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World Geography Scavenger Hunt: Africa ~ FREE Printable

World Geography Scavenger Hunt: Africa ~ FREE Printable

Geography can feel dry and boring, but there are actually many fun ways to learn geography! One of the ways is with this World Geography Scavenger Hunt that I came up with to help make it more fun for my kids.

World Geography Scavenger Hunt Printable: Africa from Starts At Eight

This Africa printable is the third in my series of World Geography Scavenger Hunt printables. The other four World Geography Scavenger Hunt printables are South America, and North & Central America, Africa, Asia, and Europe.

Africa Facts

  • The African continent has the second largest population in the world at approximately 1 billion people.
  • Africa is the hottest continent on earth.
  • The longest river in the world, the Nile (4,132 miles), is located in Africa.
  • Africa has the world’s largest desert, the Sahara, which is almost the size of the United States.
  • Mount Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain on the continent. It towers over 19,300 feet, which is so tall that glaciers can be found at its summit even though the mountain is near the equator.
  • Madagascar is the largest island in Africa and the fourth largest island in the world. It is in the Indian Ocean off the East coast of Africa.
  • Africa is the land of the largest animals. Home to the fastest land animal in the world, the cheetah; the world’s largest land animal, the African elephant; the world’s tallest animal, the giraffe; the world’s largest primate, the gorilla; and the world’s largest reptile, the Nile crocodile.

World Geography Scavenger Hunt – Africa

Get out your wall map or atlas and get ready for some fun! Need some suggestions for map/atlas resources? Check out this Geography Resources article.

If you want to do this on an individual basis as more of a mapping exercise, consider purchasing Wonder Maps from Bright Ideas Press. It is a mapping software that includes political, physical, and historical maps. It allows you to select what features you want to show on the map and then print out as many copies as you need.

World Geography Scavenger Hunt FREE Printable: Africa from Starts At Eight

Download World Geography Scavenger Hunt Printable: Africa

Geography bundle -- North Star Geography and WonderMaps

World Geography Scavenger Hunt Printables

Print and use all the World Geography Scavenger Hunt printables! I will link the rest of the series here as I create them!

1. South America

World Geography Scavenger Hunt Printable South America from Starts At Eight

2. Europe

World Geography Scavenger Hunt Printable: Europe from Starts At Eight

3. Asia

World Geography Scavenger Hunt Printable: Asia from Starts At Eight

4. North & Central America

World Geography Scavenger Hunt Printable: North & Central America from Starts At Eight

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Teach Geography Hands On vs. Strictly Book from Starts At Eight

Homeschool High School Geography Resources from Starts At Eight

World Geography Scavenger Hunt Printables: South America from Starts At Eight

5 Fun Ways to Learn Countries & Capitals from Starts At Eight

Where in the World? Fun with Geography from Starts At Eight

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  1. Cathy
    Mar 31, 2020 @ 10:40:06

    Hi there,
    Will you be creating a scavenger hunt for Oceania? Would love to round this out for my boys. Thanks

  2. Heidi
    Apr 01, 2020 @ 12:15:02

    No, there is not one for Oceania. There just isn’t enough there to make a Scavenger Hunt with.

  3. Kelly
    Jun 10, 2020 @ 10:40:00

    I love these maps for scavenger hunts. My problem is, I am not tech savvy. I down the map, then I try to print them. When I print them I get the enlarged map. For example, I printed Africa. When I printed it, I only got the words WORLD and AFRICA. I have tried scaling it down on my printer settings, but it is not working. Can you guide me on how to print these? Thank you,

  4. Heidi
    Jun 16, 2020 @ 12:42:49

    I’m so sorry you are having an issue printing them! Most printers have a scaling option and you select “fit to paper”

  5. Patty
    Jan 04, 2022 @ 14:41:08

    Hi, it seems Africa and Asia are missing countries ( ex. Tanzania, Iraq).. Is there an updated version available?

  6. Heidi
    Jan 04, 2022 @ 19:50:56

    No there is no updated version. These never included every country. I tried to include as many notable ones as possible, but you can easily add those by hand into the list for your kids to add.

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