If your desire to discover more of Africa represents a challenge because you do not know or obtain precise information about its geography, it is time to stop worrying about it and start reading this article.
Africa has eight main points of interest that stand out for their particular geography, find out:
-Victoria Falls. They are found in southern Africa along the Zambezi River and reach both sides of the Zambia-Zimbabwe border. They are considered one of the largest waterfalls in the world.
The Namib desert. It spans three southern African countries: Angola, Namibia and South Africa. Its name means “area where there is nothing”, despite the fact that the areas near the coast abound with succulent shrubs and vast expanses of rock formations.
-The Rift crack system. It extends through eastern Africa with a length of 6,500 kilometers and about 20 meters deep. It consists of a set of huge cracks that generate exceptional landscapes and that arise at the limit of tectonic plates. Due to the collision of the plates, smaller microplates have been generated that move with greater frequency and that increase the size of the cracks every year.
-Congo River. It stretches through the heart of Africa for 4,700 kilometers and is the second longest river on the continent after the Nile. The Congo River is home to a wide variety of endemic fish and aquatic mammals are rare, although crocodiles, semi-aquatic turtles and snakes can be found .
-The Sahara desert. It spans almost the entire North of Africa, from the Atlantic Ocean to the Red Sea, with an area of 8.6 million km2. It is made up of sand, rocky plateaus and steep mountains. In the rainy season you can see some oases that attract resident and migratory birds, jackals, lobsters, frogs, lizards and cobras.
-Lake Victoria. It extends through the countries of Tanzania, Uganda and part of Kenya, in East Africa, with an area of 70,000 km2. It is considered one of the largest freshwater lakes in the world. The lake has more than 3,200 kilometers of shoreline and contains several groups of islands.
-Ituri Forest. It extends through central Africa, especially in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, with an area of 63,000 km2. Its name comes from the Ituri River that runs through the forest. It is characterized by being dark and humid due to the tall trees of more than 50 meters in height and for being inhabited by the greatest diversity of primates.
-The Nile River. It extends from the north, in the Mediterranean Sea, to its southern headwaters in the Kagera River in the highlands of Burundi, with 6,650 kilometers. Lake Victoria is one of the main sources of the Nile, in addition to numerous other sources it has.