Khartoum is the capital of Sudan in Africa. Khartoum is situated where the White and Blue Nile rivers meet. Khartoum has a population of 5.1 million people and an area of 20,736 square kilometers. The economy of Khartoum is sustained by various industries which include manufacture of petroleum products, textile industry and food processing among others. Khartoum has many museums that attracts visitors to the city. A ticket to the museums and other historical sites is available on request. An air ticket can be purchased from several sources.
Khartoum Travel FAQs
Q. What are the main tourist attractions in Khartoum?
A. Tourist attractions in Khartoum include the Nile Street which is the prettiest street in Khartoum, Sudan Presidential Palace Museum, Sudan National Museum, Sudan Ethnographic Museum, Commonwealth War cemetery, Souq Omdurman which is one of the largest markets in Africa, The Khalifa's House, Jabal al-Awliya' Dam, White Nile Bridge and Hamed el-Nil Tomb.
Q. What are the facts about Khartoum?
A. Khartoum is the beginning point of River Nile. Khartoum has relatively lower crime rate compared to other cities in the Sub-sahara Africa. The origin of the name is unknown, the name however means 'trunk' in Arabic. Khartoum consists of at least ten bridges. The first shopping mall in Khartoum was opened in the year 2004. Khartoum is considered as one of the hottest cities in the world, temperatures can reach 127 degrees. Osama bin Laden bought a house in Khartoum where he lived in 1991 to 1996. Sudan where Khartoum is located has pyramids similar to those in Egypt. Get your ticket here so as to find out more about this ancient city.
Q. What is the best season to travel to Khartoum?
A. December, January and February are the coldest months in Khartoum. June, July and August are the hottest months in Khartoum therefore, travelers are advised to travel to Khartoum during the month of September. This is because there is little rainfall in Khartoum at that time and the temperatures raise up to 20 degrees celsius. One can get their ticket during the months of October and September if you do not mind rainfall. Ensure you acquire your ticket within the season so as to maximize on your trip.