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Introduction

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.

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Latest Articles

Egypt just opened its first long-distance hiking trail and it’s stunning

11 essential rules to haggling in Moroccan markets

How Rwanda’s mandatory community work day made Kigali the cleanest city in Africa

This African country is a bread lover’s paradise

9 epic Mauritius adventures that show why locals call it Paradise Island

My car broke down in the Sahara, and it taught me about trust

Sudan is a safe and fascinating destination. Here’s why you should check it out.

This US cycling team is showcasing the benefits of biking in rural Rwanda

Want a real resolution? Go ultrarunning in South Africa this year

13 arrested in murder of two Scandinavian female travelers killed in Morocco

Senegal unveils museum honoring black civilizations

Namibia is the most underrated outdoor destination in Africa

Nairobi is the cultural hotspot you’ve never thought of visiting

Saving Africa’s Grevy’s zebra from extinction

The 7 most amazing wildlife experiences in Madagascar

11 African ruins you need to see besides the Pyramids

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