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Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 26, 2015
Cosst of Living  (1 Answer)

How much in US dollars is a good income in Khartoum. One that can allow a middle class life. I know its relative on peoples ideas and standard. But what is a decent disposable income in khartoum to be able to do nice things once or twice a month while eating well the rest of the month. Thanks

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 30, 2014
How safe is Kharoum for workers?  (5 Answers)

Hy sorry for my english im Croatian. In January I need to travel to Kharoum becouse my work for one month. So the question is how safe is it for white man to go.. Thank you for answers in advance .

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 19, 2014
Train Travel  (5 Answers)

Is train travel from Wadi Halfa - Khartoum still possible? Frequency and reliability? Travel time?

Is there a border crossing to/from Ethiopia?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 28, 2014


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 23, 2014
Need Thailand Visa  (1 Answer)

Need Thailan Visa from Khartoum. Im Bangladeshi Citizen Serving in DARFUR as UN Police. Want to visit Thailand for 7 days. Please help regarding VISA procedure.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 21, 2014
Nikon Shop in Khartoum

Hello, is there a NIkon shop in Khartoum? If yes, do they reach DSLR cameras?

Duško, Slovenia

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 04, 2014
Applying for a Visa  (5 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.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 04, 2014
Apartments in Khartoum  (1 Answer)


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.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 13, 2014
help with visa  (2 Answers)

Hi everyone

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.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 21, 2014
Hotel stay  (2 Answers)

Can anyone tell me what the situation is with unmarried expat couples staying in hotels in Khartoum? We are planning a short stay.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 01, 2014
Anyone in Khartoum Jan 16th to 20th?  (1 Answer)

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

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 24, 2013
Trying to find my childhood home  (5 Answers)

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.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 15, 2013
good gyms in Khartoum?  (2 Answers)

Hi, I am a gym fan. Which are the best gyms in town? What kind of facilities do they offer?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 09, 2012
Questions about Khartoum  (2 Answers)

Hi there,

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

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 09, 2012
Immigrating to Sudan  (6 Answers)

Hello all,

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!



Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 09, 2012
Weekend in Khartoum  (2 Answers)

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


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 27, 2012
Safety of a flight stopover in Khartoum?  (2 Answers)

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.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 05, 2012
Travelling companions wanted for short trip to Khartoum  (2 Answers)

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

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 30, 2011
Visit Berber, Sudan  (4 Answers)

Hellow Dears
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)

Waiting reply.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 22, 2011
Veggy food  (2 Answers)

Dear Comrades,

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?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 14, 2011
A few questions from an outsider travel  (1 Answer)

Next year i shall be taking a journey from Cairo to Khartoum. I have been doing allot of research about Sudan and transportation, visas, permits etc. So i was wondering if anyone could help me answer a few questions.

1. Does anyone happen to know an online pdf file for a Sudan visa form to apply in Cairo. Thing is i prefer to have visa paperwork in my hand before visiting embassy or arriving in the 2nd country

2. How far ahead should i book the Ferry from Aswan to Wadi Halfa? This is a real crucial element of travel in my trip. I need to be on this ferry on a Certain Monday in July. If im not on it then my overland plans to sudan will be stuffed.

Does anyone happen to have any emails or phone numbers i could call up someone and get my name on the booking list

3) I know i register in sudan when i first arrive but do i need some sort of permit to make the trip into Khartoum

4 Apart from the train that leaves weekly from Wadi Halfa is there any other public transport method to get to Khartoum from Wadi Halfa

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 15, 2011
Relocating to khartoum with a young child  (5 Answers)

Hi , I will be relocating to khartoum with a young child in the coming months and wanted to ask for any advice about life in khartoum. I have lived there previously in 2007.

Thank you

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 15, 2011
appartment for a month  (4 Answers)

Hi, does anyone know of a good furnished apartment I could rent in Khartoum for my first month of moving there? I am moving in Khartoum with my one year old.

Thank you


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 30, 2011


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 19, 2011
Tips from the Khartoum Locals/Expats Please  (7 Answers)

Hi All
I'm new to this forum, but I think I've found the right place to get some helpful information.

I am relocating from Australia to Khartoum in the next couple of months. Planning on staying at least 12 months. I think it will be a culture shock. What do I need to travel there?

Can you please tell me the positives and negatives of living in Khartoum as an expat, the do's and don't as a European female, and how safe it is now to live and work in and the safety projections for the future.

We are planning on travelling the country while there, I believe that some travel is restricted, is this true?

Are there any Aussies on this forum?

I'd appreciate some honest answers.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 19, 2011
Relocating to Khartoum with a dog  (6 Answers)

Hi all, I am considering taking a job in Khartoum with an international organization and if that happens I will be moving with my dog, a Boston terrier (not tolerant to extreme heat). I have never lived in Africa, my only experience was a 2-week trip to Ghana and I thought that was allright. I have spoken with a couple of colleagues who have been to Khartoum and they have all discouraged me from taking the job because of their bad impressions of Khartoum. Can anyone give me some basic information as to what I should expect for me and the dog? I understand heat will be an issue for the Boston terrier, but will I be able for example to rent a modern apartment with air-condition? Do landlords accept pets in apartments? Is it safe for a single woman to walk her dog? Will I be able to find a vet easily? Sorry if my questions sound too simple and silly but as I said, I've never been there and have only heard brutally discouraging descriptions of the place. Any feedback is welcome. Thanks in advance.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 09, 2011
Coming to live in Khartoum - Any suggestions/advice will be welcome  (6 Answers)

I will be moving to Khartoum around end April/May with my husband. We currently live in South Africa. Is there any advice you can give me regarding living in Khartoum, ie where to shop, meet people, things to do, what to bring with me. We have both travelled extensively so are sort of aware of what we are coming to but any advice will be very welcome!
Thank you in advance for your replies (hopefully I will get some!)

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 08, 2011
buying DVD player in Khartoum

I am moving to Khartoum for work shortly. Is it possible to buy dvd players there that will read all DVDs - that is from all regions and formats eg PAL etc

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 17, 2010
visiting Khartoum soon  (2 Answers)

Am thinking of joining my husband in Khartoum,while he works.Is ther much I could do alone for a couple of weeks during the daytime?Are there any tours icould take etc?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 08, 2010
Post Office in Khartoum  (3 Answers)

Can anyone plz gimme an idea how to post a letter from Khartoum to India without seeking a courier company DHL etc. I want to send something not very urgent but yet quite imp. and I donot want to spend a 200USD sending a one page letter, that I cud've emailed, but myink signatures are v.v.imp :(
in case you know the place,pls help..

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