Hi Jeremie Nicholas,
I celebrate your interest in Africa. It’s a really refreshing thing for me to hear.
You don’t have to travel to Africa to make friends with Africans. I am sure there are events around you where Africans come together. You can start there. Relate with people and then you can get to know their relatives and close friends who live in Africa or know Africa very well.
Nobody really knows all 54 countries in Africa well. Everyone you meet will probably know one or two. That’s what you need. You just need an in-depth knowledge of one or two and focus on that.