African Adventure Travel
Africa is the world’s second largest continent, behind Asia, covering six percent of the Earth’s total surface and 20 percent of the Earth’s total land mass. Africa is also the second most populated continent containing about 15 percent of the world’s human population.
The climate of Africa ranges from to subarctic, on the highest mountain peaks, to tropical in the jungles around the equator. The central and southern areas of Africa contain mainly savanna plains or very dense jungles. However, the northern region, which comprises nearly 60 percent of Africa, is primarily arid or desert making Africa perhaps the hottest continent on Earth. There are places in northern Africa that rival Death Valley for the title of hottest spot on the planet.
Africa boasts the most dense, wild animal populations and the largest number of megafauna species on the land. It is also home to a variety of jungle animals including tropical birds, snakes and primates. Africa is home to such well-known animals as the African lion, the brown hyena, the African leopard, the cheetah, the cape buffalo, African elephant, the zebra, the giraffe, the hippopotamus, the black and white rhinoceros, African wild dog, the gorilla and the chimpanzee.
Africa is considered by most paleoanthropologists to be the birth place of the human species with evidence of human life dating back nearly 7 million years in Africa.
With over 200 national parks on the African continent, the adventure traveler who wants to see wildlife must surely visit at least one national park while in Africa. Some of the most popular African national parks are as follows:
1.) Serengeti National Park – Tanzania
2.) Amboseli National Park – Kenya
3.) Kruger National Park – South Africa
4.) Etosha National Park – Namibia
5.) Chobe National Park – Botswana