Top things to do

Top Choice Islamic Site in Khartoum

Hamed el-Nil Tomb

Every Friday afternoon you can see an incredible Sufi ritual, where a colourful local troupe of whirling dervishes belonging to the Sufi community stirs up the dust in worship of Allah, at this imposing mausoleum lo…
Top Choice Museum in Khartoum

National Museum

This museum, the best in Sudan, has some breathtaking exhibits. The ground floor covers the rise and fall of the kingdoms of Kerma, Kush and Meroe. There's some stunning royal statues and perfectly preserved 3500-ye…
Top Choice Sudanese in Khartoum

Al-Housh

Everyone, from cabbies to well heeled families, flocks to this legendary eatery in Omdurman, where you dine like a prince and pay like pauper. Loosen that belt for succulent agashi (fish or meat seared over charcoal…
Top Choice Lebanese in Khartoum

Assaha Village

With its vaulted dining room, brick walls and elegantly set tables, Assaha is poised to take you on a culinary magic-carpet ride. Nibble on a platter of olives while perusing the huge menu, perhaps settling on delic…
Top Choice Seafood in Khartoum

Fish Wok

Everyone loves an insider's tip, and Fish Wok is that easy-to-miss 'secret spot' that locals like to recommend. Hidden behind a row of dull multistorey buildings, it prepares delectable fish dishes – the bulti (Nile…
Top Choice Sudanese in Khartoum

Amwaj

A Khartoum institution. The waiters are snappy, ingredients are fresh, and prices are reasonable for scrumptious dishes such as grilled chicken, roast lamb and shwarma. Those who enjoy a sweet at the end of the meal…
Top Choice Sudanese in Khartoum

Laziz

Elbows out – this is indisputably the most popular eatery in the centre of Khartoum and it's always busy, whether it be with takeaway orders, hungry employees helping themselves at the salad bar, or friends simply s…
Viewpoint in Khartoum

White Nile Bridge

The confluence of the Blue and White Niles, best seen from this bridge, is a languid high point of the world's longest river. You can actually see the different colours of each Nile flowing side by side before blend…
Museum in Khartoum

Ethnographical Museum

This museum contains a small but fascinating collection of tribal artefacts from across Sudan. Displays are ordered by geographic region and illustrate how people adapt to each climatic area. It begins with the trop…
Sudanese in Khartoum

Gad

This lively eatery on the main drag to the airport sells filling and seriously scrumptious local dishes, such as roast meat, shwarma, shish kebabs, kota (meat balls), plus pizza, yoghurt and sweets. It's nicely deck…