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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
1

How Africans are fighting stereotypes about their homes on Twitter

by Matt Hershberger
2

16 Signs you were born and raised in Kenya

by Kari Mugo

10 signs you were born and raised in Tunisia

by Alina Simindrescu

15 famous movies and the *actual* countries they were filmed in

by Alex Scola
13

11 places to swim with whale sharks [PICS]

by Keph Senett
10

Off the beaten path in Morocco

by Lauren Quinn
8

8 adventurous ways to explore Africa

by Hal Amen
139

The 22 craziest party hostels around the world

by Matt Kepnes
46

How to travel to Africa without being another neocolonialist

by Richard Stupart
26

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
3

What it’s like to visit Somaliland as a tourist

by Anna Rudycheva

Why I don’t want any of you to go to Tofo, Mozambique

by Dikson
6

3 reasons you should ignore the media and travel to Egypt NOW

by Shawn Sippin

Singita: The best safari lodges in all of Africa

by Scott Sporleder
18

11 ways to absolutely crush Cape Town in 5 days [pics]

by Ross Borden
3

How to catch a van-taxi in rural South Africa

by Elizabeth Atterberry
7

Back to nature: 13 of the world’s richest national parks

by David DeFranza
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