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khartoum sightseen
Wednesday, 14 April 2010 13:35

Khartoum  is the capital of Sudan. It is located at the confluence of the White Nile flowing north from Lake Victoria, and the Blue Nile flowing west from Ethiopia. The location where the two Niles meet is known as "al-Mogran"

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Divided by the Niles, Khartoum is a tripartite metropolis with an estimated overall population of over 6 million people consisting of Khartoum proper, and linked by bridges to Khartoum North called (al-Khartūm Bahrī) and Omdurman (Umm Durmān) to the west.

Museums and ancient places in Kharoum

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Those who interested in history and archeology are highly recommended to visit National Museum which lies just nearby the confluence of the two Niles, indeed they will reward themselves unforgettable moments of the  rich historical heritage of Sudan. There is also the Ethnographical Museum, which reflects the cultural life and traditional artifacts of the Sudanese people. The Museum of Natural  History sheds light upon the diverse animal life of Sudan. A visitor can also enjoy Khartoum's Botanical Garden, where he/she can enjoy the wonders of Sudan's rich botanical variety

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Across the Nile in Omdurman, Beet Al khalifa's museum is open it's ancient doors welcoming  the  visitors from all over the world , to tell stories about the Mahadia's era (1885-1899) and the national struggle for independence led by Muhammad Ahmed Almahdy  concluded by the great victory of Sudanese people over the English colonizers. Just few  steps of the museum you can find the very popular Mahdi's tomb.

 

 

Accommodation facilities in khartoum.

Some Hotels in Khartoum

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Burj alfateh

 

 Burj Al Fateh Hotel. A sleek architectural masterpiece of steel and glass, this hotel redefines the business hotel category, seamlessly combining form with function, high technology with unparalleled luxury and elegance with efficiency. Set among landscaped gardens, ornamental mini-lakes and fountains, Burj Al-Fateh Hotel is the ideal environment for the discerning corporate traveller. Burj Al-Fateh complex sits on the meeting point of the Blue & White Niles, and is in the centre of Khartoum’s commercial, business, and administrative districts

 

Al Salam Rotana Hotel

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Al Salam Rotana Hotel is a 5 stars hotel located 15 minutes away from downtown Khartoum 3 kms from the International Airport on Africa Road close to the renowned Afra Mall.

 

Grand Holiday Villa Hotel & Suites Khartoum

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Built in the late 1800, the Grand Holiday Villa Hotel & Suites Khartoum’s historical building exudes an old world charm of the colonial era. Centrally located in the heart of Khartoum's commercial hub, this hotel features 160 guest room, in addition to office suites, a shopping arcade and an exclusive recreational club. With royal visitors of the past including Thomas Cook, Sir Winston Churchill and Queen Victoria, rest assured of 5-star conveniences and modern facilities to ensure a memorable stay in the grand city of Khartoum, Sudan



 

 

Coral Khartoum ( previously Hilton Khartoum)

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Brilliantly situated at the confluence of the Blue and White Nile, Coral Khartoum enjoys a superb location in the historic capital of Sudan. Merely 6.5 kilometres away Khartoum International Airport the hotel is a convenient choice for both leisure and business travelers.

 

Regency Hotel (Previously Meridian)

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  International 4 star Business Hotel , Located in the heart of Khartoum Business   District and just 10 minutes away from Khartoum Airport.

 

Acropole Hotel

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The oldest Hotel in town warm, friendly and family hospitality situated in Zubeir Pasha street, in Khartoum near shops, banks and important business firms

 

Lisamin safari Hotel

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classic, cosy African inspired hotel located in the capital city of Sudan, Khartoum. It conveniently lies less than 10 minutes away from Khartoum International Airport, in a secure and prominent neighbourhood, which also hosts UN organizations and embassies. The hotel has 15 single/twin bedrooms, 4 Junior suites and 4 large suites.

 
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