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Africa - tourist guide for holidays

Africa is a continent of many faces. In some of its parts you can find a lot of famous touristic destinations, but some areas are almost untouched. You can go there on your own or with an organized trip - which has its advantages here. Here you can find useful information about traveling in this country: prices, accommodation, itineraries, statistics and more.

Africa - the best places to see

Africa Africa is a very diverse area, which offers a lot of wonderful places to all tourists. You can admire here beautiful nature, a lot of animals, interesting people, their culture and history as well. Africa has indeed a lot to be proud of. It is very hard to choose only a few highlights, but we will try to.

Africa - countries

~ Muslim: 45 %
~ Tribal: 36 %
~ Christian: 14 %
~ other: 5 %
Religion - Africa
The following pages offer useful information about countries, which are located on the continent Africa. You can find here information about prices, languages, telephone networks, electric networks, travel problems and religions as well. From here you can go directly to pages of the countries:
Electric plug:
Electric plug - Africa

Africa - Travellers Forum

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Africa - the map and typical itinerary

Africa - map
There are many ways to see Africa. We recommend you this method: First decide, which countries you want to visit. Then look at their pages - at MapsGuides.com - and you will find here - under the map - recommended itineraries for each country. And then connect the itineraries in different countries - and your final itinerary for the continent Africa is created.

Prices of rooms and meals

Prices symbolIt is generally very cheap to travel thru many parts of Africa. Thanks to cheap accommodation, cheap food and cheap transport - you will spare your money everywhere. But if you want you can pay more - for luxury or just because you are a tourist. For example some tourist trips may be unbelievably expensive.

It is often possible to buy cheap meal on streets or in fast-food restaurants. Medium priced meal is usually available in standard restaurants, expensive meal in expensive restaurants. We do not include extreme prices of accommodation and food (for example luxurious apartments in high quality hotels). (Prices are usually very different in different places and in different seasons. In the main season may be in touristic destinations the cheapest rooms unavailable.)

Africa on the Internet

Are you looking for more information? On the Internet there are a lot of information. Here are some advices: Africa may have different names in different languages. For example Afrika, Afrika, L'Afrique, Africa. Use these names in search engines. It is good idea to precisely specify what are you looking for. If you need information about a place, use the name in a search engine. You may use other names of the place as well. If you need - for example - an information about history of the place, add the word history to the search engine.

What Others say

Africa is the world's second-largest and second most-populous continent, after Asia. At about 30.2 million km² (11.7 million sq mi) including adjacent islands, it covers 6% of the Earth's total surface area and 20.4% of the total land area. With about 922 million people (as of 2005) in 61 territories, it accounts for about 14.2% of the world's human population. The continent is surrounded by the Mediterranean Sea to the north, the Suez Canal and the Red Sea to the northeast, the Indian Ocean to the southeast, and the Atlantic Ocean to the west. There are 46 countries including Madagascar, and 53 including all the island groups. Africa, particularly central eastern Africa, is widely regarded within the scientific community to be the origin of humans and the Hominidae tree (great apes), as evidenced by the discovery of the earliest hominids and their possible ancestors, as well as later ones that have been dated to around seven million years ago – including Sahelanthropus tchadensis, Australopithecus africanus, A. afarensis, Homo erectus, H. habilis and H. ergaster – with the earliest Homo sapiens (human) found in Ethiopia being dated to ca. 200,000 years ago. Africa straddles the equator and encompasses numerous climate areas; it is the only continent to stretch from the northern temperate to southern temperate zones. Because of the lack of natural regular precipitation and irrigation as well as glaciers or mountain aquifer systems, there is no natural moderating effect on the climate except near the coasts.

If it is available then we publish here information about the territory from CIA factbook. For Africa it is not available.
CIA The World Factbook
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