At 18.8 million square kilometres it’s the world’s second largest continent, with many remote corners still yet to be explored by modern human beings. From dense, thick jungles to Earth’s largest and most important desert, Africa has it all. Home to 15 per cent of the planet’s population, Africa is a melting pot of cultures, ethnicities and environments. Its northern shores border the warm waters of the Mediterranean Sea, while far south, at the Cape of Good Hope, penguins brave the southern Atlantic Ocean.
Africa’s savannas are home to some of the world’s most iconic animals; the lion, the elephant, and the giraffe to name but a few. While its vibrant cities throng with music, energy and life. In fact, life has existed on this sun-baked continent longer than anywhere else on Earth, since the first humans walked the Ethiopian brush more than 200,000 years ago.