Arriving in Khartouum to souq arabi via mini bus from Atbara I asked, “where is the city centre?” the low rise buildings and mud streets, absence of sidewalks and street hawkers are more indicative of a suburban area. Khartoum has been likened to Maun in Botswana. I say it is a combination of Maun and Lusaka in Zambia.
1. Internet cafes–two to three on every street from 1 – 1.5 sp. Ask the locals. The more expensive ones have A/C so you can type and get a 30 minute cold air fix. for only .75sp.
2. Hotel al Nakhil (30sp for a single with bathroom and fan)
3. Restaurants in Khartoum 2 (Sharia al Jazira–restaurant street)
Taneim Restaurant–great flan (creme carmel for 2sp)–next to the Shell station
Bakery next to the Chinese Restaurant
Real burger and Pizza (great pizza for 6 – 8sp for a small (next to the Shell Station)
4. Lots of Land Cruisers with UN or NGO insignia
5. Lots of paperwork and registration and photocopying for paper work