Amazing physical features of Africa
Lake Victoria is the largest lake in Africa and the chief reservoir of the Nile River.It lies mainly in Tanzania and Uganda, it stretches between the Eastern and Western River Valley. Lake Victoria's region is one of the most densely populated in Africa, within 50 miles of it's shores live several million people. Lake Victoria is a fresh water lake with a wealth of fish.
The Sahara Desert is the worlds largest Desert, it is 3,500,000 square miles. The Sahara is bordered on the north by the Atlas Mountains and the Mediterranean sea, and on the south by the Sahel. Sand dunes cover 15% of the Sahara. Consisting of plateaus of bare rock or areas of coarse gravel cover 70%. Mountains, oases, and transition Zones are the remaning 15%. Difficulties are lack of water, extremely high daytime temperatures, and sparse vegetation.
The Atlas Mountains are rich in minerals, especially phosphates, coal, iron, and oil. The mountains is a system of ranges and plateaus in the northwest Africa, extending 1,500 miles from southwest Morocco through Algeria to north Tunisia. The highest mountain ranges were found in Morocco. Fertile low land separare's the ranges. The slopes facing the north are well watered and have important farmland and forestes, while the slopes facing the south are generally covered with shrubbery and have salty lakes and salt flats.
The Red Sea is a long narrow sea that sits between Africa and the Arabian peninsula. The Red Sea is linked with the Indian Ocean by the Gulf of Aden. Summer temperatures often exceed 85* Farenheit.