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Journey to Africa

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About Africa

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“The centre of the world” is a description given to Africa, the land credited with the origin of humans. With over fifty countries and incredibly diverse cultures, languages, fauna, flora and topography, Africa is truly a travelers delight. Be it the Savanna grasslands, the Sahara desert orthe Victoria falls; Masai Mara National Park in Kenya, Kruger National Park in S.Africa, the exciting scuba opportunities in the Pemba channel or Shimoni Archipelago of Southern Kenya, an African experience will leave an indelible impression upon the ‘minds eye’ of every visitor.

After Asia, Africa is the 2nd largest continent with 54 countries and a surface area of 30,244,050 sq km or 11,677,293 mi2. Mt. Kilimanjaro, which rises to 5,895 m (19,340 feet) above sea level, is the highest point. Nile, its longest river, runs almost 6,650 km (4,132 miles) from Burundi to Egypt. Lake Victoria is the largest lake (69,485 sq km or 26,828 square miles) and is surrounded by three counties - Uganda, Tanzania, and Kenya.

Needless to say then, that a rich African experience is gained only if you are in good health and continue to remain so, especially while in the continent. So, here’s a guide to help you prepare for that African safari you have been dreaming about for so long!

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