly recommended. Therefore, you must calculate what you will spend during your stay in Sudan and bring the full amount (plus a bit more for emergencies) in USD cash.
First, it is important to know that when you travel to Sudan, there is an exchange rate of 2%, whether you get an official exchange rate from the bank or an unofficial black market that you can illegally access. Sudanese visas are not available at borders, by land or air, but can be obtained if you visit the country directly from outside Sudan. The easiest Sudan visa is the 14-day transit visa, which gives you the opportunity to see all countries within 2 weeks.
Once you have registered for your visa and have left Khartoum at some point, you will need a travel and photography permit for Sudan.
Upon arrival, foreigners must apply for an additional research permit from the Sudanese authorities. CEDEJ Khartoum supports research in Sudan, which is carried out by students and doctoral candidates from all over the world as well as international students. We conduct cooperative and multidisciplinary research programmes in what is now Sudan and can generally help with access to Sudan's territory. We can make it easier for our partners to obtain visas, research and travel permits and facilitate the transfer of students, faculty, staff and students to other countries.
Ali Dinar Street is located in the city centre and offers a wide range of shops, restaurants, cafés, bars and restaurants with a variety of food and drinks.
Khartoum International Airport and the major hospitals are within a 10-minute drive, and it is also central to everything.
Sudan Airways, the national airline, connects the capital with the rest of the country and other major cities. Bus stops and hotels say no - short distances, but tuk-tuk tables are common, and buses depart from Sgd. Older, less frequent trains run daily between Khartoum and the city centre, with some stops in the north and south.
Street snacks are a welcome change in Sudan - very useful for many travellers, but if you are in a hurry and don't want to waste time before you reach Omdurman, there are smaller, similar souks. Khartoum, however, has a wealth of souks of all kinds, and the food here is simple and cheap - the kind of accommodation you'll find when traveling to Sudan. If you feel like a MASSIVE state-of-the-art session, then the Nubian Peace House in Karima is an incredible Sudanese pleasure.
If you are looking for a lively place to live in Khartoum, look no further than Al-Riyadh - the only developed summer resort in Sudan, located 39 km southwest of Port Sudan. If you are interested in the history of Sudan and its people, you should visit the whirling Sufis of Al Riyadh with their many mosques. This is one of the most popular destinations in Africa and the Middle East, but it is also a great place to shop and eat.
Sudan is one of the most visited destinations in the Middle East and Africa with a population of over 1.5 million people and a high level of tourism.
The easiest way to reach the Hamid el-Nile Mosque from Khartoum is to start at the Arabi bus station and look for a minibus to the Hamed al-nil Mosque. It would be best to mention this point: in Sudan, paying by credit card is unknown. In fact, without a bank account, you cannot access foreign money in Egypt, Libya, Sudan, or any other country in the Middle East or Africa. How do you pay for buses or anything outside Sudan?