Africa



Regions in Africa

Algeria

Algeria is an Arab and Berber country in North Africa. It has a Mediterranean Sea coastline in the north. It is surrounded by Morocco to the northwest, Tunisia to the northeast, Libya to the east, Niger to... read more

Benin

Benin is a great country to visit on any West African itinerary. You'll find a large quantity of palatial ruins and temples of the once powerful Kingdom of Dahomey (1800s–1894). Moreover, Benin is the birthplace... read more

Botswana

Botswana is home to one of the world's great natural phenomena, the tranquil Okavango Delta, a 15,000-sq.-km (5,850-sq.-mile) inland flood plain that fans out in the northwestern corner of the country, creating... read more

Burkina Faso

Burkina is one of the safest and friendliest countries in all of Africa. Although it receives only a small number of tourists per year, it is an excellent destination for anyone interested in seeing beautiful... read more

Burundi

Burundi is a small country in East Africa that covers about 28,000 km² with an estimated population of almost 8.7 million. Although the country is landlocked, much of the southwestern border is adjacent to... read more

Cameroon

Cameroon is a diverse and multi-ethnic country in West Africa. It borders Nigeria to the west, Chad to the northeast, the Central African Republic to the east and Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, and the Republic... read more

Cape Verde

Cape Verde, with a population of 480,000, is located 500 km from the west coast of Africa. It comprises a group of islands of the Atlantic Ocean, west of Senegal. It is part of the region of Islands collectively... read more

Egypt

Here, you can see everything, yet know nothing – and such is the nature of ruins, of visiting a culture so vast, rich, and folded within the layers of world civilizations that all you can begin to grasp is... read more

Equatorial Guinea

With teeming vegetation and eye-popping scenery that runs the gamut from tropical forest to snow-tipped volcanoes, Equatorial Guinea packs a powerful punch. Be careful because this small country is growing... read more

Ethiopia

Ethiopia is one of the oldest independent nations in the world. It has long been an intersection between the civilizations of North Africa, the Middle East and Sub-Saharan Africa. Unique among African countries,... read more

Gabon

Gabon is a country in Western Central Africa. A small population, as well as oil and mineral reserves have helped Gabon become one of Africa's wealthier countries. The country has generally been able to maintain... read more

Gambia

The Gambia is a country in West Africa and is the smallest country on the continent of Africa. It has a short North Atlantic Ocean coastline in the west and is surrounded by Senegal so that it is almost an... read more

Ghana

Ghana is a very friendly country, ideal for first time travellers to Africa, the people are generally very helpful and welcoming. While their laidback attitude and lack of organized tourist sights/trips can... read more

Kenya

Punctured by the Rift Valley, which is part of the great geological fracture that runs from Syria through the Red Sea and East Africa to southern Africa, Kenya's diverse landscapes are its major attraction.... read more

Lesotho

Lesotho is a small country surrounded on all sides by South Africa. It is known as the Kingdom in the Sky because of its lofty altitude; it has the highest lowest point of any country in the world (1400m)... read more

Libya

Libya, situated along the Mediterranean in North Africa, is dominated by desert and semi-desert terrain. Like many of its neighboring countries, Libya was subject to the colonization period, or the "Scramble... read more

Madagascar

While Madagascar is an island in the Indian Ocean, it is believed to have been originally settled by people of Indonesian and African descent. Others have suggested that the people of Madagascar descended... read more

Malawi

Malawi is a country in Africa, and its aptly named, Lake Malawi, the third largest lake on the continent, runs along most of its eastern border. It's described as the "Warm Heart of Africa," referring to... read more

Mauritania

Mauritania is a land of ocean and desert. It is of course no wonder that the main attractions for most tourists are the desert in Adrar and Tagant areas (around Atar), and the ocean in Banc d'Arguin (a natural... read more

Mauritius

There are plenty of island paradises in the world today, but few as opulent, historic or culturally diverse as Mauritius. Located east of Madagascar in the Indian Ocean, Mauritius is more than just gorgeous... read more

Morocco

A crossroads between Africa, Europe and the Middle East, Morocco is a cultural delight. Spice filled markets, colorful buildings and diverse music - this is the country... read more

Mozambique

Mozambique is a country on the South African coast, facing the Indian Ocean. Mozambique's eastern coastline along is more than 1,000 km long, a fantastic draw for scuba divers, fishermen, sailors and beach... read more

Namibia

Namibia is in Southern Africa, bordering the nation of South Africa, Botswana, Angola, Zambia and the Atlantic Ocean. Formerly a colony of Germany, Namibia was administered by South Africa under a League of... read more

Nigeria

Nigeria is Africa's most populous nation. It is the largest oil producer and second largest economy in Africa.One of the official languages in Nigeria is English, although most Nigerians speak pidgin English... read more

Réunion

Reunion is a French overseas territory located in the Indian Ocean, east of the island of Madagascar. The Portuguese discovered the uninhabited island in 1513. From the 17th to the 19th centuries, French... read more

Rwanda

Rwanda is a fairly stable East African country, and relatively safe and simple to travel around in. Surrounded by Uganda to the north, Tanzania to the east, Burundi to the south, and the Democratic Republic... read more

Senegal

Senegal is located in West Africa and entirely surrounds the Gambia. Wolof is the native language of some Senegalese people, and you will find that almost everyone speaks it. Knowing the basic Wolof greetings... read more

Seychelles

The Seychelles are a group of 115 islands, only a few inhabited, in the Indian Ocean that lie off the coast of East Africa, northeast of Madagascar. The Seychelles were disputed between France and Great Britain... read more

South Africa

Post-Apartheid South Africa is often referred to as "the rainbow nation" -- a nation, as Mandela proclaimed, "at peace with itself and the world."  Don't let the name fool you: South Africa is far from... read more

Sudan

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... read more

Swaziland

Swaziland, one of the last absolute monarchies in the world, is one of the the smallest countries in Africa and has a well-earned reputation for friendliness in Southern Africa. It also contains several large... read more

Tanzania

Tanzania is one of the greatest safari destinations in Africa, covering a diverse selection of landscapes. It's home to the Big Five -- elephants, lions, leopards, buffalo, and rhinos -- which used to be... read more

Togo

Togo is a narrow country in West Africa, sandwiched between Ghana on the west and Benin on the east. Togo gained its independence from France in 1960. In 1967, Gnassingbé Eyadéma, the former leader of the... read more

Tunisia

Tunisia is the northernmost country in Africa. It has been home to many different cultures, including the Carthaginian Empire, the Roman Empire, the Arabic Caliphates, the Ottoman Empire, and of course the... read more

Uganda

Uganda, famously called the Pearl of Africa by Winston Churchill, is home to one of the most diverse and concentrated ranges of African fauna including the highly endangered mountain gorilla. Uganda is accessible... read more

Western Sahara

Western Sahara is an area in North Africa bordering the Atlantic Ocean, between Mauritania and Morocco. Its governance is disputed between Morocco and the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR), but the... read more

Zambia

Zambia offers travelers some of the world's best safari opportunities, a glimpse into "real Africa," and Victoria Falls, one of the World's Seven Natural Wonders and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. As can be... read more

Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe is located within Southern Africa. The Zambezi river forms the natural boundary with Zambia and when in full flood (February-April) the massive Victoria Falls on the river forms the world's largest... read more

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