Africa: the birthplace of the human race, the home of every environment and landscape, and continent of contrasts. Over time, many cultures and states have risen and fallen in Africa, leaving their own imprint on the continent. From Morocco’s heady mix of souk-filled medinas, ancient imperial cities and mountainous landscapes to the towering, jungle-clad mountains and paradise archipelagos of Tanzania, Africa is a treasure trove of cultural gems and natural jewels. And with a past that stretches back to time immemorial, history lovers could lose themselves in the thousands of stories scattered across the plains, buried in the sand and laying at the bottom of the surrounding oceans.
Africa is also home to a number of the world’s natural wonders, from the stunning Victoria Falls and the majestic Nile to the dry dunes and iconic scenes of the Sahara. Then there’s the wildlife that call these habitats home. The savannahs support elephants, hippos and lions and the rainforests shelter countless numbers of creatures, great and small. It is truer here than of anywhere else on Earth: there is more to see than can ever be seen; more to do than can ever be done.