Africa is a vast and alluring continent in every conceivable sense — its land mass comprises the world’s second-largest continental surface area. It is home to the world’s longest river, the River Nile, and the largest hot desert on the planet, the Sahara. Within its boundaries, Africa houses 54 sovereign countries and a multitude of cultures, languages and tribal societies. It would take even the most prolific explorer several lifetimes just to experience all Africa has to offer.
Considered by archeologists to be the Cradle of Mankind, Africa is the oldest inhabited continent on Earth – and a destination like no other. It boasts a cultural diversity and richness of tradition that will imbue any curious traveler with a wealth of memories to share with family, friends and associates when they return home. And despite its long history of inhabitance, Africa is still home to a wealth of rarely traveled and exotic locales replete with majestic wildlife, crystal-blue lakes with pearly white shores, amazing flora, and towering mountains.
Experience Africa’s varied climate, landscape, and wildlife. Choosing the best time to visit depends on your interests and what you’re hoping to see. If you’re planning a safari trip to Africa, visit during the dry season. From May to August, the rains are infrequent, driving the wildlife to nearby waterholes and making it easy to spot elusive creatures like lions and leopards. Botswana, Kenya, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe all offer incredible safari experiences!