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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...

Gabon Travel Facts

Natural Features: Narrow low lying coastal strip, which rises to a series of plateaus. Three quarters of the country is covered by rain forests and deep river valleys which dissect the country into relatively small isolated units Rainy Seasons: Jan to May Getting There: Air: There are direct flights to Libreville from Brussels, Paris, Rome, Madrid...

Eritrea Travel Facts

Rainy Seasons: June-September Travel Highlights: As well as the Grand Mosque there is also a Roman Catholic cathedral in Asmara. The former colonial palace is also worth a visit. Accommodation: Most hotels are government owned. Prices depend on the room size and on whether or not the room is ensuite. High class hotels include the Hamasien Hotel,...

Egypt Travel Facts

Accommodation: The main tourist centers offer a broad spectrum of accommodation, with everything from luxury palaces to homely pensions. Elsewhere, the choice is generally more limited, with only basic lodgings available in most of the desert oases. Hotels are loosely categorized into star ratings, ranging from five-star deluxe class down to one...

Guinea Bissau Travel Facts

Natural Features: Guinea Bissau may be divided into 3 geographic regions. The coastal lowlands covered by mangrove swamps, the interior plain which is heavily forested and the northeastern highland which comprises of part of the Fonta Djallon Plateau. Rainy Seasons: June to November (rainy season) Getting There: Air: Airlines from Europe serving...

Guinea Travel Facts

Natural Features: Guinea can be divided into 4 topographical regions: the Lower Guinea which comprises the coast and coastal plain, the northwestern Fouta Djalon hill region which rises sharply from the coastal region, the forests region, an isolated forested highland in the southwest forms Mt Nimba the country's highest peak and the northern dry...

Gambia Travel Facts

Natural Features: Flood plain of the Gambia River flanked by some low hills. Rainy Seasons: July and August (rainy season) Travel Highlights: The Gambia is gaining a reputation as an ornithologist's paradise. The Abuko Nature Reserve that lies between Banjul and Yundum airport has over 200 bird species including the largest and smallest...