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Uniquely Africa. Climate & Vegetation. The Sahel. Mount Kilimanjaro. Africa’s most recognized feature Tallest mountain in Africa Famous snow cap is disappearing (Will be gone in a few years). Victoria Falls. Largest waterfall in the world

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Mount Kilimanjaro

  • Africa’s most recognized feature
  • Tallest mountain in Africa
  • Famous snow cap is disappearing (Will be gone in a few years)

Victoria Falls

  • Largest waterfall in the world
  • considered to be among the Seven Natural Wonders of the World.

Great Rift Valley

  • Extends throughout East Africa
  • Created by Techtonic Movement

Serengeti Plains

  • hosts the largest mammal migration in the world
  • contains several national parks and game reserves
  • diverse species due to diverse habitats ranging from riverine forests, swamps, grasslands and woodlands

Namib & Kalahari Deserts

  • Namib considered to be the oldest desert in the world.
  • Namib-Naukluft National Park, the largest game reserve in Africa
  • Large arid to semi-arid area that supports more animals and plants than a true desert.

Lake Victoria

  • Africa’s largest lake by area
  • largest tropical lake in the world
  • world's second largest freshwater lake by surface area
  • Africa's largest inland fishery

Ethiopian Highlands

  • A rugged mass of mountains in Ethiopia
  • Sometimes called the “Roof of Africa”
  • Contain grasslands, woodlands and desert areas

Niger River

  • Principal river of western Africa
  • Floods yearly
  • Flows into the Niger River Delta
  • Used for irrigation and electricity
  • Navigable only part of the year

Congo River

  • Deepest river in the world (measured depths of 750 ft+)
  • Navigable only in section (not navigable from the sea)
  • Three major waterfalls
  • Potential source of hydroelectric power

Drakensberg Mountains

  • Highest mountain range in Southern Africa
  • Caves are frequent (many have ancient cave paintings)
  • Contain world's second- highest waterfall (Tugela Falls)