About: The African continent is well known for its diverse wildlife, rich culture, and mineral resources. This continent is world’s 2nd largest continent, area wise. The total area of the continent is 30.3 million km² including surrounding islands. The continent covers 6% of Earth’s total surface area and 20.4% of total land area of earth. The population percentage is around 15% of the world’s human population. The continent is bordered by Suez Canal to the northeast; the Mediterranean Sea to the north; the Red Sea along the Sinai Peninsula; the Atlantic Ocean to the west; and the Indian Ocean to the southeast. Apart from the main land of Africa, the continent includes Madagascar and various archipelagos. Africa is a very large continent extending over 7,500km east to west and 8,000km north to south (not including islands) and inhabited by a wide array of people of different religions, skin colours, and cultures. The total number of nations within Africa is 54; 9 territories and 2 de facto independent states with limited or no recognition.
Nature and Wildlife: Africa boasts of having the world’s longest river— the Nile River, which is 6,650 km long extending from Egypt, while the Congo River in the Democratic Republic of Congo is the 2nd largest in terms of its depths and discharge which is as deep as 230 m in some spots. Mount Kilimanjaro, the world fame mountain, is the world’s tallest free-standing mountain at 5,890 m. The lowest point on earth is also in Africa which is Djibouti’s Lake Assal; also the saltiest lake outside Antarctica, and one of the hottest places on Earth.
Tourism: Africa is known for its wild life, nature, forest. There are endless possibilities for adventure activities such as safari, hiking and camping, bird watching, watching wild animals like elephants, lions etc. There are several places visited every year by millions of tourists such as Dogon Country, Mount Kilimanjaro etc.