Driest Days On Earth: Africa Desert


Driest Days On Earth: Africa Desert

You thought 30 degrees was hot? Afraid to mention but 30 degrees are sometimes a blessing in some places on Earth. Here in this article, we are going to talk about the Africa desert that set a new level of warmth on the planet earth.

Africa Desert – Situated At?

Well, it’s the most visited desert in this planet already! Suggested by the names, Africa Desert situates in Africa and covers a VAST amount of area of African land. Consisting of 13 deserts, one of them being the biggest one on Earth: The Sahara desert.

Here are a list of those 13 deserts and brief notes you need to know about The Africa Desert.

Driest Days On Earth: Africa Desert
Driest Days On Earth: Africa Desert

Sahara Desert – Largest Africa desert

The Sahara Desert is third-largest desert after the cold deserts nearer to the poles of the Arctic and the Antarctic. The Sahara Desert covers up an area of 9,200,000 square km,similar to a lot of country borders or maybe even combined. The whole landscape around the Sahara Desert consists of Hammad. Dry lakes, sand seas, dunes, and fields altogether form this desert.

Kalahari Desert:

Encompassing an area of about 900,000 square kilometers and the Kalahari Desert is the second largest deserts of African Deserts. Large areas of the desert are functional areas of reddish colored and a permanent water source. The Okavango River is the only river flowing through the desert 365 days a year. Large salt pans as Namibia’s Etosha Pan and Botswana’s Makgadikgadi Pan are within the Kalahari Desert. Despite a dull and barren climate, the desert supports various flora, including acacia trees, herbs, and grasses. The kiwano fruit is highly native to this place. The savannahs of the Kalahari desert was known as the green of this desert.

Karoo Desert:

Karoo Desert is a desert located in South Africa. However, in the past, the dry and treacherous landscape of Karoo was a barrier to the people willing to enter here from the scene of Cape Town. Moreover, the Karoo is a dull and barren region with slight yearly rainfall. This is a unique desert of the African Desert.

Driest Days On Earth: Africa Desert
Driest Days On Earth: Africa Desert

Namib Desert:

The Namib Desert outstretches for a horizontal distance of scarcely 2,000 km. It lies from the river of Carunjamba of Angola to the Olifants River in Western Cape Province of South Africa. It stretches with the Atlantic coast of the three southern African nations of Angola, Namibia, and South Africa. On top of that, the Namib Desert is world’s one of the oldest and remotest deserts. However, the dunes of this desert are one of the tallest in the world. Moreover, the Namib Desert is mostly uninhabited by humans, making it one of the roughest deserts of the African Deserts.

Nyiri Desert:

The Nyiri Desert or the Taru desert of the African Desert. However, this is in Kenya in the east of Lake Magadi. Since it is embedded in the wet shadow area of the Mt. Kilimanjaro, Nyiri Desert receives very little rainfall with a small amount of vegetation.

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