Presentation on theme: "Uniquely Africa. Climate & Vegetation The Sahel."— Presentation transcript:
Climate & Vegetation
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)