Africa is known for its many magnificent animal species, and many people come to Africa for the very purpose of catching a glimpse of these amazing animals in their native habitat.
- There are over 3,000 protected areas in Africa, including 198 Marine Protected Areas, 50 Biosphere Reserves, and 129 UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
- The South African Rovos Rail is considered the most luxurious train in the world.
- Africa has the second-largest population in the world, at about one billion people. The total African population is approximately 14.72% of the world’s population (as recorded in 2009).
- Africa is the world’s poorest and most underdeveloped continent with a continental GDP that accounts for just 2.4% of global GDP.