Owning at least one Africa country map is a must for any African expatriate. But why stop at one? We have profiled 10 best maps of African countries that any map lovers would be happy to own.
1. Egypt Map
The country of Egypt located in northeastern Africa is known for its deserts. More than 90% of its land is covered in deserts with a majority of the Libyan and the Sahara desert.
This Mediterranean country shares borders with the Gaza Strip and Israel to the northeast, the Gulf of Aqaba and the Red Sea to the east, Sudan to the south, and Libya to the west. All of which are visible on the full map.
2. Ethiopia Map
Relief shading and earthy colors highlight the natural vegetation of the country. Most of the map is covered in brown hues as only 10 to 15 percent of the land area is presently covered by forest as a result of rapid deforestation.
Although, Ethiopia has planted 350 million trees in 12 hours to tackle deforestation, and thus creating a world record.
3. Madagascar Map
Madagascar, a paradise for wildlife lovers is an island country off the southeast coast of Africa. It is the world’s 4th largest island and is also known as the Red Island, the Rainbow Island, and the Eighth Continent.
This map does complete justice in depicting the country’s natural vegetation that consists of a narrow band of lowlands along the east coast, rounded and eroded hills in the central highlands, and desert region in the southwest.
4. Morocco Map
One of the oldest recognized countries in Africa, Morocco is located in the Maghreb region of North Africa. It is situated between Algeria
and annexed Western Sahara and shares borders with the Mediterranean Ocean and the Atlantic Ocean.
The most popularly recognized characteristics of the country featured on the map are its two mountain ranges, the Atlas and Rif Mountains; its portion of the Sahara desert; and its beautiful coastal areas.
5. Kenya Map
Kenya, one of the most famous countries in Africa is located in East Africa. It touches the Indian Ocean and mainly borders Tanzania and Uganda. The country experiences a hot climate due to the fact it lies directly on the equator.
It is the place where modern wildlife safari started. Kenya’s ecosystems include deserts, swamps, mountain, and forests. You will find a mix of plants and animals in different regions dispersed according to the area’s particular conditions. The unique environment in Kenya’s highland forests is home to many animals found nowhere else in the world.
6. Mozambique Map
Mozambique has a long stretch of Indian Ocean coastline south-east of Africa. The sheer beauty of this country drove Portuguese explorers to make it one of their earliest colonies way back almost 500 years ago.
The map depicts the two topographical regions of the country divided by the Zambezi River. In the north, a narrow coastal strip gives way to inland hills and low plateaus. Rugged highlands in the west include the Niassa highlands, Angonia highlands, Tete highlands, and the Makonde plateau. Towards the south, lowlands are broader with the Mashonaland plateau and the Lebombo Mountains.
7. Somalia Map
Somalia is a country known for its widespread poverty, civil wars, territorial conflicts, and unstable government. However, these harsh living conditions often conceal the exciting destinations, unique cultures, and fascinating geography of this country.
The country is located at the Horn of Africa and happens to be a peninsula and the most eastern area of the African continent. It also has the longest coastline on the mainland of Africa. The land terrain consists mainly of plateaus, plains, and highlands that are highlighted on the map using relief shading.
8. Tanzania Map
Located in East Africa, Tanzania is covered by vast swathes of Savanah grasslands. It is surrounded by three great lakes of Africa Lake Victoria, Lake Tanganyika, and Lake Malawi.
Here you will find Africa’s both highest and lowest points: Mount Kilimanjaro, at 5,895 meters (19,341 ft) above sea level, and the floor of Lake Tanganyika, at 352 meters (1,155 ft) below sea level.
9. Niger Map
The landlocked country of Niger in Western Africa is named after the Niger River. It is bordered between Sahara and Sub-Sahara region and is considered one of the hottest nations in the world.
It shares the longest border with Nigeria to the south and is followed by Chad to the east, Algeria to the north-northwest, and Mali. The lowest and highest points of the country are the Niger River, with an elevation of 200 meters (656 ft) and Mont Idoukal-n-Taghès in the Aïr Mountains at 2,022 m (6,634 ft) respectively.
10. South Africa Map
The multiethnic Society of South Africa encompasses a wide variety of cultures, languages, and religions. Its landscape is made up of high, flat areas called plateaus. These lands are covered with rolling grasslands, called highveld, and tree-dotted plains called bushveld.
Towards the east, south and west region is a mountainous region called the Great Escarpment. Its coastal belt, moving clockwise from the northeast on the map, consists of the Limpopo Lowveld, which merges into the Mpumalanga Lowveld, below the Mpumalanga Drakensberg.
To sum up…
Maps are a powerful tool when it comes to understanding our world. These Africa maps are useful for references and can be used in homes, offices, and educational centers. You can get them delivered locally to your doorstep in a variety of finishing materials.