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About Sudan

 Sudan is a very safe place to live in.

 Please contact our X and/or  existing native speakers from the  Western part of the world for more information about Sudan and the school.

Please Visit Recreational Program page  and Testimonials Page


The major problems in Sudan:

 -  There is a social life for the western people but it is limited, being an alcohol free country, but there are other outlets .You may go swimming, make some friendship with Sudanese people, go for picnics, visit famous local places and take membership in several of the western clubs in Khartoum, which offer sports facilities, it is also quite cheap to travel to other parts of Africa and we can agree if the contract allows, mutually acceptable holiday breaks.

- The heat, it is a real problem for the western people coming to Sudan .The weather is at hottest From June to September it is 40+ degrees and heavy rain.  From October to April it is for some extent reasonable (28+ degrees without rain)

-None stapled electricity power supply, (the school has generator).

-The mentality of the Sudanese people. No job can be done on time and many other issues which are common in the third world, but they are so friendly and well meaning that you can forgive them anything.


Sudan: Places of Interest

CITC Sudan used to arrange regular trips for the staff to visit Begrawiya Pyramids , Jabal Aowlya Dam , Nile River Sailing and Sabaloga falls.

See the Map of Sudan


Khartoum and Omdurman

Khartoum is one of three sister cities, built at the convergence of the Blue and White Niles: Omdurman to the north-west across the White Nile, North Khartoum, and Khartoum itself on the southern bank of the Blue Nile.

Khartoum has a relatively short history. It was first established as a military outpost in 1821, and is said to derive its name from the thin spit of land at the convergence of the rivers, which resembles an elephant's trunk (khurtum). Khartoum grew rapidly in prosperity during the boom years of the slave trade, between 1825 and 1880. In 1834 it became the capital of the Sudan, and many explorers from Europe used it as a base for their African expeditions.

Khartoum was sacked twice during the latter half of the 19th century -- once by the Mahdi and once by Kitchener when the Mahdi was ousted. In 1898, Kitchener began to rebuild the city, and designed the streets in the shape of the British flag, the Union Jack, which he hoped would make it easier to defend. On the opposite bank of the Nile, North Khartoum was developed as an industrial area at about the same time.

Today's Khartoum is a quiet, unremarkable city. It has peaceful, tree-lined streets, and in some ways still bears the unmistakable mark of an outpost of the British Empire. Its expansion to accommodate a rapidly-growing population, however, has added very little in terms of charm or atmosphere.


Temple of Amun lined by rams in Naga.


Sudan, Khartoum, around the Great Mosque



Sudan,  selling watermelons




Pajrawia Pyramids

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Khartoum, Sudan: Burj Al-Fateh Hotel,  in the shape of a boat with a full sail, known as 'Gaddafi's Egg' - Libyan financed hotel located near Tuti island, at the meeting point of the Blue Nile and White Nile - photo by L.Gewalli

Khartoum: Burj Al-Fateh Hotel,  in the shape of a boat with a full sail, known as 'Gaddafi's Egg' - Libyan financed hotel located near Tuti island, at the meeting point of the Blue Nile and White Nile  


Omdurman / Umm Durman: tomb of the Mahdi, Muhammad Ahmed Al Mahdi, Muslim religious leader



Sudan, The Sixth Cataract of the Nile

Sudan, Selling fresh dates



Places to visit in Khartoum


National Museum. This contains antiquities and artefacts from several periods of Sudanese history and pre-history, including glassware, pottery, statuary and figurines from the ancient kingdom of Cush. Ancient Nubia's Christian period is well-represented, with frescoes and murals from ruined churches, dating from the 8th to the 15th century. The Museum's garden contains two reconstructed temples, which have been salvaged from the Nubian land flooded by Lake Nasser. These Egyptian temples of Buhen and Semna were originally built by Queen Hatshepsut and Pharaoh Tuthmosis III respectively. The temples have corrugated iron covers built over them to protect them from humidity during the wet season. The original concept was to roll back these covers during the dry season, but whether this ever happened or not is unclear. The covers are rusted into place and are now permanent and immovable!

Ethnographical Museum. This is a small museum which contains an interesting collection of items relating to Sudanese village life. These include musical instruments, clothing, cooking and hunting implements.

Places to visit in Omdurman


Souq. This is the largest in the Sudan, and has an interesting variety of goods on display. Ivory and ebony candlesticks are carved by market craftsmen, goldsmiths and silversmiths fashion all kinds of jewellery in their shop-fronts, and the atmosphere is lively and bustling. The best time to visit is on Friday mornings.

Camel Market. This is situated about 2km north of Omdurman's main souq. Animals are mostly brought from eastern or western areas of the Sudan.

Tomb of the Mahdi. On the death of the Mahdi in 1885, his body was entombed in a silver-domed mosque in Omdurman. This was completely destroyed by Kitchener in 1898, when the Mahdi's body was burned and his ashes thrown into the river. In 1947 the Mahdi's son had the mosque and tomb rebuilt. Not surprisingly, it is closed to foreigners, but can be viewed from the outside.

Beit al-Khalifa. This is situated opposite the Mahdi's tomb. Once the home of the Mahdi's successor, the house was built of mud and brick in 1887, and is now a museum. It contains relics from Mahdiyya battles, including guns, war banners and suits of mail. An interesting collection of photographs depicts the city of Khartoum at the time of the Mahdi's revolt and its subsequent occupation by the British.