Does an African safari, tour, holiday, or vacation feature on your bucket list? It should! Africa, the cradle of humanity, is often generalized as a whole country. In reality, a safari to Africa will introduce you to 54 different countries that encompass various climates, landscapes, religions, and cultures.
Africa is the second largest continent on Earth (after Asia), covering 30.3 million square kilometers, accounting for 20 percent of the world’s land area. The continent has 26,000 kilometers of coastline. But above all else, it is the African wildlife and safari lifestyle that will draw you back, again and again.
The world’s largest combination of density, population and variety of free roaming wild animals is found in Africa. The continent is also home to the largest collection of carnivores with the lion truly serving as the king of beasts. Africa is home to the Big 7 animals which includes the: lion, leopard, elephant, rhinoceros, hippopotamus, crocodile, and the gorilla.
Africa has numerous national parks, game reserves and other safari destinations and some of these are home to the world’s wonders of nature. This famous quote by Richard Mullin is so very true: ‘The only man I envy, is the man who has not yet been to Africa – for he has so much to look forward to’.