Africa travel guide
Comprised of 53 different countries, Africa is a continent which offers a huge range of activities, from safaris to river cruises. The landmass straddles the equator, meaning that a large number of the countries have a hot climate year round. The continent is made up of desert, rainforest and savannah plains, which is why there is such a range of plant and wildlife. The largest individual country in Africa is Sudan, while the smallest country is the Seychelles, a group of islands off the east coast of the mainland. Africa is a huge melting pot of different cultures, languages and people, with each area having its own attractions and appeal.
Here are our suggestions for an African holiday
Egypt: famous for the ancient Egyptian civilisation, the great pyramids, the Nile and the Sinai Peninsula, where the Sharm el Sheikh resort is based. If you’re looking for beautiful clear waters and coral reefs as well as luxury Egyptian surroundings, the Sharm el Sheikh resort may be for you!
Cape Town: one of the most popular cities in South Africa, Cape Town is famous for its harbour, its natural plant and wildlife as well as recognised landmarks of Table Mountain and the Cape Point. If you’re interested in exploring an exciting city with fair weather, try Cape Town.
Johannesburg: after hosting the 2010 World Cup, Johannesburg has lost its unfriendly reputation and become a popular tourist destination! It now hosts many new tourist attractions and more restaurants but hasn’t lost the authentic South African vibe – definitely worth visiting!
Kenya: the original safari holiday destination boasts breath taking scenery and some of the most picturesque views on the plant, from pristine beaches and coral reefs to equatorial rainforests, vast savannahs, searing desserts and snow capped mountains