Africa


Africa – the cradle of early civilization. From the great pyramids of Egypt overlooking the life-giving Nile River to the beautiful wildlife throughout the jungles and Saharan plains, the African continent is a beautiful place to visit any time of year.

The marvels of the ancient world

Africa is home to one of the world’s oldest and most storied countries, Egypt, home of the pyramids and the famed Great Sphinx of Giza. The pyramids have withstood the test of time. Constructed over 4,000 years ago during the Third Dynasty, there are currently between 118 and 138 pyramids s...

Africa – the cradle of early civilization. From the great pyramids of Egypt overlooking the life-giving Nile River to the beautiful wildlife throughout the jungles and Saharan plains, the African continent is a beautiful place to visit any time of year.

The marvels of the ancient world

Africa is home to one of the world’s oldest and most storied countries, Egypt, home of the pyramids and the famed Great Sphinx of Giza. The pyramids have withstood the test of time. Constructed over 4,000 years ago during the Third Dynasty, there are currently between 118 and 138 pyramids still standing and many of those in Gaza are among some of the world’s largest structures. They were built to honor the Pharaohs who led their great civilizations for centuries. The Great Sphinx of Giza is among the historic Pyramids of Giza and is considered the oldest monumental sculpture in all of Egypt.

From the majesty of the pyramids to the elephants

Africa is home to an incredible array of wildlife across numerous environments. Africa is the second largest continent in terms of landmass, and features, deserts, jungles, and amazing plains. The African plains are home to the elephant, a favorite of American zoos and circuses. They feature several members of the big cat family. The mighty lion, king of the jungle, and the Savanna, the fastest land animal in the world, the cheetah, and one of the mightiest hunters in the leopard. The jungle environment is home to some of the most unique primates in the world, the baboon, the lemur, and gorillas. The Nile River, which gave life to Ancient Egypt, houses a breed of crocodile.

A continent of culture and history

Africa is the second-largest and second most populated continent in the world. Its incredible terrain and deep cultural ties make it impossible to see everything you would want to see on one adventure. The countries each have their own unique cultures and backgrounds that extend beyond traditional borders, as highlighted through several independence movements across the region in recent years. This is a period of growth for the African region as it looks to move beyond the arbitrary lines drawn from previously hostile foreign powers.

You can learn much about the needs of the African continent through service trips but can also see incredible sights like the Apartheid Museum in South Africa. There are numerous national parks and safari across several of the nations that make up the Savanna, where you can see so much of the incredible wildlife you would otherwise only be able to see in zoos or National Geographic magazines.

Mount Kilimanjaro provides both a scenic backdrop and a splendid challenge to even the most accomplished hiker or mountain climber. The African continent is rich with great experience, culture, and wildlife. It is a place of growth and opportunity and should be explored in all the same ways as other destinations. To know where society is going, you must first know where we came from. Visit Africa today, and learn of our shared past.

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