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African Wonders of the World

Natural Wonders of Africa

 

Visit the 146 natural wonders of Africa, from the White Desert in Egypt, to the Blue Niles Falls in Ethiopia and over to the Hogsback in South Africa. There are many canyons, lakes, valleys and falls throught the African landscape that are true natural wonders of the earth.

 

White Desert, Egypt [1]

A main geographic attraction of Farafra is its White Desert (known as Sahara el Beyda, with the word sahara meaning a desert).

 

 

Viewed from above, Africa's reach is remarkable. The sands of the Sahara Desert blanket the north, interrupted only by the blue seam of the Nile. Rising in Africa's east, the Great Rift Valley scars the land. Western shores are frayed by the haunted shipwrecks of Skeleton Coast; and to the south, savannas host a safari of animals.

 

Rainbow in the Kalahari [2]

This was a full rainbow seen in the Kalahari desert. Don't usually get to see a full rainbow here in the city so it was worth a snap.

Africa's central axis, the Congo Basin, is a network of swamps and emerald forests.

Interactive map of Africa

New descriptions are added regularly. Last addition 1/16/2010

South Africa Islands
• Kruger--Baobabwe, Limpopo / Mpumalanga, South Africa
• Modjadji, South Africa
• Nysvley, Limpopo, South Africa
• Kruger--The River Lines, Limpopo / Mpumalanga, South Africa
• Kruger--Mopane Veld, Limpop / Mpumalanga, South Africa
• Kruger-- Southern Hilly Country, Mpumalanga, South Africa
• Kadishi Tufa Falls, Mpumalanga, South Africa
Tswaing Crater--Pretoria Salt Pan, Gauteng, South Africa
• Pilanesberg, Northwest Province, South Africa
Blyde River Canyon, Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa
• Bourke's Luck Potholes, Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa
Kosi Bay, Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa
iSimangaliso (Greater St. Lucia) Wetland Park, Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa
• Giants Castle, Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa
Oribi Gorge, Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa
• Hluhluwe-Umfolozi, Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa
The Drakensburg, Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa
• Mont-Aux-Sources, Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa
• Golden Gate, Free State, South Africa
• The Richtersveld, Northern Cape, South Africa
Augrabies Falls, Northern Cape, South Africa
• Namaqualand, Northern Cape, South Africa
• Kgalagadi, Transfrontier Park, South Africa / Botswana
• Witsand, Northern Cape, South Africa
• Sociable Weaver, Northern Cape, South Africa
• Lowveld Fever Trees, South Africa / Zimbabwe
• Baviaanskloof, Eastern Cape, South Africa
• Valley of Desolation, Eastern Cape, South Africa
• The Compassberg, Eastern Cape, South Africa
• Hogsback, Eastern Cape, South Africa
• Addo, Eastern Cape, South Africa
• Hole in the Wall, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Cape Point, Eastern Cape, South Africa
• Cape Hangklip, Eastern Cape, South Africa
• Cape Agulhas, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Table Mountain, Western Cape, South Africa
• Cedarberg Range, Western Cape, South Africa
• Langebaan Lagoon, Western Cape, South Africa
• The Hex River, Western Cape, South Africa
• The Swartberg, Western Cape, South Africa
• Gamkasloof--The Hell, Western Cape, South Africa
Cango Caves, Western Cape, South Africa
• Great Karoo, Western Cape, South Africa
• Plettenberg Bay, Western Cape, South Africa
• Tsitsikamma Coast, Western Cape, South Africa
Ascension Island, Mid-Atlantic Ridge
Pico De Fogo, Cape Verde Islands
Pico De Teide, Tenerife, Canary Islands
Los Roques De Garcia, Tenerife, Canary Islands
Lunar Landscape, Tenerife, Canary Islands
Los Organos, La Gomera, Canary Islands
Arico Gorge, Tenerife, Canary Islands
Alegranza, Canary Islands
Sahara
• The Sahara
Algeria
• Tassili N' Ajjer, Illizi, Algeria
• Hoggar Mountains, Tamanghasset, Algeria
• Ouled Said oasis, Adrar, Algeria
Madiera
Cabo Girao, Madiera
Caldeirao Verde, Madeira
Morocco
• Dades Gorge, Ouarzazate, Morocco
Egypt
Great Rift Valley of Arabia & Africa, Arabia / Africa
• Taba Wildlife Reserve, Janub Sina, Egypt
• Siwa, Matruh, Egypt
• Sannur Cave, Beni-Sueff, Egypt
• White Desert, Al Wadi Al Jadid, Egypt
Mali
• Inner Niger Delta, Mopti / Segou / Tombouctou, Mali
Chad
• Emi Koussi, Bourkou-Ennedi-Tibesti, Chad
• Ennedi Gorge, Bourkou-Ennedi-Tibesti, Chad
Lake Chad, Cameroon / Nigeria / Niger / Chad
Niger
• Tenere Desert, Agadez, Niger
Sudan
• Sudd Swamps, Bahr Al Jabal, Sudan
Ethiopia
• Erta Ale, Tigray, Ethiopia
• Lake Tana, Amahara, Ethiopia
• Blue Nile Falls, Amhara, Ethiopia
• Lake Karum, Danakil, Ethiopia
Djibouti
• Lake Assal, Tadjoura, Djibouti
 

