Sudan in its current form has only existed since 2011, after the southern part of the country chose to become independent. While it is not a place which immediately appeals as a holiday destination due to its recent history of conflict, it is a country rich in history which is worth a visit whenever possible. Lying south of Egypt in northeastern Africa, Sudan has landmarks not too dissimilar to its more famous neighbour. A prime example of this is the ancient city of Meroe to the east of the country, which lies close to the River Nile and is in fact home to around 200 stunning pyramids. To get a traditional feel of Sudan, head to the capital of Khartoum to experience the sights and sounds of the bustling city. Locations including the Omdurman Souq offer a fantastic opportunity to get a close look at the vibrant culture and beauty of this fascinating country.