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Africa is the world's second-largest and the second-most-populous continent. It has a population of about 30.2 million km² including its islands. It covers six percent of the Earth's total surface area. The continent is surrounded by the Mediterranean Sea to the north, the Suez Canal and the Red Sea along the Sinai Peninsula to the northeast, the Indian Ocean to the southeast and the Atlantic Ocean to the west. The continent includes Madagascar and various archipelagoes. It has 54 inividualcountries, 9 territories and three de facto states with limited recognition.

Africa is widely accepted as the origin of humans. Africa straddles the equator and encompasses numerous climate areas. It is the only continent to stretch from the northern temperate to southern temperate zones.

No other continent comes close to it for scale, diversity and impact. Africa offers a unique travel experience, so unlike the air-conditioned tourist trails of Asia or the tourist traps of America, Australia and Europe.

Africa’s natural history deserves your recognition. You can sleep to the sound of wildlife all around you - or watch a million flamingos take off from the waters of a remote lake. Africa boast scenery so spectacular it can numb your senses. But the essence of Africa isn’t in the desert, mountain or lake. It’s the spirit of the people that infects so many visitors, with a travel bug so powerful you'll never stop wamting to return.

Barter with street sellers among the narrow streets of the Arabic medina, dance to the thumping reggae beats coming from an African market stall, or shoot the breeze with fishermen under Indian Ocean palm trees, and you’ll be struck more than anything else by the honesty, warm-heartedness and vitality of the African people.

Africa’s not always an easy place to travel in. It can be frustrating and challenging at times. Hardships and logistical disasters can happen. But don’t believe everything you see on TV. Africa is not a hell hole full of civil war, plague, famine and violent crime. It’s a fantastic, enlightening, surprising and intriguing continent. Try it once, and you’ll dream about coming back for the rest of your life.

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