Africa

wild lions while on safari in South Africa

Go big or stay home

Its name means “sunny place” in the Berber tongue, but “Africa” may as well be a synonym for “vastness.” A truly massive continent comprising over 20% of the planet’s available land, Africa is home to the world’s largest desert, its longest river, its hottest temperatures, and hundreds of dialects and cultures spread among a billion people. But as mind-boggling as it seems at first, you’ll be amazed how intimate it feels once you get to know it. This is adventure’s last great frontier. Come blaze some trails.

Featured Africa blog posts

Travel Guide: Cape Town Day Trips

March 18, 2015, 4:19 p.m.

Here's a handy guide for making the most out of your extra time in Cape Town, a city renown for its great day trips.

Instagrams of the Week: Astounding Africa

March 6, 2015, 6:50 p.m.

From Southern Africa's natural splendour to East Africa's Serengeti, join us as we share our favourite 'grams of the week.

Your planet in 7 Seconds: Swaziland

March 5, 2015, 9:46 p.m.

Got seven seconds? Time to get down in Swaziland—where dancing and singing, including praise-singing, are a way of Swazi life.

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