Travel to a new land. africa?

i want to travel to africa. where are good place to go. i don't want to go where its touristy. i want to get to know the people and animals. what about living in africa. what do i need to get use to and what do i need? any other information? please and thank you.
Update: i know africa isn't a country. i know its a continent. i read books but i want personal expriences from other travelers. i don't want to stay in one place in a year. i want to explore.
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