Geography and Climate

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African Civilization

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Geography and Climate

  1. 1. It is the second largest continent.Africa has huge rivers which are: The Nile River The Zaire The Zambezi The Niger Rivers
  2. 2. North – SaharaEast – Indian OceanWest – Atlantic OceanSouth – South Africa
  3. 3. RainforestLocated along the equator where the heaviest rainfall occurs.About 8% of Africa is covered by Africa.The ample moisture of the area supports plant growth including dense forests.
  4. 4. SavannaStretches across Africa on north and south of the rainforests.Savanna or grassland dotted with trees about half of the continent.Rainfall can be unreliable in the savanna climate zone.
  5. 5. DesertCovers 40% of Africa.Grasses and shrubs hardly grow in many African deserts.On the north in the giant Sahara Desert.
  6. 6. MediterraneanLies at the northern and southern ups of Africa.

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