Most of Africa’s remaining rainforests are found in the Congo river basin on the Atlantic Ocean side of the continent. The Congo rainforest is famous for its gorillas, chimpanzees, and elephants as well as its native population of forest dwellers known as pygmies.
What are the forests of Africa?
These are (1) the Congo Basin rainforests; (2) the ‘Upper Guinea’ forests of West Africa (which are separated from the Congo Basin by a dry area between Nigeria and Ghana); and (3) isolated forest ‘islands’ on mountains, and along the East African coast.
How many countries does the rainforest touch in Africa?
By far, the largest number of countries with rainforests are located in one geographical section of the World — the Afrotropical region. The Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO) indicates these 38 countries exist mainly in West and Central Africa.
Where is tropical Africa?
“Tropical South Africa” includes Namibia and Botswana, countries which lean economically towards the Republic of South Africa, with a total population of only 1.8 million inhabitants in 1980, and a total area of 1.4 million km2.