Kingsley (1862-1900) The greatest of all women explorers.
Richard Francis Burton (1821-1890)
(1813-1873) Explored the interior
Speke (1827 - 1864)
Discovered Lake Victoria the largest source of the Nile River.
(1877-1904) was an explorer who
lived and traveled extensively in North Africa.
Africa is a land of enormous mountains, tropical rainforests,
grassy savannas, three large deserts, and the world's longest river.
From the 1955 nature documentary The African Lion.
Walt Disney Legacy Collection - True Life Adventures, Vol. 3
Walt Disney's True-Life Adventures awakened viewers to the wonders of the natural world. Disney began the series in 1946 with Seal Island, and the six features and seven featurettes won eight Academy Awards.
One winner was Bear Country (1953), which is included in Creatures of the Wild, along with The African Lion (1955), Jungle Cat (1959) and The Olympic Elk (1952).
Africa is home to three deserts:
The Sahara, in the north, is
the largest desert in the world.
in southern Africa, is a cold rocky desert.
The Namib, in southwest
Africa, is one of the hottest, driest places on earth,
The most mountainous region in Africa is on the eastern coast in the
Great Rift Valley stretching from Mozambique to Israel. Mount
Kilimanjaro, the tallest mountain peak in Africa, is a volcano that
is no longer active. Kilimanjaro is located on the border of Kenya
and Tanzania near the equator, but is so high that its peak is always
covered with snow.
Rift Valley of East Africa is a 6,000-mile crack (fissure) in the
earth's crust, stretching from Jordan to Mozambique.
Many lakes have formed in the Great Rift Valley. Lake Victoria is the
largest lake in Africa and the second largest freshwater lake in the
world. Lake Victoria is a source of the Nile,
the world's longest river.
Rainforests in Africa today are limited to the Western coast and only
reach as far inland as eastern Zaire.
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North and south of the rainforest are savannas, areas with tall
grasses and scattered trees and bushes. The savanna is home to large
grazing animals: elephants, lions, tigers, giraffes, and zebras.