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Travel Notes

  • Africa has colourful people, bustling markets, starry nights, utter desert silence, inviting nomads, and modern entrepreneurs. It’s addictive.
  • Africa is the second-largest continent, both area and population, after Asia in both cases, with a total surface area of some 30,244,000 kmยฒ (11,700,000 miยฒ) and a population of about 1.34 billion.
  • Egypt is considered to be a transcontinental country as a small part of its territory is in Asia, on the other side of the Suez Canal. Politically, Egypt is a member of the African Union.
  • The largest African country is Algeria.
    • DRC is the second largest country in Africa
    • Sudan is the third largest country in Africa
    • The smallest is the Seychelles.
  • Morocco is in the most popular African tourist destination. This is followed by South Africa, Egypt, and Tunisia.

Geography

  • There is but one small landmass connecting the African Mainland with Western Asia.
  • The African continent is determined by its surrounding seas. In the north it is separated from Europe by the Mediterranean Sea. To the northeast, it is separated from Asia by the Suez Canal and the Red Sea. On the east it is surrounded by the Indian Ocean, and the west by the Atlantic Ocean.

Climate

  • Africa is the hottest continent. 60% of the entire land surface consists of drylands and deserts.
Trans-African Highways

Map of Trans-African Highways based on data 2000 to 2003

Overland

  • Overland travel in all weather is only relatively easy between East and Southern Africa.
  • Trans-African Highway Network ยปย Wikipedia Reference ยป More than half of the network has been paved, though maintenance remains a problem. There are numerous missing links in the network where tracks are impassable after rain or hazards.
  • Tanzam Highwayย ยป The main link between East Africa and Southern Africa. Leads from Lusaka, Zambia through the DRC, to Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Wikipedia Reference

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This page was last updated on 2021.06.29 by Robert Vinet