Africa, the second largest continent in the world, is composed of 54 countries. For the adventurous and avid traveler, Africa presents a world of exciting destinations from the pyramids of Egypt to Cape Town in South Africa. There is no other continent that provides travelers with a variety of culture and visual imagery that stirs the imagination more than Africa.

Africa covers a surface area of 30 million square kilometers, which represents 20% of the earth's total land area. The continent is bordered by the Mediterranean Sea to the north, the Red Sea and Suez Canal to the northeast, the Atlantic Ocean to the west, and the Indian Ocean to the southeast. The continent's biggest country is Sudan and the smallest is Seychelles, an archipelago on the east coast of mainland Africa. Meanwhile, the tallest point in Africa is Mount Kilimanjaro at 19,340 feet above sea level, and the lowest point is Djibouti's Lake Assal at 515 feet below sea level.

Africa's diverse and colorful culture is incredibly fascinating to learn and discover. Each African country has its own mix of tribes, languages, and customs.

Most of Africa's traditions are centered on music, oral literature, and art depicting typical religious and social activities. Indigenous music and dance are maintained through oral traditions in most countries in Africa. However, due to colonization, the music and dance styles of North and South Africa are different. Traces of Arab influences mark North Africa's, while Western influences are evident in South Africa's dance and music.

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