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Thursday, June 6, 2013

The Seven Natural Wonders of Africa

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The 7 Natural Wonders of Africa

The new Seven Natural Wonders of Africa were announced in Arusha, Tanzania last month – here are the seven incredible places that made the list:

1. Serengeti Migration

Did you know?

· The migration crosses Tanzania and Kenya

· It pans 18,641.1 square miles (30,000 sq km)

· It is the longest and largest overland migration in the world

· The name Serengeti means "endless plains"

For more about the Serengeti Migration, check out 10 Mind-Blowing Moments from the Great Mara Migration.

2. Ngorongoro Crater

Did you know?

· It is the largest unbroken volcanic caldera in the world

· It's is referred to as "Africa's Garden of Eden"

· The crater is 12 miles (19 km) across and covers 102 square miles (264 sq km)

· It rises over 2,000 feet above the caldera floor

· It's home to over 30,000 animals including the rare black rhino

3. Mount Kilimanjaro

Did you know?

· It is the tallest mountain in Africa, reaching 5,895 m

· It's the tallest free-standing mountain in the world

· There are seven different peaks, with Uhuru Peak being the highest

· Kibo peak features a 1.5 mile wide crater

4. The Nile RIver

Did you know?

· It's the longest river in the world stretching 4,132 miles (6,650 km)

· It traverses across 10 countries

· The mouth of the river is in Egypt

· There are two sources – one in Uganda and the other in Ethiopia

 

 

5. The Red Sea Reef

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Did you know?

· It's home to over 1,100 species of fish, of which 1 in 10 occur only in this area

· The reef extends over 1,200 miles

6. Sahara Desert

Did you know?

· It's the largest hot desert in the world

· It covers 11 countries and accounts for 3,500,00 square miles (9,000,000 sq km)

· The sand dunes are as high as 600 feet (180 meters)

· It's home to several features which could be considered "wonders" themselves

7. Okavango Delta

Did you know?

· It is the largest inland delta in the world

· It's created by annual seasonal flooding which peaks in July and August

· It's flat – with less than 7 feet of variation

· It's been recognized as a World Heritage site.


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AIJAZ AHMED
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Saudi Arabia