There are 54 independent countries in Africa with over one billion inhabitants. We created a list of African countries and capitals in alphabetical order. We also included the number of inhabitants and the area in km² and square miles of all African countries.
Best Things to do in Maputo Mozambique
Maputo is the capital, largest city and the beating heart of Mozambique, a country in Southern Africa. Since independence from Portugal in 1975, the country underwent a communist rule and a brutal and long civil war. Now, over 25 years after the end of the war, Maputo is a vibrant and safe city. This post […]
List of West African Countries and Capitals
There are 16 countries in West Africa with a total population of over 360 million. For a complete overview, we compiled a list of West African countries and capitals. The list also shows the currencies and presidents of the sixteen West African nations.
A Visit to the Lake Village of Ganvie, Benin
Imagine living a life on water. Surrounded by nothing but water. A place where you can’t just walk out the door or run over to your neighbors. That is what life is like in Ganvie, the lake village in Benin, West Africa. The village of over 20,000 inhabitants consists almost entirely of houses built on […]
Safest Countries in Africa – A Complete Overview
The African continent is the second largest on our planet and is home to 1.2 billion people and 54 independent countries. But with so many troubling news about safety in Africa in the headlines every day, many people are afraid of ever visiting this beautiful and fascinating continent. But which are the safest countries in […]
Things to know before visiting Shai Hills Resource Reserve Ghana
Shai Hills Resource Reserve is a wildlife reserve about an hour from Accra, the capital city of Ghana. The reserve is home to 31 species of mammals and over 150 bird species. Among those are kob antelopes, baboons, zebras (which are not native to Ghana) and an ostrich. The proximity to Accra and the possibility […]
Two Days in Tunis – An Itinerary to Explore the capital of Tunisia
I didn’t have any high expectations before visiting Tunis for two days last summer. Before deciding to travel there, I haven’t heard much about it as a tourist destination. I’ve met many people who have been to the famous package holiday areas of Djerba, Sousse and Hammamet in the south of Tunisia but nobody who […]