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Get To Know Africa

Africa is one of the seven continents found on planet earth. In both cases, it is the world's second-largest and most populous continent after Asia. With proximity of 30.3 million km2. It covers 6% of the earth's total surface, with proximity of 1.4 billion people per 2021 counts. It accounts for 18% of the world's human population, with more than 51 countries.

I would first like to start with the history of Africa; the original name of the continent was Alkebulan, according to experts who researched the history of the African continent. According to other sources, the name translates to the mother of mankind or the Garden of Eden. Alkebulan is an ancient word. Alkebulan is pronounced al-kee-boulan. It explores the rich and diverse cultures consumed through its food, music and design curated by award-winning Alexandar Smalls.

The name Africa came into western use through the Romans. Who used the name Africa Terra, the land of the Afri of Afer singular for the northern part of the continent, as a province of Africa with its capital Carthage, corresponding to modern-day Tunisia. A 9th-century historian wrote that the King of Ghana was a great king. 

What was Africa called in the bible? Cush, Cushitic and Cushi. In major prophets, the term used to refer to Africa and Africans appears more than 180 times. Cush also appears as a geographical location. 

The portrayal of Africa and Africans in the book of Jeremiah.

In location, Africa is bounded by the Mediterranean Sea, the Red Sea, the Indian Ocean, and the Atlantic Ocean. It is divided almost equally by the equator, covered by different climatic regions. Africa has more than 3000 native languages with areas using English, French, Spanish, Portuguese and Swahili; and religions in practice are Christianity, Islam, traditional faith and others.

The dominant physical features of Africa are the Nile river, Mount Kilimanjaro, Victoria Falls and the Sahara Desert. The Nile river is the longest river on the planet. The highest peak in Africa is Mount Kilimanjaro. Victoria falls is known for being the largest waterfall. Africa has many attractions, including wildlife, landscape features, ecology and fascinating biospheres. One should visit some of these fascinating wonders of Africa at least once in a lifetime. tourHQ, as a platform connecting travellers to guides around the world, will enable you to explore the sights and sounds of Africa. Putting you in the hands of local guides who know these places and their history well. I salute the great job being done by tourHQ and recommend that travellers from all over the world use this excellent travel platform. We will share all we know with the guests coming to different parts of the globe. It is a fair trade platform, giving clients real value for their money and the most reliable and accurate information.

On your visit to Tanzania with time, you will visit the Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Crater, where the cradle of mankind is found at olduvai gorge, where the oldest fosiil zinjanthrous boisei was found. Also visiting Lake Manyara National Park will give you a spectacular of the escarpment of the great rift valley and the Gregory Rift Wing. Another spectacular area is Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in africa and the only permanent snow-capped peak on the equator. It usually takes six days to climb via any of the seven major climbing routes. There are 22 national parks, all with fascinating differences and attractions. For beach holidays, Zanzibar and Pemba give the best one can get on the beaches of the Indian Ocean. With rich historical sites and a lot to learn and enjoy for any traveller, there are ruins dating back to more than the 9th century. 

Cultures and traditions of the swahili coast in East Africa. Kilwa is a place worth visiting. It is among the oldest towns found in the Indian Ocean, with lots of ruins and architectural structures dating before the 9th century. It is also believed to be among the potential candiadte town for the lost town of Rhapta in the Indian ocean.

We welcome you to Africa to explore with us the rich history of the African continent. We thank tourHQ for the great and informative experience,

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