This North African country is full of great places to enjoy. This is their capital. Picture: YouTube/WonderfulThings.

This North African country is full of great places to enjoy, including Lake Nasser, Dinder National Park and Republican Palace Museum. 

If you planning to visit Sudan check out the facts before your trip.

Here are 5 facts about the country:

1: While Egypt gets noticed for its pyramids, Sudan is known as the place with the world's largest collection of pyramids. There are over 200 recorded pyramids in the country.
2: Over 97% of Sudan's population is Muslim. They practice in the Sunni tradition.
3:Sudan’s capital is Khartoum. In Arabic, Khartoum means elephant trunk, and the capital has an area of 22,142 square kilometres. In 2014, the population was recorded at 5 million.
4: January 1 is a national holiday in Sudan. While South Africans celebrates New Year, Sudan locals celebrate its independence from Egypt and the UK in 1956.
5: Sudan experiences tropical weather in the south, while the north is filled with desert conditions.