Part of the "Continents of the World" series. Africa is the world's second largest continent, and much of its land is located right on the equator, the middle belt of Earth. As a result, much of Africa maintains a warm climate. Many people believe that Africa is just one big jungle, but areas of jungle and forest are found mostly along the equator. Explores Africa's mountains, deserts, savannahs, jungles, and animals.