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Africa is the World’s second-largest continent – 30,065,000 km² covering approximately 20% of the Earth’s land and 6% of the Earth’s surface.  This mass of land just waiting for you, to experience and discover new findings that you can only dream of.  There are 53 individual countries within Africa, all with their own unique cultures and ways of life.  It is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean to the east, the Indian Ocean to the west and the Mediterranean Sea to the north.  The Red Sea and Suez Canal lie to the north-east and separate Africa from Asia.

It has the longest river in the World, The Nile, measuring 6,695 km – flows north ending in a delta that empties into the Mediterranean Sea.

It has the World’s largest desert, The Sahara, measuring 9,000,000 km², covers much of north Africa. The Kalahari desert in south-west Africa measures 259,000 km².

The Atlas mountain range lies in the north-west of Africa and the highest mountain, Kilimanjaro, 5895 m, is in Tanzania.

The grassland areas of Africa are home to many well know wild animals including aardvark, African elephant, antelope, baboon, buffalo, cheetah, giraffe and many many more.  Or in the Rainforest areas you will find insects, birds, hippopotamus to many just a few, and parrots of course.

We offer a varied range of experiences across Africa, please click on our destinations to learn more.