Grand Holiday Villa Khartoum
Travel Blogs from Khartoum
... the ride. It was surprisingly comfortable. Another highlight was climbing up a giant rock protrusion Jebel Barkal (I wouldn't really call it a mountain). From here we had an amazing view in one direction of desert and pyramids, in the other a view of the Nile and town, and then also a view of some old ruins. To top it off instead of hiking down we got to run down on sand (I'd gotten over this fear in Dune 45 in Namibia). We were ...
... than in Egypt.
One evening I climbed into a tuk tuk with a Sudenese friend and arrived in a tiny Christian village celebrating Christmas. All the villagers were outside the church singing and dancing, stamping one foot to the ground repeatedly and shrieking with delight. Of course the white man stood out from the crowd and it didnt take long to be asked for a dance. My dancing seem to go down a treat and later found myself drinking illegal home ...
... trip in a 3-wheeled tuk-tuk to find the elusive camel market on the outskirts of Khartoum. We also managed to find a good supermarket which sold fillet steak for about $US8 / kg.... What a bargain! After a great stay with Zuhier and Nebis we departed for Ethiopia at 06:30 to miss the traffic and make it to Tim & Kim's Camp on the bank of Lake Tana before sunset. This was a bit optimistic and we managed ...
... ride of
Rosalyn arrived at around 6 filthy and exhausted having
gotten lost and riding an extra 10km. She did an incredible 104km in the
scorching heat on nasty roads. Upon arrival she immediately went for a "donkey
shower". Locals had drums of water on carts pulled by donkeys and for 1 pound
would let you sit in a shallow tub while they siphoned water from the tank to
hose you down. Last day of off-roading tomorrow.
... in Lake Tana in Ethiopia, while the White Nile starts its journey in Lake Victoria in Uganda), but it is here in Khartoum that the two meet. It is a pleasing, if not overwhelming, sight, but I sat and had an icecream (yes they have icecream here) and read my book overlooking the Confluence.
I also visited two museums. Both very good indeed and giving a surprisingly well-balanced history of the country, both demographically and religiously.