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Travel Africa - Information For Tourists

Africa is the world's second-largest continent in both area and population after Asia . It covers 20.3% of the total land area on Earth, and with over 800 million human inhabitants, it accounts for about one seventh of Earth's human population. East Africa is the site of Kilimanjaro and Mount Kenya the two tallest peaks in Africa.

» The African continent contains 56 countries. Africa is home to the oldest inhabited territory on earth, and it is believed the human race originated from this continent. Africa is composed of 56 nations, the vast majority of which are republics that operate under some form of the presidential system of rule. Approximately 80% of Africans live south of the Sahara Desert . The indigenous peoples of sub-Saharan Africa are generally referred to as either Negroes (a term widely viewed as offensive or antiquated in many countries today), black Africans, or simply blacks, due to the generally dark brown skin color of these peoples.

» Africans profess a wide variety of religious beliefs. The two most widespread religious groups of Africa, Christianity and Islam, have their roots in Southwest Asia . Approximately 40% of all Africans are Christians and another 40% Muslims. Islam largely arrived in Africa through the Arab conquest of the north, and later diffusion through the Sahara desert into the interior of Africa . Some Muslim communities were also established by seafarers on the eastern coast of Africa . There are four major language families native to Africa .

Top AFRICAN Countries

Travel Kenya ------------

The colonial history of Kenya dates from the establishment of a German protectorate over the Sultan of Zanzibar's coastal possessions in 1885, followed by the arrival of the Imperial British East Africa Company in 1888. Kenya is well placed to serve as an engine of growth in East Africa , but its economy shows signs of stagnating. Some argue that this is because of poor management and uneven commitment to reform, others insist that structural imbalances in world trade, particularly with regard to falling commodity prices and lack of access to western markets, have much to do with poor economic growth. Some parts of East Africa have been renowned for their concentrations of wild animals, such as the "Big 5" of elephant , giraffe , lion , zebra and rhino , though populations have been declining under increased stress in recent times, particularly rhino and elephant. Tourism is an important part of the economies of Kenya.

» Capital : Nairobi

» Language : Kiswahili & English

» Currecny : Shilling

» Dialing code : 254

» National Anthem: Ee Mungu Nguvu Yetu (Oh God of All Creation)

Travel South Africa ------------

South Africa is a republic at the southern tip of Africa . It is bordered to the north by, Botswana and Zimbabwe and to the north-east by Mozambique and Swaziland Lesotho. is contained entirely inside the borders of South Africa . South Africa is one of the most ethnically diverse countries in Africa . In 1910 the four main republics in the region united as the Union of South Africa. In 1931 South Africa became a fully sovereign and self-governing dominion under the British crown. In 1961 it became a republic. South Africa is divided into nine provinces: Eastern Cape , Free State , Gauteng , KwaZulu-Natal , Mpumalanga , Limpopo , Northern Cape , North West and Western Cape . South Africa is located at the southern tip of the continent of Africa .

South Africa is a middle-income, developed country with an abundant supply of resources.

» Capital : Cape Town (legslative) & Pretoria (administrative)

» Language : Afrikaans - English - Zulu

» Currecny : Rand

» Dialing code : 27

» National Anthem: Nkosi Sikelel iAfrika God Bless Africa)/Die Stem van Suid-Afrika (The Call of South Africa )

One of the most diverse and enchanting countries in the world. A combination of landscapes, people, history and culture offer the traveller a unique and inspiring experience. South Africa 's top attractions are; Table Mountain, Robben Island, Garden Route, Kruger National Park, Soweto. South Africa is home to one of the world's greatest panoramas of wildlife in Africa.

Travel Zimbabwe ------------

Zimbabwe is a country located in the southern part of the continent of Africa, between the Victoria Falls, Zambesi river, Kariba Dam and Limpopo river It is bordered by South Africa to the south, Botswana to the west, Zambia to the north and Mozambique . The state traded gold, ivory, and copper for cloth and glass. It ceased to be the leading Shona state in the mid-15th century. Zimbabwe is a republic, with an executive president and a unicameral parliament, known as the House of Assembly. Zimbabwe is divided into 8 provinces and 2 cities with provincial status: Bulawayo (city), Harare (city).

» Capital : Harare

» Language : English

» Currecny : Zimbabwe dollar

» Dialing code : 263

» National Anthem: Kalibusiswe Ilizwe leZimbabwe(Blessed be the land of Zimbabwe )

For a small, landlocked country in southern Africa, Zimbabwe offers an astounding variety of natural beauty and spectacular scenery. The country holds great appeal for active adventurers, outdoor enthusiasts. Wildlife flourishes in the untamed wilderness of the Zambezi Valley , in national parks, and on the shores of Lake Kariba , where hippo, crocodiles, buffalo, rhino, elephant and lion roam freely.

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