Nigeria is fourth largest oil exporter in the world, and Africa’s biggest oil producer with about 2.2 million barrels produced every day. Top 10 oil producers in order of total exports: Nigeria, Algeria, Angola, Libya, Egypt, Sudan, Equatorial Guinea, Republic of Congo, Gabon, South Africa.
The continent has the largest reserves of precious metals with over 40% of the gold reserves, over 60% of the cobalt, and 90% of the platinum reserves.
Lake Malawi has more fish species than any other freshwater system on earth.
The Nile River is the longest river in the world with a total length of 6,650 kilometres.
Africa has over 85% of the world’s elephants and over 99% of the remaining lions are on the African continent.
Eight of Conservation International’s 34 biodiversity hotspots are in Africa.
The Serengeti (Tanzania) hosts the world’s largest wildlife migration on Earth with over 750,000 zebra marching ahead of 1.2 million wildebeest as they cross this amazing landscape.
Thera are over 3,000 protected areas in Africa, including 198 Marine Protected Areas, 50 Biosphere Reserves, 129 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and 80 RAMSAR “Wetlands of International Importance”.
Africa is home to the world’s largest living land animal, the African elephant, which can weigh up to 7 tons.
Africa has over 25% of the world’s bird species.