There are 55 countries on or associated with the
continent of Africa. Map
Home to the largest mammals known
to man and an amazing abundance of wildlife.
Creature Feature: African
Creature World: Africa
Kingsley (1862-1900) The greatest of all women explorers.
Richard Francis Burton (1821-1890)
(1813-1873) Explored the interior
Speke (1827 - 1864)
Discovered Lake Victoria the
largest source of the Nile River.
(1877-1904) was an explorer who
lived and traveled extensively in North Africa.
Much of Africa has a tropical or desert climate. Africa has the largest tropical
area of any continent. The equator runs through the middle of Africa,
and about 90 % of the continent lies within the tropics.
Africa is a land of enormous mountains, tropical rainforests,
grassy savannas, three large deserts, and the world's longest river.
Africa is home to three deserts:
The Sahara, in the north, is
the largest desert in the world.
in southern Africa, is a cold rocky desert.
The Namib, in southwest
Africa, is one of the hottest, driest places on earth,
The most mountainous region in Africa is on the eastern coast in the
Great Rift Valley stretching from Mozambique to Israel. Mount
Kilimanjaro, the tallest mountain peak in Africa, is a volcano that
is no longer active. Kilimanjaro is located on the border of Kenya
and Tanzania near the equator, but is so high that its peak is always
covered with snow.
Rift Valley of East Africa is a 6,000-mile crack (fissure) in the
earth's crust, stretching from Jordan to Mozambique.
Many lakes have formed in the Great Rift Valley. Lake Victoria is the
largest lake in Africa and the second largest freshwater lake in the
world. Lake Victoria is a source of the Nile,
the world's longest river.
Rainforests in Africa today are limited to the Western coast and only
reach as far inland as eastern Zaire.
Congo Trek: A
Journey Through The Heart Of Central Africa
Follow acclaimed biologist and conservationist, Michael Fay, as he
journeys 1,200 miles through the Congo to chronicle life in the
North and south of the rainforest are savannas, areas with tall
grasses and scattered trees and bushes. The savanna is home to large
grazing animals: elephants, lions, tigers, giraffes, and zebras.
The Lion King
Games & Wallpaper
National Geographic Crittercam-African Adventure
The Quest Of The
Magic Calabash Treasure Hunt!
I have a secret map that will guide us through Africa and to untold riches.
Match the tracks of African animals
Thumb Piano Tunes
Africa Puzzle (map)
Read about Prince Sadaka and help him complete three tests.
Make a mask (rabbit, bird, antelope, hunter)
Africa coloring book (animals)
There are over 1000
languages in Africa.
National Geographic Africa
Screensaver for Windows and Macintosh.
Search a lifelike 360° image for animals and objects, then
click for videos and stories.
Crown of Africa:
Unlocking the Secrets of Kilimanjaro