"Shambat" Shambat by uglyscot

Shambat Travel Guide: 1 reviews and 4 photos

the green part of Khartoum North

Shambat has always been associated with agriculture, lying as it does on the banks of the Nile, just after the confluence of the Blue Nile and White Nile. It has been linked to Omdurman by a bridge [The Shambat Bridge].
The University of Khartoum has the campuses for Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Forestry, Animal Production, Environment and Soil Science there. The Sudan University also has the Faculty of Agriculture , and Food Science and Technology there.
Apart from the University Farms , Private farms still exist, though more and more land is being taken over.
Driving along parts of Shambat reminded me of parts of rural England, with green hedgerows.

Nowadays , however, Shambat is being incorporated into modern Khartoum North. New residential areas have been assigned and modern villas are shooting up all the time
A drive across the bridge from Omdurman gives you the option of turning in to the urban part of Shambat, or continuing through narrow country roads, less developed housing and a more traditional lifestyle. Pottery, non-wood forest products, fruit and vegetables are on sale beside the road.
And more unusual sights may be seen, like the tableau in the accompanying photograph- a group of boys playing pool/snooker/ billiards [whatever] beside the road. You'd wonder where such a table had come from- a club?an expat? and why is it just kept beside a main road? Such is Sudan.

the start of modernization

Here are new houses appearing but the greenery is being maintained by trees growing in gardens.

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  • Pros:green
  • In a nutshell:a pleasant run to escape the city
  • Last visit to Shambat: Sep 2007
  • Intro Updated Sep 23, 2007
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  • evaanna's Profile Photo
    Sep 23, 2007 at 10:50 AM

    Nice to see some greenery in Sudan, hope there is more and more. Some people may find it strange but I never bargain when buying anything from people poorer than me.

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