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Physical Features of Africa

a data set by bcheek13
created November 19, 2016
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FAMILY TREE
Geographic FeatureMapLocation DescriptionImportant Facts
SaharaDesert covering most of Northern AfricaWorld's largest hot desert
SahelSemi-Arid transition zone south of the Sahara and north of the equator.It becomes more of a desert each year due to desertification
savannaGrasslands that surrounds the tropical rainforest.Picture of Africa that you see in the movies, rolling grassland, and scattered trees and shrubs. Home of the Serengeti.
tropical rainforestDense forest located in central AfricaThreatened by deforestation because of logging, road building, and poor farming practices
Congo RiverRiver that flows through the rainforest in AfricaSecond largest river in Africa, fifth longest river in the world
Nile RiverLong river in Northern AfricaLongest river in the world
Niger RiverMain river in western AfricaFive west African nations depend on it for their water.
Atlas MountainsLocated in Morocco, Northern Algeria, and TunisiaMountains in northern Africa
Kalahari DesertCoverning much of Botswana and parts of Namibia, and South AfricaLarge, arid area in southern Africa
Lake TanganyikaCentral African lake between Tanzania and CongoLongest lake as well as the second-deepest lake in the world.
Lake VictoriaKenya, Tanzania, and UgandaReservoir for the Nile and largest lake in Africa. Second largest freshwater lake in the world.
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