Meroe is Sudan's ancient city. A UNESCO World Heritage site, Meroe dates back to 3rd Century BC. Characterised by its sandy Nubian pyramids that pre-date those of Egyptian pharos, Meroe is nothing short of surreal. Sudan’s ancient Nubian civilisation was a bridge between the Mediterranean and Africa, a characteristic of Sudan that seems to live on till today. Sudan’s pyramids are breathtaking, and in my opinion are Africa's best kept secret.