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Interesting places in Africa

 

Africa is one of the most diverse places in the world. It literally has everything to offer everyone.  Find out about some of the continents well known and not so well known places or tell us about your favourite spots in Africa. Visited any interesting African places lately? Tell us about them.

Blombos

A South African coastal cave, important in research into the evolution of Homo sapiens, about 100 000 years ago. Key finds were pieces of worked bone, pierced shells hailed as the world's oldest jewellery, and chunks of red pigment marked with lines, controversially claimed as the world's oldest art.

   

Nok (Nigeria)

Terracotta (pottery) sculptures of humans and animals from this Nigerian site are the oldest examples of African figurative sculpture outside Egypt. Made by skilled artists, they were produced from c. 500-300 BCE into the first centuries of the current era.

   

Ikogosi Warm and Cold springs!

Set in the heart of the western part of Nigeria, lies this wonder of the world!
From the mother rock in Ikogosi, flow two springs; one very warm and the other, Ice cold!!!!
The two springs flow separately with their different temperatures until they reach a confluence, where they mix and blend wonderfully. At this meeting point, very uniquely, lie two trees; A palm tree and another tree which are both joined together at the root ( a few inches above the ground)...
Its amazing...the ambience, the essence of nature, the tranquility and the uniqueness of nature; these things should drive you from wherever you are to come to Ikogosi warm and cold springs!!!
Welcome people.....Africa rocks!!!!!

   

Mount Kilimanjaro (Tanzania)

Kilimanjaro with its three volcanic cones, Kibo, Mawenzi, and Shira, is an inactive stratovolcano in north-eastern Tanzania rising 4,600 m (15,100 ft) from its base (and approximately 5,100 m (16,700 ft) from the plains near Moshi), and is additionally the highest peak in Africa at 5,891.8 metres (19,330 ft) providing a dramatic view of the surrounding plains.Kilimanjaro represents a powerful life force for the local Chagga people and all those who have made their lives around this mountain, providing rich volcanic soils for agriculture and an endless source of pure spring waters.

   

Lake Victoria (Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda)

Lake Victoria, the largest of all African Lakes, is also the second widest freshwater body in the world. Its extensive surface belongs to the three countries; the northern half to Uganda, the southern half to Tanzania, and part of the northeastern sector to Kenya. The lake occupies a wide depression near the equator, between the East and West Great Rift Valleys, but its drainage basin is relatively small, being slightly less than three times the lake's surface in area. The lake water is drained at a rate of about 600 m3 sec-1, at Jinja on the northern shore, into the Victoria Nile which flows northward via Lake Albert and the White Nile forming the uppermost reaches of the Nile River.

   

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