The 54 diverse African countries truly touch the intriguing and inspiring soul. Whether you are a first-timer wide-eyed visitor or a frequent visitor, Africa will surely get under your skin. There is so much more to Africa than nature, tribal customs and wildlife. The Old Africa consists of a world that never might have happened; whereas, the recent Africa displays the growth of a modern world that has birthed upon pain and ashes. Though the continent is prone to the bold and the beautiful, if you travel to Africa with an open mind, it's easy to see how amazing this massive continent can be.