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Cape Verde Travel Facts

Natural Features: Steep, rugged, rocky, volcanic. Aseries of droughts that started in the 18th century turned Cape Verde into a dry strile land scape. Rainy Seasons: Rainfall is usually limited to september.The harmattan season is from December to February. Accommodation: There are few fairly good hotels in the middle price range at Praia, Mindelo...

Cameroon Travel Facts

Image - Cameroon Travel Facts Natural Features: Diverse, with coastal plain in southwest, dissected plateau in center, Mountains in west, plains in north. There are three major zones: the northern savannah area, the smaller western hill region and the southern and eastern rainforests. Rainy Seasons: March - June and September - November. Accommodation: Good accommodation of...

Burundi Travel Facts

Natural Features: Hilly and mountainous, dropping to a plateau in east, some plains. Rainy Seasons: February - May and September - November, Accommodation: There is a good beach lined up with hotels and restaurants in the nothern end of Lake Tanganyika between Bujumbura and the Burundi-Zaire border. Climate: Burundi has a variable climate. The...

Burkina Faso Travel Facts

Image - Burkina Faso Travel Facts Natural Features: Mostly flat to dissected, undulating plains; hills in west and southeas. Rainy Seasons: May -Nov and a dry season from December-April Accommodation: There are hotels in Ouagadougou and Bobo Dioulasso with some air-conditioned rooms and additional facilities. Elsewhere there are small lodges. There is also a group of tourist-class...

Botswana Travel Facts

Image - Botswana Travel Facts Natural Features: Botswana is a land locked country and it forms a part Southern African plateau. The country is almost entirely flat above the sea level except in the southeast where the terrain is hilly and broken. Two distinct topographical regions are found, in the east, hilly grassland and the Kalahari in southwest about 80% of Botswana...

Benin Travel Facts

Image - Benin Travel Facts Natural Features: Mostly flat to undulating plain; some hills and low mountains Rainy Seasons: May-Jul & Sep-Dec. Travel Highlights: Benin has several museums, the best is housed in the former Dan-Homey palace in Abomey. Porto Novo also has two museums, one is actually the residence of the former King Toffa. The museum in Ouidah is dedicated...

Angola Travel Facts

Image - Angola Travel Facts Natural Features: There is a coastal plain in the south to the north, the land rises towards the high in land plateau covering almost two third of the country. Angola has two highest peaks, the Moco and the Meco Rainy Seasons: November to April Accommodation: Many hotels in Angola have recently been refurbished and are air-conditioned and equipped...

Algeria Travel Facts

Image - Algeria Travel Facts Natural Features: Mostly high plateau and desert; some mountains; narrow, discontinuous coastal plain Elevation extremes: lowest point: Chott Melrhir -40 m highest point: Tahat 3,003 m Rainy Seasons: drier with cold winters and hot summers on high plateau. Accommodation: Good hotel accommodation in Algeria is limited although business centres, and...

Location of South Africa

South Africa, on the continent's southern tip, is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean on the west and by the Indian Ocean on the south and east. South Africa is bordered by Namibia to the northwest, by Botswana and Zimbabwe to the north, and by Mozambique and Swaziland to the northeast and east. The kingdom of Lesotho forms an enclave within the...

Recent History of South Africa

The most significant change occurred in South African long history at late nineties. After a long struggle and series of violence a stable peace was finally brokered in 1990. The domestic situation was far from resolved. Violent responses to black protests increased commitment to a revolutionary struggle, and the United Nations finally imposed...

European Footstep in South Africa

The written history of South Africa begins with the arrival of the Portuguese. The first Portuguese ships rounded the Cape of Good Hope in 1488, their occupants intent on gaining a share of the lucrative Arab trade with the East. Over the following century, numerous vessels made their way around the South African coast, but the only direct African...