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North Africa is the Northern part of the African continent.
Countries of North Africa
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The second-largest country in Africa.
|| Egypt (Cairo, Alexandria)|
Home of the ancient Egyptian civilization, with its temples, hieroglyphs, mummies.
|| Libya (Tripoli)|
Large open spaces with more than 90% of the country being desert or semidesert.
|| Morocco (Rabat)|
Situated on both the North Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea.
|| Tunisia (Tunis)|
Located in the very centre of Mediterranean Africa
|| Western Sahara |
Governance is in dispute between Morocco and Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR), but the majority of the region is occupied by Morocco.
Drugs are another favourite of scam artists. In cities around the Rif Mountains, especially Tetouan and Chefchaouen, you will almost certainly be offered kif (dope). Some dealers will sell you the dope, then turn you in to the police for a cut of the baksheesh you pay to bribe your way out, while others will get you stoned before selling you lawn clippings in plasticine.
There are some ferries from Italy, notably Sicily and also the Canary Islands.
See Ferries in the Mediterranean.
Avoid drinking untreated ground water.