Amazing Africa: Check it out!

Four Places That Might be Right For Your Trip

Madagascar: The Island!

Check it out! Madagascar is an island off the coast of Africa. It happens to be the fourth largest island in the world. The Mozambique Channel separates Madagascar and Africa. Madagascar's economy runs mostly off of agriculture, so if you're that kind of person, this is the place. This island has lagoons, a few forests (though most of them have been cut down), and a highland plateau. There are also beaches (after all, it's an island!).

The Nile River: Boat Ride Anyone?

Check it out! This river is the longest in the world. It's around 4,160 miles long. You can see it in Egypt, Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Zaire, and Burundi. This river supplies water (duh!) for farming, allowing crops to grow. This helps with the economy in a lot of countries. This river is also used to create hydroelectric power.

Sahara Desert: It's Huge!!!

Check it out! It's about 3,500,000 square miles! That makes it the largest desert in the world. If you go, you'll be able to see a few (or a lot of) sand dunes. The desert is about 15% sand dunes, 70% rock, and the rest includes mountains, oases, and transition zones. But, it's a desert, so you'll have to deal with things like wind, little water, high temperatures, and sparse vegetation. If you're a person that loves extremes, check this place out!

Great Rift Valley: From High to Low

Check it out! This valley can have a high elevation of 6,000 feet above sea level to a low elevation of 1,300 feet below sea level. Don't worry about slipping on uneven ground, because this place is mostly level thanks to erosion. This place has occasional cliffs (you're not gonna fall off!), and it's a geological fault system. That means that two plates pulled apart, creating a valley. This valley goes from northern Syria to central Mozambique.

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