Africa

When someone mentions Africa I suspect you think the same as me and conjure up images of Tarzan, jungles, safari's and wild animals; a place where wild animals rule the jungle. Or perhaps you recall it as being reputed to be the birthplace of modern man.

But, did you know that Africa is the world's second-largest and second-most populated continent. Africa has approximately 30 million km2 (11.7 million square miles) including adjacent islands; it covers 6% of Earth's total surface area and 20% of its land area. As of 2018 approximately 1.3 billion people live there.

Countries like Egypt, South Africa, Morocco, and Tunisia have a successful tourism industry. Countries like Kenya, Zimbabwe, Swaziland and Mauritius can be considered as countries that have steady and consistent income from tourism. Countries like Algeria and Burundi are countries that have little to no economic benefit from tourism, but would like to see it expand.

The successful countries in tourism are thriving due to a variety of factors. Countries like Morocco and Tunisia benefit from their beautiful beaches and their relative proximity to Europe. Tourism in Egypt is based on the rich history of Ancient Egypt, pyramids, artifacts and breathtaking Red Sea beaches. South Africa and Kenya benefit from wild safari expeditions, attracting tourists to see the wildlife of Africa. Source: https://en.wikipedia.org

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