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Africa generally gets a bad press due to the fact that it is afflicted by widespread poverty and numerous internal conflicts. However, the home of mankind boasts wildly contrasting countries, exciting cities, wild and beautiful natural scenery, ancient cultures, stunning wildlife and welcoming people, making it one of the most exciting continents on earth.

Location

Africa stretches from Tunisia in the north to South Africa in the south, and from Senegal in the west to Somalia in the east. It sits just below Europe and borders the Indian Ocean, the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea.

Largest Country - Sudan (967,500 square miles)
Most Populous Country - Nigeria (158,423,000)

Top 3 Cities

Kinshasa, DR Congo: 8,754,000
Lagos, , Nigeria: 7,937,932
Cairo, Egypt: 6,758,581

Countries in Africa

1.Algeria
2.Angola
3.Benin
4.Botswana
5.Burkina Faso
6.Burundi
7.Cameroon
8.Cape Verde
9.Central African Republic
10.Chad
11.Comoros
12.Côte d'Ivoire
13.Djibouti
14.Egypt
15.Equatorial Guinea
16.Eritrea
17.Ethiopia
18.Gabon
19.Gambia
20.Ghana
21.Guinea
22.Guinea-Bissau
23.Kenya
24.Lesotho
25.Liberia
26.Libya
27.Madagascar
28.Malawi
29.Mali
30.Mauritania
31.Mauritius
32.Morocco
33.Mozambique
34.Namibia
35.Niger
36.Nigeria
37.Republic of the Congo
38.Rwanda
39.Sao Tome and Principe
40.Senegal
41.Seychelles
42.Sierra Leone
43.Somalia
44.South Africa
45.Sudan
46.Swaziland
47.Tanzania
48.Togo
49.Tunisia
50.Uganda
51.Western Sahara
52.Zambia
53.Zimbabwe


Top 5 Tourist Sites

1. Victoria Falls, Zambia

Victoria Falls, known locally as Mosi-o-Tunya, is shared by both Zambia and Zimbabwe, although the Zambian side is the most popular. It has the biggest sheet of cascading water in the world, even though it is not the highest or widest waterfall.

2. Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania

The highest mountain in Africa at 5,895 metres is also one of the most spectacular mountains in the world. Its snowy peaks contrast with the hot plains below, and it is one of the most iconic mountains in the world. It is also fairly easy to climb making it a tourist hotspot.

3. The Pyramids at Giza, Egypt

There are many pyramids in Egypt, but the most famous are those found at Giza. These wonders of the ancient world need no introduction, and they are regularly recommended as one of the must-see-before-you-die places in the world.

4. Kruger National Park, South Africa

Kruger is one of the most popular places to view wildlife in Africa, but there are plenty of others including the Serengeti in Tanzania. Here you can see the ‘Big Five’ of lions, leopards, buffalos, rhinos and elephants, and it is well equipped to deal with tourists.

5. Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Uganda

Located in the south west of Uganda, this is one of the last places on earth where you can see Mountain Gorillas in the wild and half of the world’s population live here. Tours are strictly limited to a small number of tourists each day, but if you can book ahead this is one of the highlights of any trip to Africa.

One Thing You Didn’t Know About Africa

There are more than 2,000 languages spoken across the continent of Africa and over 3,000 ethnic groups.



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