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1 Uniquely Africa


3 Climate & Vegetation

4 The Sahel

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

6 Victoria Falls  Largest waterfall in the world  considered to be among the Seven Natural Wonders of the World.

7 Great Rift Valley  Extends throughout East Africa  Created by Techtonic Movement

8 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

9 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.

10 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

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

12 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

13 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

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

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