Discover Africa

Africa is the world's second-largest and second-most-populous continent. Africa is the youngest continent in terms of its population - 50 percent of Africans are 19 years old or younger.Algeria is the largest African country by area, and Nigeria is the largest by population.
 
In the late 19th century, the European imperial powers engaged in a major territorial scramble and occupied most of the continent.Today, Africa contains 54 sovereign countries, most of which have borders that were drawn during the era of European colonialism. In the 21st century,the number of armed conflicts in Africa has steadily declined. This has coincided with many countries abandoning communist style command economies and opening up for market reforms. The improved stability and economic reforms have led to a great increase in foreign investment into many African nations, which has spurred quick economic growth in many countries, seemingly ending decades of stagnation and decline. Several African economies are among the world's fasted growing. A significant part of this growth can also be attributed to the facilitated diffusion of information technologies.
 
The continent is believed to hold 90% of the world's cobalt, 90% of its platinum, 50% of its gold, 98% of its chromium, 70% of its tantalite, 64% of its manganeseand one-third of its uranium.The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has 70% of the world's coltan, and most mobile phones in the world are made with elements refined from this mineral. The DRC also has more than 30% of the world's diamond reserves.Guinea is the world's largest exporter of bauxite.
 
By most estimates, well over a thousand languages (UNESCO has estimated around two thousand) are spoken in Africa.Most are of African origin, though some are of European or Asian origin. Africa is the most multilingual continent in the world, and it is not rare for individuals to fluently speak not only multiple African languages, but one or more European ones as well.
 
The tourism industry ranks as a major economic driver for many African countries, and quite aptly so, for a continent that is blessed with Nature's rarest wonders. The four countries that spearhead the African tourism bandwagon are Egypt, Tunisia, Morocco, and South Africa. The second rung is occupied by Namibia, Botswana, Mozambique, Tanzania, and Kenya.
 
Countries like Morocco and Tunisia are renowned from their beautiful beaches and their relative proximity to Europe. Egypt ranks amongst one of the most sought-after tourist getaways, owing to the mystical aura that surrounds the history of Ancient Egypt, pyramids and artifacts. South Africa and Kenya are top drawers for those who seek the thrills and spills of adventure, with wild safari expeditions drawing hordes of tourists every year, who flock to experience the wildlife of Africa. The African tourism industry, aided by enhanced aviation networks and other travel-friendly measures, is now ranked amongst the best globally. We'd like to heartily invite you to be get a taste of this truly awesome 'Safari' experience!