Africa Travel Guides & Information
With a population of over 10 million people, Johannesburg is spread over a vast area, making it one of the 40 largest metropolitan areas in the world.
Soar over miles of open grasslands in a hot air balloon to the backdrop of snow-capped mountains. Large herds graze in the sunshine, while lion, leopard and cheetah, sleep lazily in the cool shade.
Soak up rays on Cape Town's salt-white beaches, peer off the edge of a sheer rockface overlooking the buzzing city or sample the world's finest wines after a...more »
As the ancient sands of the Namib Desert are shifted by the whistling winds, the landscape undulates and moves along. Herds of antelope kick up dust as they roam the plains to the north for grazing and water.
Comprising of 54 countries, and covering over 30.2 million square kilometres, whether you’re a sun worshiper, animal lover, culture vulture or just in it for the scenery Africa offers up sun soaked coastlines, open savannah and ancient history not to be sniffed at.
Be it seeking out the sunrise over the Serengeti, swimming with loggerheads in Cape Verde or exploring Giza’s ancient pyramids, Africa is a continent not to be faulted on its diversity and depth.
Camel treks in the Sahara, rainforest trips in Madagascar, safari drives in Kenya, mountain adventures on Kilimanjaro or big city living in Cape Town make each visit here distinct.
Add to the mix the mighty Nile, world class Red Sea diving, picture postcard Mauritian island escapes, Zimbabwe’s ‘Big 5’, and the African people themselves and you really have a lot to uncover.
While travel in Africa isn’t always easy, and in certain places you will need to keep your wits about you, some might argue however, the biggest fear is that Africa will get a hold of you and change your life… for the better.
Did you know
- The Nile is the world’s longest river.
- The African Elephant is the largest living land animal.
- Africa covers more than one fifth of Earth’s total land mass.
- More than a quarter of the world’s languages are spoken in Africa and Africa only.
- Africa is home to the world’s largest, tallest and fastest land animals: the savannah elephant, the giraffe and the cheetah, respectively.
My Destination Countries in Africa
"I dislike feeling at home when I am abroad" - George Bernard Shaw