Places We Go / Sudan

A Nomadic Watering Hole in Sudan

I’ve discussed these nomadic wells before, but given that their existence is absolutely essential to the nomadic community, it is worth describing another one. Ramadan spotted this one as we were driving back to Khartoum:

nomadic-well-sudan

The depths of the well… Unlike the last well I described, the water was drawn out of this one by hand and so the Italian and I pitched in to haul a few bucketfuls of water out – much to the amusement of the nomads!

nomadic-well

Some of the people present in the scene…

This cart is used for hauling plastic jugs of water back to their temporary homes which are sometimes hours away:

nomadic-well

Yeah, that kid does have a messed up eye – probably onchocerciasis (although Amanda B. may correct me on that one):

nomadic-watering-hole

Camels being watered:

nomadic-well-sudan

These camels had not been given a drink yet and were desperately thirsty:

nomadic-well

2 thoughts on “A Nomadic Watering Hole in Sudan

  1. Pingback: Nomadic Life in Sudan « The Velvet Rocket

  2. Pingback: Rural Living In Somalia « The Velvet Rocket

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s