Africa's biodiversity, which ranges from the Sahara desert to tropical jungle, from snow-capped volcanic Mount Kilimanjaro to the beaches of East and West Africa, may be its greatest asset.
There is the excitement of stalking big game in the African bush, the thrill of whitewater rafting through the gorges below Victoria Falls, and the awe of seeing the Egyptian pyramids at sunrise. Ecotourism provides leisure complexes that take advantage of game parks, golf courses, beaches and beautiful scenery. Adrenalin junkies can raft the rapids on some of the world's biggest rivers, plunge from the highest bungee jump, or climb a snow-capped volcanic peak on the equator.
For the less adventurous, there are beaches along most of Africa's coastline, fabulous African golf courses, and places to sip a cocktail while watching the red African sun set over a waterhole as elephants come down to drink. Then there are those familiar African tourist attractions such as Egypt's Pyramids in the North, Cape Town's Table Mountain in the South, the mysterious markets of Timbuktu and Marrakesh in the West, and the coral reefs of Zanzibar and Nosey Be in the East.