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Africa is the second-largest and second-most-populated continent in the world. It comprises 20.4% of the Earth’s total land area or about six percent of the total surface, covering an area of 30.2 million square kilometers. It is home to more than one billion people, or about 15% of the total human population.

It is separated from Europe by the Mediterranean Sea, which is located to its north, and it is connected to Asia by the Isthmus of Suez. The Red Sea and the Suez Canal are to its northeast, and the Indian Ocean and the Atlantic Ocean are situated to its southeast and west, respectively.

The African continent is made up of 54 countries, nine territories, and three states, which are divided into five geographic sub-regions — Northern Africa, which includes countries along the southern shore of the Mediterranean Sea such as Algeria, Morocco, Libya, Egypt, and Tunisia; Southern Africa, which consists of countries like Swaziland, South Africa, Namibia, Lesotho, and Botswana; Eastern Africa, where majority of the African nations, like Mauritius, Kenya, Malawi, Kenya, Ethiopia, and Zimbabwe, belong to; Western Africa, which is made up of the tropical countries on the coast of the Atlantic such as Mali, Ghana, Nigeria, Senegal, and Sierra Leone; and Central Africa, where countries like Angola, Cameroon, Congo, and Gabon are located.

Algeria is the largest African country, while Seychelles, a 115-island archipelago in the Indian Ocean, is the smallest.

Regions & Countries:

North Africa (Algeria, Egypt, Libya ,Morocco, Western Sahara, Tunisia) is the countries bordering the south shore of the Mediterranean Sea.
Sahel (Mali, Mauritania, Nigeria, Sudan, Chad) is the nations of the desert and savanna covering half the Sahel and southern Sahara.
West Africa (Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Ivory Coast, Gambia , Ghana, Guinée, Guinea Bissau, Liberia, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo) is the nations of the tropical Atlantic coast .
Central Africa (Angola, Central African Republic, Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Gabon, Equatorial Guinea, Sao Tome and Principe,South Sudan) is the heart of Africa.
Africa Nations bordering the Red Sea and Indian Ocean.
Southern Africa (South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Swaziland, Zambia, Zimbabwe) is the nations of the southern tip of Africa.

The Magic of Marrakech

by WCC on February 1, 2013

in Africa

Marrakech is the third largest city in Morocco and is located a few hours away from the foot of Sahara Desert, near the foothills of the snowcapped Atlas Mountains. The name of the city is derived from Amazigh (Berber),

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meaning “Land of God”, a name well-earned with its contrasting landscape and location.  The city is divided into two parts, the historical city, Medina and the Gueliz or Ville Nouvelle, which is the more modern and new European district.

It is an exotic and sprawling city which offers luxurious as well as highly relaxing experiences. For the tourists looking for a more cultural trip, the older part of Marrakech, Medina is the perfect option. The main square of Medina is Djemaa El-Fna, the heart of Median and the highlight of any night in Marrakech. The place is packed with dancers, musicians and storytellers as well as a wide array of stalls that not only offer items to eat but making

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The Mystery of Luxor

by WCC on November 8, 2012

in Africa

Luxor has long been recognized as one of Egypt’s most alluring destinations. Luxor’s numerous fascinating architectural structures, temples, tombs, and monuments have been attracting people form all over the world for years. It is often referred to as the “world’s greatest open air museum” because of its never ending magnificent historical sights.

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Masai Mara Safari Adventure

November 5, 2012

An expedition to Africa will be more fulfilling if a safari adventure is included in the itinerary. Where else would you look for the greatest safari adventure ever, but at the Masai Mara National Reserve! Situated in Southwest Kenya, the Masai Mara is a natural treasure, home to eclectic trees and plants and diverse animal […]

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Seychelles, A Paradise On Earth

November 2, 2012

An archipelago made up of 115 islands, Seychelles is a popular tourist destination in the continent of Africa. Its islands are spread out on the Indian Ocean and possess a diverse natural beauty and splendor.   Seychelles is blessed with sparkling blue waters, exotic trees and flowers, striking underwater life, and other stunning scenery. Among the […]

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Abu Simbel – A Valued History

October 8, 2012

One among the famous tourist destinations of the mummified Egypt comes to be Abu Simbel which is the center of attraction for millions because of its eons old mountain-carved temples. Abu Simbel, basically has a very long history of its present existence. It is believed that it was once at the verge of being lost […]

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Maasai Mara, Kenya

June 9, 2012

The Masai Mara (also Maasai Mara ) is a nature reserve in Kenya . It is part of the Serengeti and joins the north directly to the Serengeti National Park ( Tanzania ) and has an area of approximately 1510 square kilometers. The area lies at an altitude 1500-1650 meters above sea level , in […]

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