Africa. There's nowhere like it on the planet for wildlife, wildlands and rich traditions that endure. Prepare to fall in love.
Africa is the world's second-largest and second most-populous continent, being behind Asia in both categories
The continent is surrounded by the Mediterranean Sea to the north, the Isthmus of Suez and the Red Sea to the northeast, the Indian Ocean to the southeast and the Atlantic Ocean to the west.
The continent includes Madagascar and various archipelagos. It contains 54 fully recognised sovereign states (countries), nine territories and two de facto independent states with limited or no recognition.