he Nile is often associated with bad puns and Egypt, but the world's longest river actually stretches over ten countries and assumes a variety of identities along its 4,130 mile course. Taking in (deep breath) Sudan, South Sudan, Burundi, Rwanda, Democratic Republic of Congo, Tanzania, Kenya, Ethiopia, Uganda and of course Egypt, it's a magnificent stretch of waterway full of breathtaking sights and steeped in history.

Hover over this custom Rough Guides map to bring up photos, information and video from across its course. Go rafting in Jinja, see the treasures of Alexandria, and take a hot air balloon over the Valley of the Kings. And head to our Thinglink page for more.