Tour of africa

features sahel, madagascar, sahara desert, kalahari desert

Sahel

  • The sahel is the semiarid region between the sahara to the north and the savannas to the south.
  • The sahel forms a belt that separates the arid sahara from the tropical west.
  • At least 8 months of the year are dry and the rainfall averages 4 to 8 inches per year.
  • The sahel has natural pasture, with low growing grass and tall trees.
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Kalahari desert

  • The kalahari desert is an arid plateu region that spans three countries and covers 100,000 square miles in southern africa
  • The kalahari lies between the orange and zambezi rivers
  • Grass grows throughout the kalahari during the rainy season
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Sahara desert

  • The sahara desert is the worlds largest desert,comprising an area of 3,500,000 square miles
  • The sahara is bordered on the north by the atlas mountians and the mediterranean sea, and on the south by the sahel
  • regions of sand dunes cover 15 percent of the sahara
  • The sahara is one of the harshest climates in the world
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Madagascar

  • Madagascar is from the east africa coast by the mozambique channel
  • Madagascar is made up of a highland plateau, which is now largely defrosted
  • The economy of madagascar is overwhelmingly agricultural
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