Explore Africa's Physical Features

By: Sami Villasana

Nile River

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The Nile River is the longest river in the world. It stretches 4,160 miles across Africa. It passes through parts of many countries such as, Egypt, Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, and Zaire. The Nile River provides 20% of the water that is needed to grow crops.

If you want to visit the Nile River you can...

Go on a Felucca ride on the Nile river in Luxor at sunset

You can go river rafting on the Nile river

Go bungee jumping into the Nile river

Atlas Mountains

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The Atlas Mountains are a natural barrier that separates the Mediterranean Basin from the Sahara Desert. This mountain range runs 1,500 miles along Southwest Morocco through Algeria until North Tunisia.

If you want to visit the Atlas Mountains you can...

Go...

Hiking,

Mountain Biking,

Bird Watching,

and Horse Riding.

Great Rift Valley

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The Great Rift Valley is a large split throughout Africa. It's lowest point is about 1,300 feet below sea level and it's highest point is about 6,000 feet above sea level. The wind has pretty much rounded everything out, but there are still some cliffs that rise thousands of feet up in the air!

If you want to visit the Great Rift Valley you can...

Visit the Masai Mara National Reserve

Go to the Observation Hill

Eyes on Africa Safaris Day Tours

Mediterranean Sea

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The Mediterranean sea is an inland sea. In fact it is the largest inland sea in the world! This sea covers around 965,000 square miles. The deepest point in this sea is called Calypso Deep it has a depth of 17,280 feet below sea level.

If you want to visit the Mediterranean sea you can...

Go Scuba diving in Malta

Mediterranean sea cruises

Ship wreck and reef diving

Go fishing