Sunt Forest

An afternoon picnicking at Sunt Forest, lying between Khartoum the White Nile, a kilometre south of its confluence with Ethiopia’s Blue Nile.

In the sun-baked forest, monkeys ran around as the sound of guitar rang through the trees and men in djellaba watched on. Families milled around further towards the city, with tea-ladies plying their trade on the side of the dusty track.

Come sunset, the lush, verdant grasses of the Nile framed the silhouette of wooden shelters against the rose-tinted sky, buildings rising on the horizon.