Information about flights to Khartoum
Situated on the confluence of the White Nile and the Blue Nile, Khartoum is a city of water and bridges. As it is split into three by the Nile, it feels as though this is actually three cities, as each district is very different. As the capital city of Sudan, this metropolis in the desert can seem hectic at times, so take it all in from the back of a â€œbajajâ€, a three-wheeled taxi, and be amazed by what this city has to offer. As it is the largest airport in Sudan, there are daily multiple flights to Khartoum International airport.
Nile Street or Shari’a Al-Nil
Take a walk down the beautiful tree-lined, Nile Street with the Blue Nile running along one side, and old colonial buildings on the other. Both the Republican Palace Museum and Sudan’s National Museum are found along this pretty street, so take a look inside and discover the country’s history as well as its present, with a vast array of presidential Rolls Royce cars and gifts to the state. If you are in the city on the first Friday of the month, make sure to go to the Presidential Palace on Nile Street to watch the ceremonial changing of the guard.
The shopping scene in Khartoum has something for everyone. The largest open air market in the city, Souq Al Arabi is split in two sections, and has an entire area specifically for gold, which is a sight to behold. It is also a great place in which to observe the daily life of those living in Khartoum. Afra Mall is the place to go if you are looking for a more ordered experience, with many retail outlets, supermarkets as well as a bowling alley and cinema.
Outside the city
When you need a break from the city, head into the desert landscape that surrounds Khartoum. Dinner National Park is totally unique in that is uncontrolled, allowing you to see the wildlife and game in its natural state. Explore this park on the banks of the Blue Nile with a guide who will help you to get the most out of your visit. For a longer trip outside the city, travel to the World Heritage Site of Jebel Barkal. The mountain which used to serve as a boundary for the Egyptian Pharos, is surrounded by temples and palaces, some of which are still considered sacred by the local population.