East Africa

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East Africa

East Africa

*Tsetse flies carry a human disease called sleeping sickness. They can spread a deadly disease to livestock.

*Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in Africa.*The Blue Nile and the White Nile join in northern Sudan.*The Nile is East Africas major river.

*Tanzania produces gems including saphire and diamonds. *Small gold deposits can be found along the rifts.

*The Great Rift Valley is a series of geological faults.*These faults run from the Jordan Valley in southwest Asia all the way to mozambique.

*Along the equator, distinct wet & dry seasons alternate.*As a result, the vegetation on the high plains is a mixture of savannas and forests.

Climates, Biomes, & Natural Resources*Latitude and variations in elevation influence the climates of East Africa.

*Baobab trees are one of the few types of trees that grow on the African savanna and can grow as large as 30 feet in diameter and as high as 60 feet.

Kilimanjaro Mountain

Tsetse Fly

The Great Rift Valley

Where The Blue Nile and White Nile join in Sudan

Baobab Tree

The Nile



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