African Countries by Lonely Planet Description

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xxxx's decade-long civil war garnered regular headlines thanks to atrocities committed by rebel soldiers, many of them not yet in their teens. But oh, how things have changed
blighted by a generation of ethnic conflict, xxxx may at long last be able to put its dark past to rest. A tiny nation of soaring mountains and languid lakeside communities...
xxxx sure packs a lot in: mountains and deserts, colourful tribal culture, beaches and coral reefs, and some of Africa’s best wildlife attractions
xxxx is an exotic gateway to Africa; its mountains, desert and coast are populated by Berbers and nomads, and its ancient medina lanes lead to souqs and riads
Once a popular holiday destination on a par with its neighbours, xxxx's tourist industry all but disappeared when bitter civil war broke out in 1992
With the difficulties of getting a visa and the shakedown you receive as you enter this tiny tropical former colony, you might think that xxxx would rather just not have you
Because you’ll have this Portuguese-Creole flavoured tropical paradise almost to yourself (20 tourists a week venture here), you can sip some of the world’s best coffee...
After achieving democratic rule in 1966, the world’s richest diamond-bearing formations were discovered. Today, the country enjoys a high standard of economic stability
xxxx has been a horror show for over a decade.The law of the gun,kidnapping of aid workers, fighting among rivals and humanitarian crises have created a post-apocalyptic feel
a country of charm, political intrigue and magnificent wilderness awaits. Oh, and xxxx’s got one of the world’s best climates…even the worst government can’t destroy that
The very fact that xxxx remains such a blank spot on the map is the thing that is likely to attract the first intrepid visitors here. And intrepid they will have to be...
Every country in the world displays some diversity, but xxxx, stretching from the hippos in the Limpopo to the penguins waddling on the beaches, takes some beating.
One of the most culturally diverse countries on the continent, its people include ancient tribal kingdoms, Muslim pastoralists and forest-dwelling pygmies
Home to the Mediterranean’s richest store of Roman and Greek cities, each of which is overlaid by remnants of Byzantine splendour, it’s a place where history comes alive
...from the brazen political folly of King Leopold to the hideously corrupt kleptocracy of a maverick leader, and the blood-stained battlegrounds of Africa’s first ‘world war..
Wade through incense into a medieval world hewn from stone and watch the line between past and present blur while taking part in Christian ceremonies unchanged in 1000 years
...the continent’s most important film festival, , wildlife safaris in the south, the enjoyable and gloriously named capital...xxxx is an experience you’ll never forget
xxxx is Africa condensed. Home to the highest mountain range in Africa, the source of the mighty Nile, the highest concentration of primates, the best white-water rafting...
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After almost two decades of war, xxxx seems at last to have found some breathing room. With Africa’s first woman president at the helm, peace, while still fragile, is holding
One of Africa's youngest, xxxx is a photographer’s dream – it boasts wild seascapes, lonely deserts, stunning wildlife, colonial cities and nearly unlimited elbow room
To visit xxxx is to understand the strange, bittersweet amalgam of West African rhythms and mournful Portuguese melodies that shape the haunting mornos of Cesaria Evora
You’re planning a trip to xxxx? Lucky you! Mother Nature was very generous here: exquisite ribbons of white sand lapped by topaz waters and backed by big glacis boulders
xxxx’s really big draw? The remarkable Arquipélago dos Bijagós. These delta islands are lined with powdery, white-sand beaches, washed by azure waters
Within the space of a few hours, you can go from lazing on idyllic beaches to exploring moss-covered ruins of ancient Swahili city-states, to climbing mist-covered slopes...
xxxx has an image problem. Mention xxxx to the person on the street and they’re likely to come up with a litany of woe: corruption, ethnic violence and email scams.
With a balmy, sand-fringed coast, scented with jasmine and sea breezes, where the fish is always fresh, xxxx is prime territory for a straightforward sun-sand-and-sea holiday
The Route d’Esclaves was the last walk on African soil for slaves bound for Brazil. Museums in xxxx’s lagoon-side capital examine the resultant Afro-Brazilian culture
Rich in Swahili culture, and devoutly Muslim, the charming people of xxxx come from a legendary stock of Arab traders, Persian sultans, African slaves and Portuguese pirates
The pyramids and other ancient sites littering the northern deserts may pale compared to the best Egypt can offer,but you can experience these without another person in sight
xxxx is called Southern Africa’s ‘kingdom in the sky’ for good reason. This stunningly beautiful, mountainous country is a fascinating travel detour from its larger neighbour
Who knew that xxxx boasts the most shining colonial architecture in Africa? Like a set from an early Italian movie, with vintage coffee machines and outstanding Art-Deco
xxxx is shaping up to be Africa’s next best ecotourism destination, thanks to the president’s designation of a whopping 10% of the country’s land as national parks
Pharaonic nations, ancient Greeks, Romans, Christians and Arab dynasties have all played their part in fashioning xxxx’s embarrassment of architectural wealth
While its larger, more powerful neighbours are embroiled in a never-ending border dispute, eerily lunar xxxx stands out as a haven of stability and neutrality
Lemurs, baobabs, rainforest, beaches, desert, trekking and diving: xxxx is a dream destination for nature lovers, and half the fun is getting to these incredible attractions
Wild coast meets Saharan dunes, xxxx is also of strong historical interest, with a sprinkle of World Heritage–listed caravan towns, all testifying to ancient civilisations

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