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  Welcome to Africa
Welcome to Africa! An enormous continent where you'll find the amazing Egyptian pyramids
1/17 Welcome to Africa! An enormous continent where you'll find the amazing Egyptian pyramids
The River Nile, which is the longest river in the world at a whopping 4,132 miles long!
2/17 The River Nile, which is the longest river in the world at a whopping 4,132 miles long!
The Sahara desert is constantly getting bigger - it grows an average of half a mile a month.
3/17 The Sahara desert is constantly getting bigger - it grows an average of half a mile a month.
You'll find these amazing trees on the Avenue des Baobabs on the African island of Madagascar. Some of the trees are 1,500 years old.
4/17 You'll find these amazing trees on the African island of Madagascar. Some of the trees are 1,500 years old
This is Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, the highest mountain in Africa at 5,895 metres.
5/17 This is Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, the highest mountain in Africa at 5,895 metres.
Stretching 3,000 miles from Syria in south-western Asia to Mozambique in south-eastern Africa is the Rift Valley.
6/17 Stretching 3,000 miles from Syria in south-western Asia to Mozambique in south-eastern Africa is the Rift Valley.
And here's Table Mountain at the bottom of the continent in South Africa. It's 1,073m high and home to over 1400 species of flowering plants.
7/17 Here's Table Mountain at the bottom of Africa. It's 1,073m high and home to over 1400 species of flowering plants
But what about the people who live there? Africa is home to loads of different ancient tribes and cultures.
8/17 But what about the people who live there? Africa is home to loads of different ancient tribes and cultures.
These are Kalahari Bushmen in South Africa whose people have roamed the desert for thousands of years
9/17 These are Kalahari Bushmen in South Africa whose people have roamed the desert for thousands of years
This mother and child are from the Elmorro Tribe in Kenya, East Africa
10/17 This mother and child are from the Elmorro Tribe in Kenya, East Africa
The Bedouins are the traditional tribes people of Egypt in North Africa.
11/17 The Bedouins are the traditional tribes people of Egypt in North Africa.
Here's what school is like for these kids in the tiny West African country of Guinea
12/17 Here's what school is like for these kids in the tiny West African country of Guinea
When people think of Africa, they usually think of the wildlife that lives there, like these amazing zebra.
13/17 When people think of Africa, they usually think of the wildlife that lives there, like these amazing zebra.
These cheetahs live on the Serengeti Plains in Tanzania, East Africa and are the fastest animals on earth clocking up a speedy 60 mph!
14/17 These cheetahs live on the Serengeti Plains in Tanzania, East Africa and are the fastest animals on earth clocking up 60 mph!
African elephants are the largest mammal living on earth and can weigh up to 7 tonnes.
15/17 African elephants are the largest mammal living on earth and can weigh up to 7 tonnes.
Africa is also home to the rare mountain gorillas that live along the borders of DR Congo, Rwanda and Uganda - there are only about 674 left
16/17 Africa is also home to the rare mountain gorillas that live along the borders of DR Congo, Rwanda and Uganda
That's the end of the tour, now check out the rest of our stuff on Africa before the lion spots you!
17/17 That's the end of the tour, now check out the rest of our stuff on Africa before the lion spots you!

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