E xplore this Africa map by clicking on the countries of choice. Find more information on spectacular places like Botswana’s Okavango Delta, Tanzania’s Serengeti and Kenya’s Masai Mara. See what the tropical Indian Ocean Islands off the coast have to offer. Exotic places like Lake Malawi, Seychelles, Zanzibar and Bazaruto are ideal romantic getaways after an African safari.
Africa Fast Facts:
Continent size: 2nd largest continent
Number of countries: 53 independent countries including the Indian Ocean islands of Seychelles, Madagascar and Mauritius.
Size: Around 30.1 million km² (11.6 million sq mi), 6% of the Earth’s total surface area and 20.4% of the total land area.
Population: Close to 1 billion people (as of 2009) in 61 territories, 14.72% of the World’s human population.
Highest mountain: Kilimanjaro in Tanzania at 5,895m. Mount Kenya is second at 5,199m. Longest river: The Nile is the longest river in the world
Largest desert: The Sahara is the largest in the world.