Wonders of Africa

SITE
COUNTRY
LOCATION FROM CAPITAL CITY
DETAILS
Table MountainSouth AfricaCape TownIt is a flat topped mountain overlooking Cape Town, often covered in cloud which is known as the ‘table cloth’. One can use the cableway to get to the top while taking in the view. At the top there are over 2,200 species of plants and animals like the Dassie which is the closest relative to an elephant.
Serengeti MigrationKenyaSerengeti National Park, 259 km west of NairobiA million wild animals take an annual circuit around the plains in search of fresh grass and water. The Serengeti Migration is nature’s grandest show.
Serengeti National Park, 585.3 km North West of Dodoma
Tanzania
Ngorongoro CraterTanzaniaB 144, about 469 km North of DodomaImagine being on the vast floor of an ancient collapsed volcano that is home to wild safari animals including lions, rhinos, zebras and elephants. That’s the Ngorongoro Crater.
Victoria FallsZambiaKazungula, 486.9 km South West of LusakaVictoria Falls is one of the world’s two most powerful falls. Its rim is 100 meters (330 feet) high and 1700 meters (1 mile) long.
Kazungula, 712.6 km West of Harare
Zimbabwe
Sossusvlei DunesNamibiaSossusvlei, 363.8 km South West from WindhoekThese are some of the highest dunes in the world, and the tallest in the area at 325m. Called Big Daddy, these dunes overlook the surreal landscape of Dead Vlei, a white pan filled with the dark fossils of camelthorn trees.
SpitzkoppeNamibiaSpitzkoppe, 280.5 km slightly North West of WindhoekOver 700 years old, this site is a major attraction for rock climbers, geologists, rock hounds, and even star gazers. Its peaks stand out dramatically from the flat surrounding areas, with its highest peak at 700 meters from the desert floor. Its minor peak lies nearly at an elevation of 1584 meters above sea level.
SITECOUNTRYLOCATION FROM CAPITAL CITYDETAILS
Lake MalawiMalawiEast of LilongweOne of the largest lake in the world, was dubbed “Lake of Stars” by Dr. David Livingstone a century and a half ago. This lake has more tropical fish than any lake in the world with 1,300 species.
Nyiragongo VolcanoDemocratic Republic of Congo1,504.74 km East of KinshasaOne of the world’s most beautiful and active volcanoes is a large stratovolcano near Lake Kivu. It has a diameter of 1.2 km at the summit calder containing the world’s most active and largest lava lake.
Mountain KilimanjaroTanzania388.71 km North East of DodomaThis is the tallest mountain in Africa with approximately 25,000 people attempting to summit it annually. Almost every kind of ecological system is found on it: cultivated land, rain forest, heath, moorland, alpine desert and an arctic summit.
Sahara DesertAlgeriaThe Sahara Desert stretches 5,000 kilometers (3,000 miles) across northern Africa. Despite its severe dryness, the Sahara Desert has villages, trade routes, and trans-Sahara tours.
Chad
Egypt
Libya
Mali
Mauritania
Morocco
Niger
Sudan
Tunisia

References;-

  1. http://www.hillmanwonders.com/top_10_africa_wonders/top_10_africa_wonders.htm (Wonders of Africa)
  2. http://www.vikingrivercruises.com/cruise-destinations/egypt/ (Egypt Nile Cruises)
  3. http://sevennaturalwonders.org/africa/sahara-desert/ (Sahara Desert)
  4. http://www.bunac.org/uk/blog/bunac-blog/volunteering/10-facts-about-table-mountain- (Table Mountain)
  5. http://stories.namibiatourism.com.na/blog/bid/257130/EXTREME-NAMIBIA-The-World-s-HIGHEST-Dunes (Sossusvlei Dunes)
  6. http://www.spitzkoppe.com/ (Spitzkoppe)
  7. http://travel.cnn.com/stunning-african-spots-552779 (Lake Malawi)
  8. http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/nyiragongo.html (Nyiragongo Volcano)
  9. http://worldwildlife.org/blogs/good-nature-travel/posts/ten-interesting-facts-about-mt-kilimanjaro (Mt Kilimanjaro)

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