Physical Features of Africa, Physical Features of Africa OFFICIAL
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An area of lush grassland that is found in several areas of Africa.
The deepest lake in Africa.
Tropical Wet Climate
A hot climate with rain all year long.
Marine West Coast Climate
A climate with warm summers, cool winters, and rainfall year round.
Great Rift Valley
The eastern region formed by earthquakes, where most of Africa's lakes are located.
The Congo River
An African river found mostly south of the Equator, that is almost completely surrounded by rainforest.
The process of fertile land becoming arid and unusable, due to the overuse of the land by humans and animals.
Africa's area of Semi-arid land, south of the Sahara.
A mountain ridge that separates the Sahara from the Mediterranean Sea.
The longest river in the world. Located in Eastern Africa.
This body of water separates Egypt from Saudi Arabia.
A desert located in the southern region of Africa, near the Atlantic Ocean.
A river that flows through central Africa's tropical rainforest.
The largest freshwater lake in Africa.
Tropical Wet and Dry Climate
A hot climate with rainy and dry seasons throughout the year.
Largest hot desert in the world-found in northern part of Africa
Mountain found in northwest part of Africa
This physical feature borders the Sahara Desert to the south. As drought continues in this region is undergoing desertification.
Longest river in the world begins in Lake Victoria and empties into the Mediterranean Sea in the north.
The shrinking lake found in the Sahel
Large island located off the southeast coast of Africa's mainland.
Desert found in the southern part of Africa
•This River is the fourth longest river in Africa. There are several dams along the river that provide hydroelectric power. It flows through many countries in the southeastern part of Africa.
This rugged mass of mountains is situated in the Horn region in Northeast Africa
Name of Human channel connecting two seas found in Egypt.
Name of a grassland that is an animal reserve and home to the Masai people, situated between Tanzania and Kenya.
The only inland delta found in Botswana.
What waterway connects the Mediterranean Sea to the Atlantic Ocean.
Strait of Gibraltar
What is the deepest lake in Africa.
What is the largest lake in Africa.
What is the highest point in Africa.
What is the most famous cape in South Africa.
Cape of good hope
What mountain range lies in the Northwest.
What mountain range lies in the Southeast.
When inland highlands drop down to a coastal plain (like in South America) what is it called?
The lines running through Africa are: (hint: there are 4)
The Equator, the Tropic of Cancer, the Tropic of Capricorn and the Prime Meridian
Great Rift Valley.
A 3,700 mile trench, that runs along Eastern Africa, and is a crack in the Earth's surface, that widens over time, and contains hills, lakes, and rivers.
A dormant volcanic mountain in Tanzania, once covered with a thick glacier that has been reduced 80% because of global warming.
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