African Natural Wonders

The announcement of the Seven African Natural Wonders took place in Arusha, Tanzania a few years ago, showcasing seven remarkable locations

  1. Serengeti Migration

    • The migration spans Tanzania and Kenya.
    • It holds the title of the world’s longest and largest overland migration.
    • The name “Serengeti” translates to “endless plains.”
  2. Ngorongoro Crater

    • This site boasts the distinction of being the largest unbroken volcanic caldera globally.
    • Often referred to as “Africa’s Garden of Eden.”
    • Home to a diverse population of over 30,000 animals, including the rare black rhino.
  3. Mount Kilimanjaro

    • As the tallest mountain in Africa, it reaches an impressive 5,895 meters.
    • Holds the status of the tallest free-standing mountain globally.
    • Comprising seven distinct peaks, with Uhuru Peak claiming the highest elevation.
    • The Kibo peak features a 1.5-mile wide crater.
  4. The Nile River

    • Recognized as the world’s longest river, stretching an astounding 4,132 miles (6,650 km).
    • It traverses across 10 different countries.
    • The river’s mouth is located in Egypt, with two sources—one in Uganda and the other in Ethiopia.
  5. Volcanoes National Park

    • This park serves as the last refuge for the world’s remaining wild mountain gorillas.
  6. Nyungwe Rainforest

    • Nyungwe stands as Africa’s largest protected mountain forest, hosting 13 primate species, including chimpanzees, colobus monkeys, grey-cheeked manga beys, and baboons.
    • The forest is a haven for birdlife, with over 250 species.
  7. Lake Kivu

    • One of Africa’s Great Lakes, Lake Kivu, is notable for housing the tenth-largest inland island globally—Idjwi.

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