Countries in Africa

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Africa straddles the equator and encompasses numerous climate areas, the only continent to stretch from the northern temperate to southern temperate zones. The climate of Africa ranges from tropical to subarctic on its highest peaks. Its northern half is primarily desert or arid, while its central and southern areas contain both savanna plains and very dense jungle (rainforest) regions. In between, there is a convergence where vegetation patterns such as sahel, and steppe dominate.


Algeria officially the People's Democratic Republic of Algeria is a country in North Africa. In terms of land area, it is the largest country on the Mediterranean Sea, the second largest on the Africa ... READ MORE


The Republic of Cameroon is a unitary republic of central and western Africa. Cameroon's coastline lies on the Bight of Bonny, part of the Gulf of Guinea and the Atlantic Ocean. The country is called ... READ MORE

Cape Verde

Cape Verde is a string of islands on the west coast of Africa. The islands: Sal, Santiago, Boavista, Sao Vicente, Fogo Maio, Santo Antao, Sao Nicolau and Brava feature long beaches of endless white sa ... READ MORE


Egypt: the regularity and richness of the annual Nile River flood, coupled with semi-isolation provided by deserts to the east and west, allowed for the development of one of the world's great civiliz ... READ MORE


Ethiopia is a country in the northeastern part of Africa, known as the Horn of Africa. It is known officially as the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia. ... READ MORE


Gambia's capital city, Banjul, is a uniquely African experience, with a vibrant streetside culture. The coastal district has geared up in a big way for tourism and now attracts package holiday makers ... READ MORE

Glorioso Islands

The Iles Eparses, or scattered islands, are a group of five French entities - Bassas da India, Europa Island, Glorioso Islands, Juan de Nova Island, and Tromelin Island.The Glorioso Islands are compos ... READ MORE


The Republic of Kenya is a country in East Africa. Lying along the Indian Ocean to its southeast and at the equator, Kenya is bordered by Somalia to the northeast, Ethiopia to the north, Sudan to the ... READ MORE


The main island, also called Madagascar, is the fourth-largest island in the world, and is home to 5% of the world's plant and animal species, of which more than 80% are endemic to Madagascar. They in ... READ MORE


The height of the Maldives rarely reaches above two meters. It is the perfect retreat away from the world on palm fringed islands with sparkling white beaches, turquoise lagoons, clear warm waters and ... READ MORE


Mauritius, the most accessible island in the Indian Ocean, boasts tropical splendour and a fascinating blend of cultures: Europe meets India, China and Africa. Traditional festivals and religious cere ... READ MORE


Morocco is an exotic country synonymous with spice and romance. Morocco is famous for the cities of Tangier, Casablanca, Marrakech and the most colourful markets in the world. It is a land of spectacu ... READ MORE


Mozambique is a tropical destination on the southeast coast of Africa. Mozambique is becoming increasingly popular with South African holidaymakers who flock to the coast to enjoy the palm fringed bea ... READ MORE


Namibia is an intriguing country of vast spaces lying on the southwestern coast of Africa overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. It is a photographers dream, a land of immense desert landscapes from terracot ... READ MORE


Nigeria is a populous country in West Africa. Over 250 different peoples, languages, histories, and religions rub shoulders in this hectic, colourful and often volatile republic. Southern lowlands mer ... READ MORE


Reunion is a volcanic island in the Indian Ocean, off the coast of southern Africa. Little known outside France, Reunion offers spectacular mountain scenery, lush with tropical flowers, trees and frui ... READ MORE

Saint Helena

St Helena is a remote island in the South Atlantic Ocean, lying about midway between South America and Africa. It is so remote that it was the only place considered secure enough to exile Napoleon for ... READ MORE


The Seychelles is an archipelago of 41 granitic and about 75 coralline islands in the Indian Ocean. The Seychelles is a luxuriant, tropical paradise. The beaches are a photographer’s dream, the ster ... READ MORE

South Africa

South Africa occupies the southern tip of Africa, its long coastline stretching more than 2,500 kilometres from the desert border with Namibia on the Atlantic coast southwards around the tip of Africa ... READ MORE


Tanzania is a land of rainforest and vast open plains. There is more land devoted to national parks and game reserves than any other wildlife destination in the world. Selous Game Reserve is larger th ... READ MORE


Tunisia is the smallest land in North Africa. Bordering the Mediterranean Sea, Tunisia offers a feast of fine beaches. There are plenty of attractions in this country, from ancient souks, medieval wal ... READ MORE


Uganda, officially the Republic of Uganda, is a landlocked country in East Africa. ... READ MORE


Zambia has excellent national parks teeming with birds and other animals, as well as the spectacular Victoria Falls and Zambezi River. ... READ MORE


Zimbabwe: steep mountain ranges cut Zimbabwe off from the eastern plains that border the India Ocean. The High Veld is a central ridge forming the country's watershed, with stream flowing southeast to ... READ MORE

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