According to legend, life begins where the river flows. Rivers provide freshwater, food, and transportation to millions of people. Africa is one of the continents that is abundantly gifted with rivers running across it. In Africa, there are seven significant rivers.
These rivers help to spread life and, civilisation. Millions of African creatures would perish if these rivers did not exist. The majority of them rely on water to thrive. Water resources are plentiful in Africa. As a result, Africa is dotted with gorgeous lakes and infinite rivers. There are 63 river basins that cross international borders. The basins in question accounted for 64% of Africa's total land area.
These seven big rivers, however, are notable.
River Zambezi - It is home to the well-known Victoria Falls, yet it pales in comparison to Niger. It's a lot shorter. Despite this, it is the continent's greatest river, flowing directly into the Indian Ocean. It is a major supply of water for African countries. Zimbabwe, Tanzania, Namibia, Mozambique, and Angola all rely significantly on the Zambezi River's water.
River Nile - Egypt's Nile River is Africa's longest river. It is the most well-known of the continent's seven major rivers. Historical accounts have been written about the Nile River. It was here that the first civilizations arose. It is Africa's longest river, stretching from Egypt to Burundi in the east.
River Congo - Africa's Congo River is the
continent's second-longest river. It's 720 feet deep, according to the records. The Congo River, which flows alongside the Amazon River, is regarded as one of the world's major rivers. From Eastern Africa to the Atlantic Ocean, it flows out of equatorial zones. It runs from the Democratic Republic of the Congo to Angola. There are numerous intriguing facts about the river. The only large river that crosses the equator twice is the Amazon. The Congo River is responsible for a third of the world's hydroelectric potential.
River Niger - The Niger River is the world's third-longest river. Its water is clearer than that of the Nile River. In comparison to the Nile, it carries barely a fraction of the sediment. The rivers follow one of the strangest paths of any major river on the planet. It has the shape of a boomerang, and its primary source is only 240 kilometers inland from the Atlantic Ocean.
Orange River - South Africa is home to the river. Along the way, it passes through two national parks. Augrabies Falls National Park and Richtersveld National Park are two of them. It is one of the country's most popular tourist spots. It features lovely landscapes, a pleasant climate, and a peaceful landscape.
Limpopo River - The Limpopo River is another prominent river in South Africa. It is the country's second largest river, measuring 1,600 kilometers in length. Because it serves as a boundary, it is an important body of water on the continent. South Africa, Zimbabwe, and Botswana are separated by the river.
Senegal River - The Senegal River is formed by the confluence of the Semefe and Bafing rivers. The river flows for roughly 1,790 kilometers, starting in the west and ending in the north. It was a significant water source at the time. The river has a fascinating past. It was here that trade between the Mali Empire and Saharan traders was started. Senegal was given its name because of the vast gold riches that may be discovered on its riverbed.