Africa’s varying climates make it a host to many of the most interesting species of plants and animals on Earth. There are currently more than 7,000 different species of mammals, fish, and birds in Africa. There are more than 100,000 species of insects as well. Here you can find both the largest ( African Elephant) and tallest (Giraffe) animal.
- The African savanna is a tropical grassland that is quite large in size, covering roughly half of the continent. This area includes the Serengeti, which is famous for its wildlife.
- The Sahel is a strip of dry land stretching across Northern Africa from the Atlantic Ocean to The Red Sea.
- There are eight major geographical regions in Africa, each with its own unique landscape: the Sahara Desert, the Savanna, the Sahel, the African Great Lakes, the Swahili Coast, South Africa and the rain forest.
- The continent of Africa is comprised of 54 countries and one territory.