Africa & Middle East

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After 4.5 years Africa we could have travelled another 4 years in Africa and still not have visited all the places we would have liked to have visited. Africa is an amazing continent that is so different than any of the other 6 continents. Africa is so rich in culture, wildlife and history. Many overlanders will say once you have been to Africa you will return. Africa is the second largest continent in the world and covers just over 20% of the world surface. The major attraction for us were wildlife and the many different cultures and religions. We made it to the most southern Point of Africa Cape Agulhas but unfortunately never to the most Northern Point in Tunesia Ras Ben Sakka. From North to south it is around 8000KM and from East to West around 7500KM. Roughly half way runs the Equator. Africa has a diverse climate range from Tropical to Subarctic, the north mainly desert and arid, central mainly savanna, dense rainforest. Africa boast the largest range of free roaming animals in the world, including Lions-Cheetahs-Buffalo-Camels-Giraffes and Buffalo’s.


The Middle East is a region located primarily in western Asia. In the early days it was also called the Near East. It is a little confusing but I see it as follows. The western Border of the Middle East is Lebanon, Israel, Jordan Saudi Arabia covering all countries in between till Iran? Right or wrong I am not sure. In our case we travelled Saudi Arabia-Jordan-Syria and have made numerous stopovers in Dubai flying home to Australia.