To the north lies Sahara,
the largest desert
in the world. Equatorial area is covered by tropical
Farther south there are areas of grassy flat highlands
giving way to coastal plains. Major mountain ranges include Atlas
in the north and Ruwenzri on the Uganda-Zaire border.
Kilimanjaro, Africas highest mountain, is a
volcano in Tanzania. To the east is the Great Rift Valley containing
several huge lakes.
Some of the worlds longest rivers drain the
continent, including the Nile, Niger, Zaire, and Zambezi.