 

Africa is the world's second-largest and second most-populous continent, after Asia. At about 30.2 million km² (11.7 million sq mi) including adjacent islands, it covers 6% of the Earth's total surface area and 20.4% of the total land area. With a billion people (as of 2009, see table) in 61 territories, it accounts for about 14.8% of the World's human population. The continent is surrounded by the Mediterranean Sea to the north, the Suez Canal and the Red Sea to the northeast, the Indian Ocean to the southeast, and the Atlantic Ocean to the west. Not counting the disputed territory of Western Sahara, there are 53 countries, including Madagascar and various island groups, associated with the continent.[3]

 

Liberia Ghana

Mount Nimba, Guinea / Ivory Coast / Liberia

 

 

• Kintampo Falls, Brong-Ahafo, Ghana
Camaroon
• Mount Cameroon, Sud-Ouest Province, Cameroon
Kenya Congo

• Lake Turkana, Rift Valley, Kenya
• Lake Baringo, Rift Valley, Kenya
• Lake Magadi, Rift Valley, Kenya
• Thompson's Falls, Rift Valley, Kenya
• Mount Elgon's Elephant Caves, Rift Valley, Kenya / Mbale, Uganda
• Lake Bogoria, Rift Valley, Kenya / Tanzania
• Lava Tubes, Eastern Province, Kenya
• Mara River Crossing, Rift Valley, Kenya

 

• Virunga mountains, Uganda / Rwanda / Congo
• Congo River, Katanga, Democratic Republic of the Congo
• Mambilima Falls--Luapula River, Zambia / Democratic Republic of the Congo

 

 

 

 

Tanzania Uganda
• Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro, Tanzania
• Ol Doinyo Lengai, Arusha, Tanzania
• Lake Natron, Arusha, Tanzania
• Ngorongoro Crater, Arusha, Tanzania
• Serengeti, Mara / Arusha / Shinyanga, Tanzania
• Usambara Mountains, Tanga, Tanzania

• Murchison Falls, Gulu / Masindi, Uganda

 

 

Zambia Rwanda
• Luangwa Valley, Eastern Province / Northern Province, Zambia
• Kafue Flats, Southern province, Zambia
• Lake Kivu, Congo / Rwanda
Zimbabwe Namibia
• Victoria Falls, Zambia / Zimbabwe
• Bazaruto Archipleago National park
• Mana Pools National Park, Mashonaland West, Zimbabwe
• Eastern Highlands, Manicaland, Zimbabwe
• Brachystegia Woodlands, Manicaland / Midlands Province / Matabeleland, Zimbabwe
• Save Valley, Manicaland, Zimbabwe
• Tamboharta Pan, Manicaland / Masvingo, Zimbabwe
• Chilojo Cliffs, Masvingo, Zimbabwe
• Exfoliated Domes, Matabeleland South / Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
• Balancing Rocks, Matabeleland South / Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
• Matabo Hills, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe

• Etosha Pan, Omusati / Oshana, Namibia
• Cape Cross Seal Reserve, Kunene, Namibia
• Skeleton Coast, Kunene, Namibia
• Namib Desert, Namibia
• Bull's Party Rocks, Erongo, Namibia
• Moon Valley, Erongo, Namibia
• Brandberg, Erongo, Namibia
• Spitzkoppe, Otjozondjupa, Namibia
• Naukluft Natural Reservoirs, Hardap, Namibia
• Sossusvlei & Sesriem Canyon, Hardap, Namibia
• The Fish River Canyon, Hardap, Namibia

 

Botswana Swaziland
• Kalahari Desert
• Tsodilo Hills, Ngamiland, Botswana
• Makgadikgadi Pans, Central District, Botswana
• Deception Valley, Ghanzi, Botswana

• Sibebe, Swaziland

 

   
   
   

 

 
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References
 
1. Flickr-White Desert, Egypt-Creative Commons Attribution License-retrieved 7/08/2009
2. Flickr-Rainbow in the Kalahari-Creative Commons Attribution License-retrieved 7/08/2009
3.Wikipedia-Africa-Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License-retrieved 7/08/2009
 
 
 
 
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