Tag Archives: Natural Wonders of Africa

Lake Kivu

Lake Kivu is one among the three well known exploding lakes, the other two being Lake Monoun and Lake Nyos, which experience violent and frequent lake overturns. The Great Lakes of Africa include Lake Kivu, lying between Rwanda and Democratic Republic of Congo. It finalizes its journey into the Ruzizi River, and the word Kivu in Bantu language means ‘lake’. ... Read More »

Balancing Rocks

Balancing Rocks, which are seen in great abundance in the Matapos National Park and throughout Zimbabwe, are nothing but igneous rocks with geomorphologic features. They are also located in the township of Epworth, southeast of Harare.  These Balanced Rocks stand in a perfect balanced state, without any external support and are natural formations. The geological formation of the Balancing Rock ... Read More »

Erta Ale

Erta Ale is an active desert shield volcano that is located in Afar region, northeastern part of Ethiopia. It has an active lava lake that is said to be continuous for the past 80 years. The height of the volcano is approximately 2,011 feet and known as the longest existing lava lake in the world. There are 2 active lava ... Read More »

Siwa Oasis

The Siwa Oasis is situated in the western part of the desert in Egypt, near the Mersa Matrouh’s Governorate.  It is strategically placed in a depression in the core of the desert, about 18 meters below the sea level. The celebrated Oasis is 305 kilometers from Mersa Matrouh and 420 kilometers from the west of Baharia.  Siwa is being enclosed ... Read More »

Tenere

Tenere is a dessert region in the southern central part of the Sahara region.  It goes along with a vast plain that stretches its sands from northeastern part of Niger into the western part of Chad. The area of the Tenere dessert region is over 154,440 square miles or 400,000 square kilometers. Tenere dessert is surrounded by mountains and other ... Read More »

Tsingy de Bemaraha

The Tsingy de Bemaraha is a strict nature reserve that is located near the western cost of the country Madagascar precisely located in the Melaki Region. The natural wonder is listed in the UNESCO World Heritage Site in the year 1990 because of its unique and preserved mangrove forests, wild birds and several lemur habitats. The natural reserve covers 257 ... Read More »

Tsodilo

Tsodilo is a hilled wonder in Africa that is located in the northwestern part of Botswana. The Tsodilo is listed in the UNESCO World Heritage site and was inscribed in the year 2001 because of its unique spiritual value to its local people. Tsodilo hills have four main hills and the highest hill is about 1400 meters above mean sea ... Read More »

Tswaing Crater

Tswaing Crater in an impact crater that is located in South Africa. The crater in said to be 1.13 kilometers in diameter with a deep of 100 meters. The age of the crater is believed to be over 52,000-220,000 years. It is believed that a stony meteorite hit the heart with a 30-50 meter diameter and was vaporized on the ... Read More »

Vallee de Mai

Vallee de Mai is a nature reserve and registered as UNESCO World Heritage Site way back in the year 1983 but was officially declared as a nature reserve on April 18, 1966. The nature reserve is located in Praslin Island in Seychelles. The nature reserve is indeed consisting of well-preserved and maintained palm forest. As a matter of fact, there ... Read More »

Virunga Mountains

Virunga Mountains is located in the East Africa with a chain of volcanoes that are within the borders of the countries Democratic Republic of the Congo, Uganda and Rwanda. The mountain range is said to be a part of the Albertine Rift located in the Great Rift Valley. Virunga is an English derived word from its origin word “ibirunga”(comes from  ... Read More »