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Thursday, July 30, 2015

Seven Natural Wonders of Africa

The New Seven Natural Wonders of Africa were announced in Arusha, Tanzania February 2013. The seven that made the list are Mount Kilimanjaro, The Red Sea Reef, Okavango Delta, Sahara Desert, The Nile River, Serengeti Migration and Ngorongoro Crater. Three of the seven natural wonders of Africa are in Tanzania.


Seven Natural Wonders of Africa
Lioness roars in Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania 
Votes were cast from around the world for the Seven Natural Wonders of Africa by photographers, conservation experts, museums, authors, researchers, environmentalists, travel tourism experts, and government, NGO's and private specialists. The President and the founder of the Texas US based not for profit New Seven Wonders is Dr. Philip Imler. According to Natural Wonders Website, votes were based on statistical and traditional significance along with uniqueness and pure splendor.

Seven Natural Wonders of Africa


The Serengeti Plains great migration
The Serengeti Plains great migration
The Serengeti Plains is home to the largest land migration in the world. Tanzania and Kenya Serengeti Migration received the most votes making it the most recognized wonder of nature. It is the longest and largest overland migration in the world.

The Red Sea Reef of Egypt and Sudan are over 5,000 years old, extending along 1,240 miles of shoreline.

Nile River the grandfather of all African rivers is the longest river in the world flowing into more than 10 counties in Africa.

The Sahara Desert encompassing nearly 10 counties high gusting winds are capable of forming sand dunes more than 100 feet high.

The around 68,000 sq km or 17 million acre Okavango Delta marshlands and plains are home to some of the world’s most endangered species of large animals, such as lions and cheetahs, white and black rhinoceros, and the endangered African wild dog.

Ngorongoro Crater is a natural wonder due to the great variety of Wildlife. Ngorongoro Crater is referred to as Africa's Garden of Eden.

Mount Kilimanjaro is Africa’s highest Mountain
The roof of Africa, Mount Kilimanjaro is Africa’s highest Mountain. 
The roof of Africa, Mount Kilimanjaro is Africa’s highest Mountain. Nearly every climber who has summited Uhuru Peak, the highest summit on Kibo’s crater rim, has recorded his or her thoughts about the accomplishment in a book stored in a wooden box at the top.

Don't be confused because there are numerous Seven Natural Wonders lists;


World Heritage site Victoria Falls in Zambia Africa is one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World but, it did not make the list for the New Seven Natural Wonders of Africa.

The seven ancient wonders are The Great Pyramid of Giza, which can still be seen today; the Hanging Gardens of Babylon; the Statue of Zeus at Olympia; the Temple of Artemis at Ephesus; the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus; the Colossus of Rhodes; and the Lighthouse of Alexandria.

The Seven Wonders of the Modern World are the Channel Tunnel, CN Tower, Empire State Building, Golden Gate Bridge, Itaipu Dam, Netherlands North Sea Protection Works and the Panama Canal. All Seven Wonders of the Modern World are manmade structures.
World Heritage site Victoria Falls in Zambia Africa
Victoria Falls

On September 7, 2007 the official New Seven Wonders of the World were announced, after more than 100 million votes were cast worldwide, they are the Great Wall of China, Petra, Chichén Itzá, the Statue of Christ Redeemer, the Colosseum, Machu Picchu and the Taj Mahal. The Seven Natural Wonders of the world are the Aurora Borealis, the Harbor of Rio de Janeiro, the Grand Canyon, the Great Barrier Reef, Mount Everest, Paricutin and Victoria Falls.


There are numerous Seven Natural Wonders lists; any list of the Seven Wonders of the World is subjective, based on the individual or group of individuals who developed the list. The mission of Seven Natural Wonders of Africa is to promote and protect the natural wonders of Africa.

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