Africa is the world’s second largest continent, after Asia. Africa is separated from Europe by the Mediterranean Sea, and the Suez Canal region separates it from Asia. The Indian Ocean and the Red Sea extend to the east, while the Atlantic Ocean extends to the west. Most of the land is covered by deserts, semi-deserts, and savannahs, with rainforests in the central part. Africa has vast amounts of mineral resources, including some of the world’s largest reserves of fossil fuels, metal ores, and precious stones and metals. This wealth is associated with a great diversity of biological resources thanks to the rainforests and wildlife living in the eastern and southern parts of the continent. Climatic and other factors considerably influenced the pattern of human settlement in Africa. Although some areas appear to be overpopulated, desert areas of northern and southwestern Africa have been largely uninhabited for long periods of time. Today, less than 15% of the world’s population live in Africa. Most of the continent has long been inhabited by Black peoples, but immigrants from Asia and Europe began settling there in the past. African countries are a real mix, with great differences in medical care, security, infrastructure, and quality of life. Africa will offer every traveller what they desire. Worth mentioning are the impressive historical monuments, fascinating cities, breath-taking beaches, and last but not least, its diverse nature with wild animals at an arm’s length. Whether you choose to explore the rich marine world, the Big Five game (lion, leopard, rhinoceros, buffalo, elephant) during a safari, or follow in the footsteps of mountain gorillas, we guarantee you’ll remember Africa for the rest of your life.