House for Sale in Khartoum North!

House for Sale in Khartoum North!

Front elevation of the house in Gharb Bahri in Khartoum North. Offers around $280,000

This is a rare opportunity to purchase a well-finished and modern residential building within the commercial area of Gharb Bahri (in a street parallel to the street with the hospital).

It is conveniently located close to the main hospital, Bahari market and enjoys good road links into the centre of Khartoum.
The building was completed in November 2011 by the owners and has been used for private residential purposes ever since then. There is potential to build at least 2 more floors as the building has a concrete frame and foundations designed to support a larger structure. The building plans for this extension are available for inspection.
Due to its location, the building could be used as doctors’ clinics or offices as well as two separate flats.
The building is located off Sharia El Ma’uuna, close to the Agricultural Bank
The total area of the plot amounts to 200m²

Please e-mail for further details or to arrange a viewing with my local agent.

Muna Zaki



Review of Bradt Guide Book to the Sudan

Sudan: the Bradt Travel Guide by Sophie Ibbotson and Max Lovell-Hoare (3rd edition, pub. 2012)

This is an excellent book in so many ways. Firstly, it is beautifully written with the descriptions of places balanced by factual information and practical tips. I liked the short articles within the main text that provide at least a start for those wishing to understand more about Sudan, its history and its culture.
There is a short bibliography at the back that usefully includes a short summary of what each recommended publication is about. This guidebook is well designed, easy to follow and lavished with some wonderful coloured photographs. Continue reading

Courier delivery -Sudanese style

My husband has reminded me of his own experience of the “camel post” from his time as a volunteer teacher in Dar Kababish in western Sudan:

“Whilst travelling by camel on a track between Hamrat Esh Sheikh and Umm Badr, I was surprised to see a police land cruiser speed past in front of me and then momentarily stop for a split instant to enable a policeman inside to toss out an envelope in my general direction. Continue reading