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Sudan Travel Facts

Natural Features: Tropical in South,arid desert in north. Generally flat plain, mountains in east and west. Rainy Seasons: April to October Accommodation: Khartoum and Port Sudan both have a number of medium-sized hotels, including international standard ones. There are a few smaller hotels in the main towns and several hostels. Getting There: Air...

Senegal Travel Facts

Natural Features: Senegal consists mainly of flat plains, cut by three major rivers, the Casamance River, the Gambia River and Senegal River. Rainy Seasons: Jun-Sept There are several international standard hotels and more development is under way, including a number of hotels on the Petite Cote (the stretch of beaches between Dakar and Joal)....

Rwanda Travel Facts

Natural Features: Mostly grassy uplands and hills; relief is mountainous with altitude declining from west to east. Rainy Seasons: Feb-May Accommodation: Top range hotels include the Windsor Umubano hotel, and Hotel des Mille Collines in Kigali. Budget travelers can try Gloria Hotel or La Vedette. Post and Communications: Kigali post office offers...

Reunion Travel Facts

Image - Reunion Travel Facts Natural Features: Mostly rugged and mountainous; fertile lowlands along coast Rainy Seasons: Nov-Apr Culture: French is the official language, but Creole is the most widely spoken. Few speak English. The Catholic faith dominates the island's religious character. Hindus and Muslims follow their respective religions freely and most large towns have...

Nigeria Travel Facts

Natural Features: In the center around Jos is a plateau area with short grasses and open scenery, this is the most pleasant climate in the country. The only mountains are in the far east along the Cameroon border. Cutting northwest to southeast is the Niger River, Africa's third longest river. As you move inland from the Coastal oil- producing...

Niger Travel Facts

Natural Features: It is a land locked country, two-thirds of the country is desert and over half of the country is uninhabitable. The country is mainly flat, only interrupted by the Air Mountain in the north. The country lacks water, with the exception of the south-west districts, which are watered by the Niger and its tributaries and the southern...

Mozambique Travel Facts

Natural Features: Coastal lowlands with uplands in centre,high plateau in north-west and mountain in west. Clothing: Take light clothing with some warm cover-ups for the highland evenings together with waterproofs if travelling in the rainy season. Accommodation: High quality hotels in Maputo are the Polana and Cardoso. Tipping: Waiters and other...

Morocco Travel Facts

Natural Features: Northen Coast and Interior are Mountainous. Rainy Seasons: November - April Clothing: Lightweights for most of the year with warmer clothing for the evening. Rainwear is advisable in the wet season, particularly on the coast and in the mountains. Accommodation: Hostels, hotels and camping sites are available. Casablanca,...

Mauritania Travel Facts

Natural Features: Mostly barren, flat plains of the Sahara; some central hills. Rainy Seasons: Jun-Oct Culture: A combination of Islamic, French and traditional African influences . Traditional music is unmissable. Getting There: Air: Regular flights to Nouakchott from Paris are available. You can also fly from Casablanca and Algiers a couple of...

Mali Travel Facts

Natural Features: Mostly flat to rolling northern plains covered by sand; savanna in south, rugged hills in northeast. Rainy Seasons: June to November Getting There: Air: Mali's national airline is Mali Tombouctou Air Service (Malitas). Mali also has a share in the multinational airline, Air Afrique (RK Rail: There is a twice-weekly service from...

Malawi Travel Facts

Natural Features: Malawi is a landlocked country. A Strip of low ground runs along the western Lake shore, high plateau cover much of the country. Main highland areas are Nyika and Viphya plateaux in the north Lake Malawi is the largest and the main river is shire. Rainy Seasons: November to May. (Rainy Season) Getting There: Air: The main airport...

Libya Travel Facts

Natural Features: Libya is the fourth largest country in Africa. The country can be divided into 3 physiographic regions. All but two tiny fractions of Libya are covered by Saharan Plateau. Beneath the Surt Basin in the north lie the country's major petroleum deposits. There are no perennial rivers, but extensive underground percolation of water...

Liberia Travel Facts

Natural Features: The coastal area is sandy, low and interspersed with lagoons and swamps. Inland the land forms a great belt of high forest and further inland is a plateau where the forest is less dense. Two rivers Morro and Mono flow southwestward into the Atlantic Ocean. Rainy Seasons: May to October (rainy season) Getting There: Air: Main...

Lesotho Travel Facts

Natural Features: Mostly highland with plateaus, hills, and mountains Rainy Seasons: October to April (Rainy Season) Getting There: Air: Moshoeshoe International Airport, on the outskirts of Maseru, is served by Air Lesotho and South Africa Airlink. Johannesburg International Airport serves as a hub for air traffic to Lesotho. There are daily...

Kenya Travel Facts

Natural Features: Low plain rise to central highlands bisected by Great Rift Valley, Fertile plateau in West. Rainy Seasons: April - May and October - November Getting There: Air: Kenya Airways flies eight times a week from Heathrow to Nairobi, the capital of Kenya. Four of the flights are direct and the rest are via Amsterdam. Most major African...