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February 26, 2020 by VacStay Vacation Rentals

Africa Travel Guide

Africa is the wellspring of the human race. The second largest continent in the world in both area and population, it offers the visitor a unique blend of natural wonders, renowned prehistoric sites, numerous and often sprawling remains of several of the world’s greatest ancient civilizations, vibrant cultures, remote villages and modern cities. Africa has shorelines on the Indian Ocean to the southeast, the Atlantic Ocean to the west, the Red Sea to the northeast, the Gulf of Aden slightly further south, and the Mediterranean Sea to the north. This huge continent is more than 8,000 km (5,000 mi) across north-south and 7,500 km (4,800 mi) east-west with some islands even further out and contains many vastly different peoples, religions, and cultures. Africa has more than 50 sovereign countries—the most of any continent.

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Africa’s Nile River is claimed by some to be the longest river in the world (other geographers argue that the Amazon is longer); the Nile runs 6,650 km (over 4,100 mi) from Burundi to Egypt. The Congo River in the DR Congo is the second largest in terms of discharge, and the deepest with a depth of over 230 m (750 ft) in some spots. Tanzania’s Mount Kilimanjaro is the world’s tallest free-standing mountain at 5,890 m (19,340 ft). Djibouti’s Lake Assal is the second lowest point on Earth, the saltiest lake outside Antarctica, and one of the hottest places on Earth. While the first activity most people associate with Africa is safaris, there are endless possibilities for adventure. For example, you can purchase crafts in markets, venture into the Sahara with a Tuareg caravan, visit BaAka (“Pygmy”) villages, hike through jungle to watch gorillas, relax on tropical islands in the Indian Ocean, snack on exotic treats, paddle down a river in a dugout pirogue or travel across savanna on a colonial-era railway.

Africa’s cultural diversity cannot be overstated — most countries are internally diverse and there are huge differences between the Muslim countries in the north with their Arab- and Berber-influenced cultures and the Sub-Saharan nations, including the rainbow nation of South Africa that has strong European influences in addition to Bantu and other African traditions. It is also the continent with the largest genetic diversity among the population by far: There is far more genetic diversity among Africans than there is between Africans and inhabitants of any other continent. Despite what lacking media coverage might have led you to believe, Africa is not one country but over 50 countries, making it impossible to make generalisations about “all of Africa”. Also, due to the nature of colonial borders, most African countries are anything but homogeneous (for example, South Africa has 11 official languages), and culture, cuisine, language or even the dominant religion may change dramatically within a few hundred kilometers without ever crossing a border.

Despite rapidly growing economies in many places, there are still many pockets of poverty in both the Maghreb and Sub-Saharan Africa. While poverty, corruption, and ethnic and religious violence exist in some parts of the continent, large parts of Africa have made impressive progress, with many cities that have growing middle classes and deal with problems such as traffic jams or crowded public transport, rather than the war or famine you might have heard about in some 1980s documentary or development aid commercial.


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  Algeria   Algeria Vacation Rentals   Algiers   Algiers Vacation Rentals
  Angola   Angola Vacation Rentals   Luanda   Luanda Vacation Rentals
  Benin   Benin Vacation Rentals   Porto Novo   Porto Novo Vacation Rentals
  Botswana   Botswana Vacation Rentals   Gaborone   Gaborone Vacation Rentals
  Burkina Faso   Burkina Faso Vacation Rentals   Ouagadougou   Ouagadougou Vacation Rentals
  Burundi   Burundi Vacation Rentals   Bujumbura   Bujumbura Vacation Rentals
  Cameroon   Cameroon Vacation Rentals   Yaounde   Yaounde Vacation Rentals
  Cape Verde   Cape Verde Vacation Rentals   Praia   Praia Vacation Rentals
  Central African Republic   CAR Vacation Rentals   Bangui   Bangui Vacation Rentals
  Chad   Chad Vacation Rentals   N’Djamena   N’Djamena Vacation Rentals
  Comoros   Comoros Vacation Rentals   Moroni   Moroni Vacation Rentals
  DR Congo   DR Congo Vacation Rentals   Kinshasa   Kinshasa Vacation Rentals
  Cote d’Ivoire   Cote d’Ivoire Vacation Rentals   Yamoussoukro   Yamoussoukro Vacation Rentals
  Djibouti   Djibouti Vacation Rentals   Djibouti   Djibouti Vacation Rentals
  Egypt   Egypt Vacation Rentals   Cairo   Cairo Vacation Rentals
  Equatorial Guinea   Guinea Vacation Rentals   Malabo   Malabo Vacation Rentals
  Eritrea   Eritrea Vacation Rentals   Asmara   Asmara Vacation Rentals
  Eswatini (Swaziland)   Eswatini Vacation Rentals   Mbabane   Mbabane Vacation Rentals
  Ethiopia   Ethiopia Vacation Rentals   Addis Ababa   Addis Ababa Vacation Rentals
  Gabon   Gabon Vacation Rentals   Libreville   Libreville Vacation Rentals
  Gambia   Gambia Vacation Rentals   Banjul   Banjul Vacation Rentals
  Ghana   Ghana Vacation Rentals   Accra   Accra Vacation Rentals
  Guinea   Guinea Vacation Rentals   Conakry   Conakry Vacation Rentals
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  Kenya   Kenya Vacation Rentals   Nairobi   Nairobi Vacation Rentals
  Lesotho   Lesotho Vacation Rentals   Maseru   Maseru Vacation Rentals
  Liberia   Liberia Vacation Rentals   Monrovia   Monrovia Vacation Rentals
  Libya   Libya Vacation Rentals   Tripoli   Tripoli Vacation Rentals
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  Mali   Mali Vacation Rentals   Bamako   Bamako Vacation Rentals
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  Mauritius   Mauritius Vacation Rentals   Port Louis   Port Louis Vacation Rentals
  Morocco   Morocco Vacation Rentals   Rabat   Rabat Vacation Rentals
  Mozambique   Mozambique Vacation Rentals   Maputo   Maputo Vacation Rentals
  Namibia   Namibia Vacation Rentals   Windhoek   Windhoek Vacation Rentals
  Niger   Niger Vacation Rentals   Niamey   Niamey Vacation Rentals
  Nigeria   Nigeria Vacation Rentals   Abuja   Abuja Vacation Rentals
  Republic of the Congo   Congo Vacation Rentals   Brazzaville   Brazzaville Vacation Rentals
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  Sierra Leone   Sierra Leone Vacation Rentals   Freetown   Freetown Vacation Rentals
  Somalia   Somalia Vacation Rentals   Mogadishu   Mogadishu Vacation Rentals
  South Africa   South Africa Vacation Rentals   Cape Town   Cape Town Vacation Rentals
  South Sudan   South Sudan Vacation Rentals   Juba   Juba Vacation Rentals
  Sudan   Sudan Vacation Rentals   Khartoum   Khartoum Vacation Rentals
  Tanzania   Tanzania Vacation Rentals   Dodoma / Dar es Salaam   Dar es Salaam Vacation Rentals
  Togo   Togo Vacation Rentals   Lome   Lome Vacation Rentals
  Tunisia   Tunisia Vacation Rentals   Tunis   Tunis Vacation Rentals
  Uganda   Uganda Vacation Rentals   Kampala   Kampala Vacation Rentals
  Zambia   Zambia Vacation Rentals   Lusaka   Lusaka Vacation Rentals
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