Awesome Africa

By Dylan Harmon

Sahel

Sahel is a place where people can live, but it is in a major drought. It is a semi arid region, stretching from Senegal to Ethiopia. It is a pasture with low growing grass, and tall trees. Animals such as camels, ox, cattle, and sheep, live off of thorn shrubs and acacia. It is a dry region for 8 months, and they get about 4-8 inches of rain per year.

Mount Kiliminjaro

Mount Kiliminjaro, located in northeast Tanzania, is the highest mountain in Africa. It's an extinct volcano, which rises in two peaks. Kibo, which is 19,340 feet, and Mawenzi, which is 17,564 feet. On Kiliminjaros southern slopes, coffee and plantains are grown.

The Nile River

The Nile River is 4,160 miles , starting in central Africa, and ending in a delta in the Mediterranean. It is the longest river in the world. It flows through Egypt, Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, and Zaire. The Nile is a very important part of agriculture and hydroelectric power.

Kalahari Desert

The Kalahari Desert is an arid plateau region, spanning three countries, and covers 100,000 square miles in Southern Africa. It is covered mostly by red sand, and it lies in between the Orange and Zambezi rivers, and is covered in dry lake beds. Throughout the rainy season, grass grows, and small-scale agriculture is possible.