Khartoum is three cities in one. It also the place where the Blue and White Nile meet, though photographing the point of convergence is strictly prohibited. Khartoum is full of oddities such as these and is also agreeably surprising on many levels.
The first is its friendliness. Khartoum has the reputation of being the safest city in Africa (some locals describe it as a ‘place where nothing much happens’) and crime towards foreigners is virtually unheard of. The second is its modernity. We make think of as a great desert trading post but in reality it has the air of a city on the move with high-rise towers and modern amenities between the slums, souks and mosques.