Golden deserts with rippling dunes to the north, tropical jungles teeming with wildlife at its heart, and pristine beaches bathed by warm tides all around, make Africa one of the most iconic, spellbinding and awe-inspiring places on earth.
Explore its vast wilderness, and you’ll witness herds of zebras and gazelles sharing the Tanzanian savannas with majestic elephants and giraffes, or great silverback gorillas asserting their dominance in the tropical jungles of Uganda. Sail the coast, and you’ll discover paradise islands rising with the sun in Eritrea, or endless Somali beaches with crystal-clear waters brimming with marine life. Couple all this sheer natural beauty with an astonishing profusion of cultures and peoples, and you’ll be sure to fall in love with the great African continent.
The cradle of humankind, as we know it, was home to some of the greatest civilisations of the ancient world, remnants of which are still seen across the continent in the form of monuments, artefacts and deep-rooted traditions. Travel to Sudan and discover the ancient Nubian pyramids that dot the Nile Valley. Marvel at the imposing obelisks in Ethiopia that tell tales of the Axum Kingdom. Or explore the many coastal towns that still thrive on age-old fishing methods and listen to the enchanting songs that keep alive the memories and customs of Africa, to get a sense of its immensely rich history.
Modern urban Africa is equally fascinating. Traditional roots, colonial heritage and Arab and Indian influences, make African cities cultural melting pots that are quickly embracing change and stepping into a 21st-century way of life.
Wherever you go in Africa, you’ll be sure to feel a deep connection and an inexplicable sense of belonging, that will leave you wanting to return.