Getting to Know Africa: The Niger River

By Mustafa Salemwalla on Mon, Feb 08, 2016 @ 01:29 PM

Running for an astounding 2,600 miles through a massive delta, The Niger River is the principal river of West Africa.

The river source is in the Guinea Highlands in southeastern Guinea and the river discharges into the Gulf of Guinea on the Atlantic Ocean.

The Niger is the third longest river in Africa. Only the Nile and the Congo rivers are longer. 

Mud houses on the center island at Lake Debo, a wide section of the Niger River
Source: Wikipedia, Creative Commons, Labeled for Reuse

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