Africa is the world’s second-largest and second-most populous continent, after Asia in both cases. At about 30.3 million km² including adjacent islands, it covers 6% of Earth’s total surface area and 20% of its land area. With 1.4 billion people as of 2021, it accounts for about 18% of the world’s human population.
(1) Why you should travel to Africa!
Usually, the number one reason for travelers visiting Africa is to embark on a wildlife safari, birding expeditions or hike mountains like mount Rwenzori( 5,109 m), Virunga mountains like Mount Nyamuragira 3,063 metres (10,049 ft),Mount Nyiragongo 3,462 metres (11,358 ft) and Kilimanjaro5,895 m . While Africa certainly has some of the most prolific wildlife viewing opportunities and one of the seven summits, there are many more ‘other’ reasons to travel to Africa.
Mount Rwenzori- Uganda and Mount Kilimanjaro-Tanzania
(2) Why Africa is amazing?
Africa is a vast continent, with an immense landscape of incredible contrasts, from rain forests, beaches, mountains, deserts, wetlands, and to endless open savannah. You can meet people whose way of life has not changed in centuries, and witness wildlife spectacles that have followed ancient rhythms for millennia.
Landscape of Africa
Africa is the most tropical of all continents. Climate and vegetation range from equatorial rainforests, tropical deserts and savanna grassland to Mediterranean
Animals and birds of Africa;
Africa is a large continent that’s home to many amazing animal species, several of which live nowhere else. It’s host to 1,100 species of mammals and over 2,600 species of birds. Africa is home to many of the world’s most famous fauna in human culture such as lions‚ rhinos‚ cheetahs‚ hyenas, buffaloes ,Towers of giraffes‚ antelope, schools of hippopotamus, leopards, zebras‚ Black an white rhinoceros, Lesser kudu, turtles, African forest elephant. and African heard of elephants, Kobs, impalas, wildebeests, hartebeests, crocodiles Elands, low land Gorillas, l ow land gorillas mountain gorillas, golden monkeys, baboons. warthogs, gemsbok, mongoose, jackal, Ethiopian wolf, Walia ibex, Swayne’s hartebeest, mountain nyala, spotted and stripped hyenas,
African elephants are a genus comprising two living elephant species, the African bush/ savannah elephants and the smaller African forest elephants. Both are social herbivores with grey skin, but differ in the size and color of their tusks and in the shape and size of their ears and skulls.
birds of Africa;