— Ancient Africa —

The old heart of Gondwana. 

You can leave Africa but Africa won't leave you, is a well known African proverb that has proved to be true for Africans and non-Africans alike. Africa exerts an attraction that cannot be explained by logical reasoning. From the sweltering humid tropics to eroded volcanoes to the leached red earth of the savannah, it is a mysterious, complex and beautiful place on earth. As journalist Ryszard Kapuściński wrote in his book Ebony, Africa does not exist, it is a multitude of peoples, myths, landscapes, stories, traditions. So it is with Africa's geology and natural history.