Over 8000km long and 7500km wide, everything about Africa is vast.
The continent is home to the longest river on Earth (the Nile) and the deepest (the Congo). Kilimanjaro is the tallest freestanding mountain on the planet.
Most people associate the continent with safaris and abject poverty but Africa is an amazingly diverse continent made up of 54 individual countries.
Africa is filled with bustling cities, stunning landscapes and friendly people. You can buy crafts in artisan markets, walk along white sandy beaches while the sun sets, go trekking in a desert or visit innumerable ancient monuments all before you set foot in a game reserve.