This third edition is the only stand-alone guide to Sudan with practical information on getting around a country where the travelling is rugged but the rewards immense. As the largest country in Africa, Sudan is vast, often described by its people as the whole of Africa in one country. With more pyramids than Egypt, and rock gongs and engravings (petroglyphs) that are 7000 years old, it has one of the richest and least-explored histories in Africa. Improved infrastructure has made the archaeological riches of the Sudanese Nile more accessible. The Red Sea remains one of the world's greatest diving sites and the wildlife of the south will entice visitors to explore. This latest edition delves deep into Sudan's past, bringing to life its cultural heritage and history. It is divided into regions with new photographs and additional maps.