Other parts of the world
Africa is a continent south of Europe.
During the summer holidays of 1994, Hermione Granger mentioned Africa as a possible hiding place for Sirius Black, noting "Hedwig's not going to manage that journey in a few days," when Harry Potter was eager for a response to a letter he sent to him.
Magical Creatures and Plants
- Abyssinia is a historical name for Ethiopia, and the home of the Abyssinian Shrivelfig
- The Tebo is native to Congo and Zaire.
- Mauritius is a small island to the east of Madagascar, famous to Muggles and wizards for being the home of the Diricawl, or Dodo, as Muggles called it.
- The Erumpent, Nundu, Fwooper, Runespoor and Streeler are all native to Africa.
Magical Games and Sports
- Ethiopia is a proud Quidditch-playing nation thanks to its team in Gimbi, the Gimbi Giant-Slayers, a Quidditch team that has won the All-Africa Cup twice.
- It has been known for Quidditch Referees to turn up in the Sahara Desert. (This is because Quidditch players turned their brooms into portkeys.)
- Sumbawanga is a city in Tanzania, and is the home of the Sumbawanga Sunrays, a popular Quidditch team known for its famous formation looping.
- Tchamba is a small city in centre of Togo, home to the Tchamba Charmers, the "masters of the reverse pass."
- Uganda is the premier Quidditch Playing nation in Africa, and its prominent team, the Patonga Proudsticks competed in the recent Quidditch World Cup.
- Burkina Faso is a small country in western Africa. It has its own Ministry of Magic, and the Runespoor is native to this country. Gilderoy Lockhart supposedly stopped a series of attacks in its capital Ouagadougou.
- Egypt is the earliest place where magic is recorded. It was integrated into society and wizards were held in esteem. Egyptian wizards put curses on Tombs, which Curse Breakers for Gringotts try to break. Ron Weasley's brother, Bill worked there as a Curse Breaker for Gringotts Bank before taking a desk job in London. The Weasley family visited him while he was there, and toured the Pyramids. Phoenixes and Sphinxes are native to Egypt. Hassan Mostafa, the referee for the final of the 1994 Quidditch World Cup, was from Egypt. That is also where Scabbers was photographed for a newspaper on that same tour, leading to Sirius Black's escape, and upon learning of the escape he begins to look ill.
Locations in Africa
- Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (Mentioned in the word African)
- Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Mentioned only)