However, he phones me regularly and as we both love nature, he is able to tell me about the many different birds he is seeing on his trips out into the field. The first day he ventured into the desert, he saw and photographed a camel and her day-old baby.
Note: Tethering domestic camels is the local way of keeping them free-ranging rather than tying them to a post (thank goodness). They can graze freely without going too far, but they cannot kick each other. Just prior to my post, I read about this on a fellow blogger, Esther Garvi's blog which you can see here
The Sudan has a low annual rainfall; its weather is charatarised by sandstorms.
As with many African cities, in Khartoum you are not allowed to take photographs. My husband, being the most law-abiding person I have ever known, will not even take his camera when he goes shopping in the large, well-stocked supermarkets. Now me... So he has sent me a few photos taken from the top of his apartment and I have to be satisfied with that. (Until I visit him, that is, Ha;)
The Blue Nile runs along Khartoum on the Western side. The city comes to a point at the confluence of the White and Blue Niles. Its population has grown to over 5 million people. Khartoum, together with two other cities. Omdurman and Khartoum North (Bahri) – these cities are jointly called the tri-capital, constitute the National Capital of the Republic of Sudan.
The climate is mainly tropical. Summer months are from March to June, with temperatures in May (the hottest month) reaching 38°C/90°F. Autumn arrives in mid-July until end of September. Winter, the best time of the year, lasts from October to March, with temperatures of 24°C/75°F. This is also the best time to visit Khartoum and enjoy its tourism activities. Khartoum at sunset, taken from the rooftop of my husband's apartment
I don’t think my husband will find much time to formally tour the city, but he recounts various events and happenings as he works in and around the city, which I will post about until I go and visit him later this year.