List of Rivers in Africa

Rivers in Africa

The longest river on the earth is found in Africa, providing life for many creatures and spreading throughout Africa. Nile river that stretches 4,132 miles, water resources of Nile are shared by eleven countries of Africa. Blue Nile and White Nile are the Tributaries of Nile. The major cities in Egypt and civilization took changes near the river Nile. Africa is one of the largest clearing deserts in the world and has dense forest in Central Africa. Africa has many rivers that flow and stretch the dependents of human living with the river for its resources such as fish and water. The coordination among the countries is important due to river passes through many countries, which help the economies and make the countries work together. Water transportation takes place in Africa, because most parts of Africa doesn't have the path for any Transportation except Waterways.

Major rivers in Africa:

S.No. River Length Flow Through
1 Nile 4,123m (6,650km) Burundi, DR Congo, Ethiopia, Egypt, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda
2 Congo 2,922m (4,700km) Angola, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, DR Congo, Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Tanzania, Zambia
3 Niger 2,611m (4,200km) Algeria, Burkina Faso, Benin, Cameroon, Chad, Cote d’Ivoire, Guinea, Mali, Niger, Nigeria
4 Zambezi 1,673m (2,693km) Angola, Botswana, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe
5 Ubangi-Uele 1,410m (2,270km) Central African Republic, DR Congo, Republic of the Congo
6 Kasai 1,338m (2,153km) Angola, DR Congo
7 Orange 1,300m (2,092km) Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa
8 Limpopo 1,118m (1,800km) Botswana, Mozambique, South Africa, Zimbabwe
9 Senegal 1,020m (1,641km) Guinea, Mali, Mauritania, Senegal
10 Okavango 994m (1,600km) Angola, Botswana, Namibia

List of Rivers in Africa by Country

List of Rivers in Africa:

List of Rivers in Southern Africa List of Rivers in Central Africa
River Berg - South Africa River Logone - Chari (Central African Republic)
River Cuanza - Angola River Kwango - Congo
River Fish - Namibia River Kasai - Congo
River Groot - South Africa River Lualaba - Congo
Ihosy River - Madagascar River Lomami - Congo
Kafue River - Zambia Uele - Ubangi - Democratic Republic of the Congo
River Kuiseb - Namibia Mbomou - Ubangi - Democratic Republic of the Congo
River Kunene - Angola (as Cunene), Namibia, Botswana River Gabon
River Kwando - Namibia River Kouilou-Niari - Congo
Limpopo - Mozambique, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Botswana River Mbini
Luangwa River - Zambia River Ntem
Mangoky River - Madagascar River Nyanga - Gabon
Mania River - Madagascar River Ogooué - Gabon
River Molopo - Botswana, South Africa List of Rivers in Central East Africa
River Okavango - Botswana, Namibia, Angola River Awash - Ethiopia
River Onilahy River - Madagascar River Jubba - Somalia
River Orange - South Africa, Lesotho, Namibia River Dawa - Ethiopia
River Shangani River - Zimbabwe River Gebele - Ethiopia
River Tugela - South Africa River Kerio - Kenya
River Vaal - South Africa River Maputo - Mozambique
Zambezi - Angola, Zambia, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Mozambique River Mara - Kenya, Tanzania
ReVive River - Zambia, Namibia, Zimbabwe River Omo - Ethiopia
List of Rivers in Central West Africa List of Rivers in Central North Africa
River Bandama - Côte d'Ivoire River Nile - Egypt, Sudan, Ethiopia
River Cavally - Liberia, Côte d'Ivoire River Atbarah River - Sudan, Ethiopia
River Gambia - Gambia, Senegal River Blue Nile - Sudan, Ethiopia
River Niger - Nigeria, Benin, Niger, Mali, Guinea Didessa River - Ethiopia
River Oueme - Benin River Mountain Nile - Sudan
River Saint Paul - Liberia River Bahr el Zeraf - Sudan
River Sanaga - Cameroon River White Nile - Sudan
River Sankarani- Mali River Bou Regreg - Morocco
River Senegal - Senegal, Mauritania, Mali Draa River - Algeria, Morocco
River Volta - Ghana, Burkina Faso Moulouya River - Morocco
River Benue - Nigeria Oum Er-Rbia River - Morocco
  Sebou River - Morocco