When it comes to spectacular sceneries and amazing wildlife, the continent of Africa is one destination that can offer both. Made up of more than 50 countries, with a total human population of over a billion, Africa’s diverse fauna, ecology, and biodiversity are spread out on its land area of more than 30 million square kilometers, and include thousands of protected areas that consist of virgin forests, wetlands reserves, marine sanctuaries, and biosphere reserves, which are home to different species of animals, including those that are endemic to that region.
For all adventure-seekers longing to have tons of memorable moments on the road, a trip to this part of the world will not leave you disappointed. It is inhabited by over a hundred thousand species of animals (including leopards, rhinos, lions, hippos, and crocodiles) that can be seen up close by going on a safari at its numerous parks, such as the Kruger National Park in South Africa, the Masai Nara in Kenya, the Etosha National Park in Namibia, the South Luangwa National Park in Zambia, and the Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe. It also has several spots for hiking, spelunking, and rock climbing, such as in Tanzania’s Mount Kilimanjaro, South Africa’s Table Mountain, Kenya’s Mt. Kenya, Ethiopia’s Simien Mountains, Uganda’s Rwenzori Mountains, and around Zambia’s Victoria Falls. Moreover, it has historical landmarks, like the Great Pyramid of Giza in Egypt, the Amphitheater of El Jem in Tunisia, the Fossil Hominid Sites of South Africa, the Garamba National Park in Congo, the Historic City of Meknes in Morocco, the Old Town of Ghadames in Libya, and the Cradle of Humankind in South Africa, all of which are important World Heritage Sites.