Khartoum Sudan Travel
The first stop on my Sudan trip was a visit to the city of Omdurman, the capital of Sudan's second largest city, Khartoum. I went to the OMDURman district of KharTOUm to see the Sudanese whirling around like dervishes.
In Khartoum we made our way to the city of Omdurman, which literally means "the water side," and it is a small city. I was the only foreigner there, with only a few other Sudanese and a few locals from the nearby town of Kordofan.
The main tarred road from Khartoum to Wad Medani goes south, and from there the Nile flows into the Blue Nile, which flows into Khartoum m Bahri. The river crosses South Sudan, where it is known as Bahr al-Jabal, before finally entering Sudan south of Rabak. South of Khar, the road also leads to El Obeid, which then continues west to the Chadian border with Darfur, and then to Al-Fashir, which is currently somewhat dangerous to use.
If you are coming from Egypt, the only crossing is by boat or bus, and you have to take the weekly ferry to Aswan every Tuesday. You will drop off in Wadi Halfa in North Sudan, but if you book a ferry ticket, you must have a valid visa for Sudan (which you can obtain in advance from the USA). Note: Although no Egyptian visa is required to enter Egypt The Egyptian Embassy in Addis Ababa will submit a request for evidence to you, which the Sudanese Embassy insists on examining.
Once you have registered for your visa, you will need a travel and photography permit to enter Sudan when you leave Khartoum. To travel to all areas of Khartoum to use public transport, a combined photography and travel permit is required, but this seems unnecessary, at least in North Khartoum.
This route in Sudan runs from the north of Wadi Halfa (Egyptian border) to the south of Sawakin (Ethiopian border). If you were coming from south to north, from Egypt to Sudan, you would see it on the map below and overtake Egypt into Sudan. There is a train that connects Khartoum, the capital of Sudan, and other parts of the country, but it is only open in the morning and evening hours, with a few exceptions. This trip to Sudan would, however, make it the perfect overland trip in Sudan, as it is a perfect journey from Sudan to Egypt.
The train from Wadi Halfa (Port Sudan) leaves the main terminal in Khartoum (North Bahrain) for KhARTOUm via train to the port of Sudan and from there to the capital of Sudan. Besides Khartoum, there is Sudan Airways, which flies to the capital Kordofan and other parts of the country such as Darfur and the border with South Sudan, but there are no direct flights to or from these cities except those operated by Sudan Airlines, the national airline in Sudan. Apart from Khartowm, there is a Sudanese airline, Sudan Airline, which flies to all major cities and towns in the north and south from Kondofa to Daraa, Dariya, Juba, Al-Gharbiya and other cities.
Sudan Airways operates a service from Khartoum to all major cities in the north and south of Kondofa, Daraa, Dariya, Juba, Al-Gharbiya and other cities. Traveller Elaine Galloway on her way from Khartoum to Khmer Rouge in January 2016. The weekly Nile steamer connects Aswad in Egypt with Wadi Halfa in Sudan. The train leaves Kharta at 09: 00 on Saturday and leaves from the main terminal in Khartym (North Bahrain) by train to the port of Sudan.
Traveller Leonie Purvis travelled from Cairo to Khartoum in 2006 with her husband and two children. Sudanese visa after the Sudanese embassy in London told her that it was not possible. She said she was granted a visa on her way back to Cairo after travelling to Sudan in January 2016.
Although a visa from the Sudanese Embassy in Addis Ababa is cheap at $60, it is extremely unpredictable to get it and forget about it. If you plan to get a Sudan visa quickly in Cairo, note that the Sudanese Embassy in Egypt is likely to be closed on Fridays. Although a visa from the Sudanese Embassy in Addes From Ethiopia is cheaper than 60 US dollars, it can be extremely unpredictable to get it, even though it is cheap at 60 US dollars.
Credit cards are not accepted in Sudan and there are no ATMs in Khartoum. Therefore, it is important to plan ahead and bring enough cash with you for the duration of your trip. The food here is simple and cheap, and you will stay when you travel to Sudan, and you do not have to worry about tourist advertising or chatter. The journey to and from Sudan is stressful - free, but not as easy as it sounds. If you are in Sudan for a week, you can start a few days outside of KhARTOUm by driving north to the Meroe Pyramid and staying one or two nights at the MerOE camp.