The birthplace of humanity, with a limitless variety of landscapes, cultures, creeds and contrasts. Ancient civilisations linked to equatorial glaciers… as dinosaur descendants stomp alongside some of the world’s largest migrations.
Stretching across from the Mediterranean Sea in the north, to Cape Agulhas in the south, Africa has 32,000 km (20,000 miles) of coastline, with every mix of landscapes in between; Sahara Desert, snow capped-volcanoes, the River Nile, the Rift Valley, rainforests, the Mountains of the Moon… and over sixty political territories. Trading routes and ink-black night skies entwined with the world’s tallest and shortest people.
Roman ruins, French sea ports, avant garde architecture, the Berber, Salah, Atlas & desert cave paintings.
30,000 year old desert paintings, gigantioc salt pans, Kalahari, makoro trails, Okavango Delta – the gods must be crazy.
1,900 sq km archipelago of unspoilt beaches, with all the “south sea trappings”.
Unexplored wilderness, big primates, hippos, crocodiles, crashing waterfalls.
The Nile, 6,000 years of history, Felucca sailboats, Abu Simbel, Red Sea marine life, Suez Canal, oases.
Lalibela, remote highlands, source of the Nile, Omo tribes, ancient cliff top churches, rasta & Arc of the Covenant.
Desert dawns, ancient history, Akakus mountains, Cyrene, Jamahiriya, the Green Book.
The Migration, Maasai, mandazi, Great Rift Valley, big five, coral reef, equatorial glaciers.
Unique flora & fauna, classic beaches, over 3,000 endemic species of butterfly.
David Livingstone’s “Lake of Stars” with a welcome as warm as the African sun.
Turquoise water, Sega, bounty bar beaches, pink pigeons, walkable waterlilies.
High Atlas, Berber, souks, kasbahs, Dra Valley, imperial cities and the Sahara.
Elephant park, Portuguese architecture, Delagoa prawns, empty beaches.
“Diamonds and desert”, Skeleton coast, Burnt Mountain, world’s highest sand dunes, petrified forest, Etosha Pan, swirling dust devils.
French croissants, Arabic coffee, masala curries, spas, trekking, palm trees.
Silverback mountain gorillas, Kivu coast, Kalisimbi volcano, hillside terracing, Primus beer.
Coco-de-mare, giant tortoise, gecko, tear drop islands, Black Paradise Flycatcher.
Rainbow country: Cape flower blooms, gospel singers, dramatic Drakjensburg, Karoo, Table Mountain, biltong.
Kilimanjaro, Ngorongoro Crater, Great Migration, Zanzibar, slave markets, spice islands, wondrous wildlife.
Carthage, birth of Arab Spring, beaches, Berber, Dorsdale, Atlas, Mediterranean.
Gorillas, chimpanzees, Lake Victoria, Mountains of the Moon, music, source of the Nile.
Victoria Falls, Luanga walking safaris, Zambezi wetlands, maoma drums.
Zambezi sunset, “Smoke that Thunders”,Great Zimbabwe, cave paintings, giant vundu, 44,000 sq km of national park.
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