ATMS East Africa Geography

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Great Rift Valley

a deep gash in Earth's crust that runs through the floor of the Red Sea and across eastern Africa

Mount Kenya

the highest mountain in Kenya and the second highest in Africa, after Kilimanjaro. The highest peaks of the mountain are Batian (5,199 metres (17,057 ft)), Nelion (5,188 metres (17,021 ft)) and Point Lenana (4,985 metres (16,355 ft)).

Mount. Kilimanjaro

the highest peak in Africa

Lake Victoria

the largest lake in Africa and the 2nd largest fresh water lake in the world

Blue Nile

1450 km long, originating at Lake Tana in Ethiopia and is one of the branches of the Nile River

White Nile

The branch of the Nile River that originates in lake victoria

Serengeti Plain

an area of East Africa, containing some of the best grasslands in the world and many grazing animals

Ethiopian Highlands

rugged mountainous region that covers parts of Ethiopia, Eritrea, and Somalia

Horn of Africa

a peninsula of northeastern Africa (the easternmost part of Africa) comprising Somalia and Djibouti and Eritrea and parts of Ethiopia

Indian Ocean

the 3rd largest ocean

Lake Tanganikya

One of two lakes that lies against the Western Rift of Eastern Africa

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