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Africa travel guide

Get to know Africa a little better with our collection of travel guidesTuesday, 13 August 2019

By National Geographic Traveller (UK)
The ‘star bed’ at Mkulumadzi Lodge in Majete Wildlife Reserve.

The world's second-largest continent, Africa is home to a remarkable range of cultures, landscapes and wildlife. In the north, sprawling from coast to coast and covering almost a third of the continent's surface, is the Sahara. And while parts of it stretch across territories travellers aren't advised to visit, in other areas you'll find rippling sand dunes and palm-studded oases, as well as must-see historical sites such as the pyramids of Egypt. Yet, for some of the world's most standout wildlife encounters, you need to go south, to the peaks, savannahs and wetlands of sub-Saharan Africa: countries like Kenya, Tanzania and Botswana for the Big Five, or Rwanda and Uganda for close-up encounters with gorillas. The 54 countries that make up the African continent have more to offer than natural attractions, though, whether it's Tunisia and Morocco, with their French- and Islamic-influenced cultures and architecture, or South Africa, which is fast gaining a reputation for world-class gastronomy.

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Kenya 

Rwanda 

South Africa

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