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Africa

Mention Africa to anyone and you’re bound to get their own version of “Africa” that involves some combination of the following:

The Sahara desert spanning Algeria, Chad, Egypt, Libya, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Niger, Western Sahara, Sudan and Tunisia, historical archives in Egypt and Mali, prime wildlife viewing to spot the “Big 5″ in East Africa (Kenya, Tanzania) and Southern Africa (Namibia, Botswana, Zambia, South Africa), tracking gorillas and other primates in Central Africa (Uganda, Rwanda), dramatic landscapes and sand dunes along Namibia’s coastline, climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, opportunities to volunteer, study abroad, and cultural exchange programs.

Not to mention – other images of starvation, civil wars, and complex political systems.

With over 6,000 unique ethnic groups and languages, various climates ranging from arid deserts in the North, mangrove rainforests in the West, mountainous regions in the East, and wildlife-rich savannahs in the South, its no wonder trying to describe Africa in a few sentences seems impossible.

So we’re writing articles and putting together photo essays to do Africa the justice it deserves.

Africa Articles
134

The 22 craziest party hostels around the world

by Matt Kepnes
40

15 slang phrases you’ll need to know in South Africa

by Caroline van Looy
35

The world’s biggest cities from the air

by Sarah Park
46

How to travel to Africa without being another neocolonialist

by Richard Stupart
9

18 scenic places to teach ESL

by Michelle Schusterman
10

30 of the world’s burliest bungee jumps [PICs]

by Hal Amen
34

20 epic wine regions to visit before you die

by Hal Amen
4

Across the ravaged land

by Nick Brandt
9

18 scenic places to teach ESL

by Michelle Schusterman
49

18 of the world’s most bike friendly cities

by Hal Amen
8

8 adventurous ways to explore Africa

by Hal Amen
8

8 adventurous ways to explore Africa

by Hal Amen

3 nations whose survival depends on a climate change solution right now

by Simeon Tegel
10

Off the beaten path in Morocco

by Lauren Quinn
10

Off the beaten path in Morocco

by Lauren Quinn
7

6 prisons to visit on 6 continents

by Andy Jarosz
14

The 5 best countries in the world for vegetarians

by Morgane Croissant

5 challenges of teaching English in South Africa (and 3 things that make it all worth it)

by Paige Smith
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