Africa in detail

Regions at a Glance

Split from the rest of Africa by the Sahara, North Africa is the continent’s bridge between Europe and the Middle East. West Africa is home to signature African landscapes and inhabited by an astonishing diversity of people who hold fast to their traditions.

Hot, steamy and precarious, Central Africa is the continent’s proverbial ‘dark heart’ but also a land rich in virgin jungle, fabled rivers and amazing wildlife. East Africa plays host to profound cultural riches and overwhelming natural splendour, as well as people who have remained resilient to tragic conflict.

Southern Africa has some of the continent’s most accessible wilderness and dynamic cities, the playgrounds in which to experience a multitude of adventures.