Africa has a history older than anywhere else on earth and is believed by many to be the birthplace of mankind. In Tanzania at Oldupai Gorge and Sterkfontein in South Africa hominid remains have been found dating back around three and a half million years. In Ethiopia’s Awash Valley even older remains believed to date back five million years have been unearthed.
Egypt was home to one of the great ancient civilisations, from whom we have learnt much, including how to make paper, keep written records and many farming techniques. The pharaohs left behind monuments that paint a picture of a thriving empire including the Sphinx and Pyramids at Giza, the Valley of the Kings, and the temples at Luxor and Abu Simbel amongst many more.