The gorilla, which can be found in the continents jungles, is the worlds largest primate.
The longest river in the world, the Nile (4,132 miles), is located in Africa.
Africa has over 25% of the world’s bird species.
Before colonial rule Africa comprised up to 10,000 different states and autonomous groups with distinct languages and customs.
Africa was joined to the other continents in a massive continent called Pangaea
Lake Malawi has more fish species than any other freshwater system on earth.
Africa has eight of the 11 major biomes and the largest-remaining populations of lion, elephant, rhinoceros, cheetah, hyena, leopard and hundreds of other species.
Lake Victoria is the largest lake in Africa and the second-largest freshwater lake in the world.
Africa has the world's largest desert, the Sahara, which is almost the size of the United States.
The fastest land animal in the world, the cheetah, lives in Africa.
Megafauna like giraffe, zebra, gorilla, hippopotamus, chimpanzee and wildebeest are unique to the continent and only found here.
Has the most extensive biomass burning in the world, yet only emits about 4% of the world’s total carbon dioxide emissions.
Africa is home to the world’s largest reptile, the Nile crocodile.
Africa is the world’s second driest continent (after Australia)
Victoria Falls is the largest waterfall in Africa; it is 355 feet high and one mile wide.