Natural Beauty

Written by  Thursday, 24 April 2014 02:02 Published in Reasons
The natural features of East Africa are stunning and scenic. Shaped by global plate tectonic forces that created the East African Rift Valley its extinct volcanoes and hot springs, East Africa is home to the beautiful snow peaked Mount Kilimanjaro and Mount Kenya, the two tallest peaks in Africa. The region is also home to the world’s second largest freshwater lake; Lake Victoria, the world’s second deepest lake; Lake Tanganyika and Lake Turkana, the world’s largest permanent desert lake and the world’s largest alkaline lake. Other lakes in the region are a host to wildlife and birds like the flamingoes in Lake Nakuru and its breeding site in Tanzania are Lake Natron and the hot springs in Lake Bogoria in Kenya. The River Nile is regarded as the longest river in the world that derives its water from, amongst others, Lake Victoria. East Africa is also home to some of the most diverse flora in the world due to its varying climate. The vegetation varies from savannah grasslands, bamboo forests, equatorial forests, mangrove forests and Afro-Alpine zones.
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