African Physical Geography

Guess these answers that pertain to the physical geography of Africa.
Based on a longer quiz by thecoolestdude2
Quiz by Quizmaster
Last updated: January 28, 2017
First submittedJanuary 19, 2015
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Highest mountains
Mount Kilimanjaro
Mount Kenya
Longest rivers
Largest deserts
Semi-arid zone along the
southern edge of desert #1
Cape near Cape Town
Cape of Good Hope
Strait between Africa and Europe
Strait of Gibraltar
Largest island
6,000 km long valley
Great Rift Valley
Mountain range of Morocco,
Algeria, and Tunisia
Atlas Mountains
Canal connecting the Mediterranean
and Red Seas
Suez Canal
Somalia, Ethiopia, Eritrea, and Djibouti
Horn of Africa
Biggest lakes (area)
Region of Kenya and Tanzania;
Site of a wildebeest migration
Term for a grassy ecosystem such
as the above
Level 71
Mar 2, 2015
Trans-Sahelian Belt should be an alternate answer to 'Sahel'.
Level 72
Aug 8, 2016
Technically, it probably should be as it fits the clue, but why are you typing that before trying Sahel, from which that term derives?
Level 79
Mar 2, 2015
Quizmaster should make it tougher by asking for the southern tip, and official dividing point between the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans - Cape Agulhas.
Level 64
Jun 18, 2019
Or you mean Indian Ocean?
Level 69
Mar 2, 2015
There are many synonyms for "savannah", including veldt, grassland, plain, steppe, flatland, and such (Wikipedia). That last question seems just a bit broad, but it may just be me.
Level 52
Mar 13, 2015
The typical one used for Africa is the savannah though.
Level 60
Jul 19, 2016
Agreed its definitely not "steppe"
Level 77
Aug 14, 2017
The description might be broad, but in quiz you'd always look for a more specific answer if available. Steppe/veld/prairie is something different (no trees), grassland and plain are way too general.
Level 67
Apr 1, 2020
yeah you might as well say "outside" is a synonym for savannah. Just because something can be replaced with something else in a sentence does not mean they are the same thing.

(and veldt is basicly just field)

Level 59
Jul 22, 2015
"Site of a wildebeest migration" I read that as "site of a wild beast migration". After a little research I found that wildebeest is an animal which I call gnu. I guessed the right answer anyway.
Level 62
Jun 15, 2016
Very well done quiz. Loved it!
Level 70
Mar 19, 2017
Couldn't figure out how to spell Tanganyika ):
Level 78
Aug 12, 2017
I missed serengeti because I spelled it serengetti. I guess I was thinking of spaghetti. That might make an interesting fusion dish, though - African-style spaghetti called serenghetti.
Level 70
Aug 12, 2017
I've only ever seen Serengeti used in reference to Tanzania. In Kenya, it's known as the Maasai Mara (with the Mara being the river that is the gift to all those nature shows - and to crocodiles - during the wildebeest migration).
Level 77
Oct 21, 2017
The Maasai Mara reserve is part of the Serengeti.
Level 64
Oct 28, 2018
Therefore "Maasai Mara" should be an acceptable type-in for Serengeti.
Level 57
May 9, 2020
Correct me if I'm wrong, but I think that Masai Mara is just a national park, but the area itself is called Serengeti. That's why Masai Mara isn't a correct answer since it's only in Kenya but the Serengeti is in both Kenya and Tanzania
Level 24
Aug 12, 2017
Cool Quiz - cud you do one for Europe and other continents?
Level 77
Aug 14, 2017
Use the search field and you'll find them
Level 70
Jul 28, 2019
Please could you accept "East African Rift Valley"?