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Are you interested in discovering new landscapes, cultures, and culinary journeys? There’s nowhere quite like Africa for this. Wherever you’re heading to on the African continent, prepare to be amazed.
Africa is the largest continent in the world, covering 6% of our total planet. It is also the world’s hottest and – after Australia – the world’s driest continent. What’s more, many stunning wildlife species call Africa home, including elephants, gorillas and lions. Catching a glimpse of them running free in the wild is truly a once in a lifetime experience. But Africa is not all about the wildlife: from Nairobi to Lagos and Accra, it is home to some seriously cool up-and-coming cities. So, are you ready to dive in and discover the different adventures this continent holds for you?
With so much on offer, deciding where to go just might be the most difficult part of travelling to Africa. Few places on earth are harder to beat than this breath-taking continent for natural beauty. There's a million incredible sights to behold, from wildlife in their true habitats to scorching deserts, beautiful savannahs and deep pink skies. And that's not forgetting its buzzing cities and vibrant nightlife. It is completely up to you what kind of experience you want to have when travelling throughout Africa.
Are you feeling excited for your African adventure yet? Before you jet off, there’s a few things to consider. Wherever in the world you are travelling to, it’s always wise to get clued up on the relevant legal and health information like vaccinations, visa requirements and dangers. Always make sure you are up to date on basic vaccinations like Hepatitis A, Typhoid, MMR and tetanus. And for those travelling to countries where Yellow Fever is common, be aware that you may only be permitted entry to the country if you can provide proof that you have had the Yellow Fever vaccination. Be sure to consult your doctor if you are uncertain of what you need.
Moving on to visa requirements when travelling to Africa: first and foremost, make sure your passport is valid for at least 6 more months from your planned date of departure from Africa. For the majority of African countries, a visa can be obtained at the border. This means you do not need to apply in advance for your visa but can get it on arrival. Always check with the local embassies for the exact information. All of this might sound like hard work right now, but don’t let it put you off what is sure to be an unforgettable adventure.