Sudan is the largest country in Africa and tenth largest in the world. Getting a visa for Sudan is an expensive hit-and-miss affair, but if you do manage to get in, and you stick to the safe areas, you will have an interesting experience. The Sudanese people are very hospitable, and you can see some sites without even seeing another tourist. Travel in Sudan outside Khartoum, Omdurman and the Northern State is considered dangerous. Two borderline civil wars continue to see violence, in Southern Sudan and particularly in Darfur, while extremist groups target foreign visitors for attacks and kidnapping, particularly in the Upper Nile regions and near the Ethiopian border. The U.S. State Department has renewed its travel warning for Sudan, and continues to recommend against all non-essential travel to the country. But, if you like genocidal maniacs in a Sharia Law state, Sudan is your calling!