At 19,340 feet, the highest point in Africa is Mt. Kilimanjaro, located in Tanzania and is a popular mountain climbing destination. The lowest point on the African continent is Lake ‘Asal, located in Djibouti, at 502 feet below sea level.
- The shortest distance between Africa and Europe is only 8.9 miles (14.3 kilometres) of ocean.
- Africa’s Sahara desert is the world’s largest hot desert covering 9.1 million square km. Of the deserts of the world, it is the third-largest after the Arctic (second largest) and Antarctic (largest) deserts.
- The largest lake in Africa is Lake Victoria. It is also the second-largest freshwater lake in the world, spanning 26,830 square miles.
- The Victoria Falls, located along the border of Zambia and Zimbabwe, is one of the seven natural wonders of the world. The Zambezi River is the fall’s main water source.