African Experiences

Visit the lush, breathtaking sites on the African plains!


The Sahara Desert is the world's largest desert, spanning 3,500,000 miles, extending from the Atlantic Ocean to the Red Sea. The desert plains consist of stone deserts and dunes, and encapsulates one of the world's harshest climates, with unforgiving gusts of wind and unbearable sunlight. Every once in awhile, though, you might run across a rich, luxuriant oasis filled with tasty fruits and fresh desert spring water.


Madagascar is a 2005 animated film directed by Tom McGrath and Eric Darnell. Separated by the East African coast and the Mozambique channel, Madagascar consists of a lowland coastal strip filled with forests and lagoons. The island is no short of diversity. It is filled with all kinds of weird wildlife, including hundreds of species of birds, fish, and mammals. Madagascar is the fourth largest island in the world.


The Nile River, located in northwest Africa, is one of the longest rivers in the world, flowing into the delta in the Mediterranean Sea. The river winds through several countries including Sudan, Uganda, and most iconically, through Egypt. The Nile supports much of the agriculture in dense populated areas of Egypt and is 20% of Sudan's crops. The river has changed location and size over millions of years.


Lake Victoria, one of the "Great African Lakes", and in fact Africa's largest lake, is a freshwater body of water with a wealth of fish. With 50 miles of shoreline, the great lake supplements several million people. Victoria falls fills a depression in the lower plateau amidst Lake Victoria, one of the most densely populated locations in the area.