Africa

Africa
"I want to know - therefore I go."
(Unknown)

Africa MapThe second-largest continent on Earth, Africa is also the second most populated continent after Asia. And most importantly, Africa is regarded as the birthplace of today's human species.

Even though natural resources abound on the continent, Africa is a poor and still developing region. Currently, there are 53 countries, but regime and name changes keep altering the political landscape of Africa. There are well over a thousand languages spoken on the continent.
Africa is home to some of the most impressive archeological sites on Earth, remnants of the great Egyptian civilization.
Nature also doesn't fail to impress in Africa - savanna, jungle, and desert all call it home and bring an abundance of exotic and beautiful animals. The largest desert on Earth, the Sahara, is found in Africa, and so is the longest river in the world, the Nile.
Popular tourist destinations include Egypt with its phenomenal temples and tombs, the picture perfect beaches in Mauritius, and Morocco, ideal for adventurous hikes.